1) Don't just measure success by pounds. Measure it by sizes lost,confidence felt,strength gained, etc. 2) Don't expect miracles in days. Enjoy the journey of weight loss! See it as a game! 3) Go through your closet and sell/donate all the clothes that are too big for you. It'll encourage you to keep going and you get to buy new clothes. 4) Do this for you and only you. You have to be 100% commited and confident in yourself to succeed! 5) Experiment with healthy recipes! It can be fun! 6) Don't deprive yourself. Occasional treats keep you sane and motivate you to work harder. 7) Take lots of progress pictures frequently. You'll be so glad that you did when you reach your goal weight and can use them to motivate others. 8) Change how you see "rewards". Don't reward yourself with food. Choose things and experiences. 9) Don't aim for a specific "goal weight". It'll make you extremely frustrated when it's time to maintain. 10) Keep a journal of your weight loss journey. Use something to track it a diary, tumblr,etc!