Most of mine have already been mentioned but ...
~ When eating out, share a meal, or If that isn't feasible, ask for a carry out container when the food arrives. Split it immediately. Out of sight...
~ Don't scrimp on certain foods. I love dark chocolate. I buy very good dark chocolate. I eat a little daily and savor every single bit of it.
~ Eat slowly and mindfully - no eating in front of the TV
~ Smaller dishes, I drink much less red wine when I use a tall, Catawba glass (3.5 oz) than when I use a traditional 10 oz. cab glass
~ raw veggies satisfy my "crunch" cravings. So does dry cereal (but make sure to measure or weigh it)
~ Make your own yogurt. You can use skim (or 1/2% milk, and sweeten it the way YOU want to (stevia or agave are my choices)
~ Whole grains - skip the "white" varieties - whole grains keep me full so much longer
~ Serving size Rubbermaid containers. Like Amanda, I make extra at dinner and package up my lunch. If you don't have a refrigerator handy, freeze the container before taking it to work. It should be thawed by lunch.
~ Workout room makeover - I set aside a place to work out and put up posters, added fun floor pillows, etc. It is a soothing, nice space which I enjoy.
~ Mix it up when it comes to exercise. There are a lot of DVDs and exercise props that are inexpensive and can help you find new ways to move and groove
My faves - stabilty ball, resistance bands (great for pilates and dance videos), and yoga props. I'm not very flexible and blocks really help me keep the integrity of the pose.
~ Stretchie bands are great for travel. They don't take up much room in your suitcase and you can work out in even the smallest of spaces. Many moves can even be done on a hotel room bed or chair
~ Weigh daily but record the average. Weighing daily keeps me motivated, and recording the average each week keeps me from getting depressed by the occasional "blip".
~ Do what works for you. Don't let anyone tell you what you are doing is wrong. There is no perfect plan that works for everyone. What works for me, may not work for you at all. It's OK (and fun) to try new things, but only keep the ones that work for you.
~ Don't put life on hold until you lose weight. Enjoy life now - get out there and don't worry what others are thinking. Be the best YOU that you can - NOW!