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When it is very cold outside, the transition from being inside to going outside is easier if your body is already warmed up. Therefore, doing a full warm-up routine inside before heading out the door can make Winter running less painful. Of course, you need appropriate Winter running clothing as well. My indoor warmup consists of 5 minutes of walking around the house, including up and down the stairs, followed by a series of five dynamic warm-up exercises (Google dynamic warmup).
I wanted to transition to brown rice but no one liked it, so I started mixing a quarter brown to three quarters white. No one complained. A few weeks later I went to half in half, and then three quarters to one quarter. Now we eat plain brown rice and no one has complained and honestly I can hardly tell the difference.
Once you don't fit into your bigger clothes, get rid of them. That way you are reminded if the pounds start creeping back...you won't have 'fat' clothes to go to. Maybe someone else can use them in transition during their weight loss.
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