If I lose 1 pound a week for the next 3 months, my husband will buy me 3 swimsuits for our cruise!!!
If you have some painting to do around the house, just take one room at a time, decide the color, buy the paint and do it yourself. It might take longer, but in the end, you will save on money.
Try to find an exercice that you really enjoy. It won't be as hard to find the motivation to do it. For my, I think zumba is the best exercice I found to fit my need. I just loves it. It is not hard to go at zumba class twice a week.