Well, it's the New Year, 2012, and on top of most people's resolution list... you guessed it... LOSE WEIGHT!
The biggest challenge that people find is that they try to go all out in January, majorly change their eating habits, join the gym, and try to make all these drastic changes to their life all at once. This is why most fail at losing weight, because it's too much, too soon, and most get discouraged within the first two months of the year, and get that "screw this!" mentality.
Why not try making small changes? Add them one step at a time. Maybe resolve to start walking after your main meal each day. Or start by switching soda to water. The next week, try to get more veggies in your diet. Taking small steps in changing your lifestyle not only make it easier to work into your day to day routine, small changes can stick better, and by summer/fall, all those small changes you've made, you can look back and see how much change you've actually made and stuck with.
Best of luck to all of you in this new year!! You can do it and all it just takes one step at a time. I leave you with this quote I posted on my FB page today....
“All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!”— Gary W. Goldstein