Amen. In the past 30 days I've lost 20 lbs., held myself accountable for everything I put in my mouth, and actually managed to add jogging to my workout instead of only walking. It's not much to some but it's a big deal to me. Self control and motivation.
Here is a neat idea. Decide how many pounds you want to lose and place a small object in the jar for each pound. Then when you start losing the weight move the objects from one jar to another. Your mind will see this happening and it will help you focus on your goal.
Made a motivation wall so I can keep my eyes on goal everyday! I made a countdown to my goal weight and the different color ones are the mini goals the first is 23 lbs because after that I will no longer be in the obese category and coming from the extreme obese category I am so excited to lose these 23 lbs!!