Oops, I meant to hit preview reply and submitted reply instead.
Anyway, here's Psychology Today's "6 Mindful Ways to Shed Pounds"
1. Set modest goals. Small attainable goals that focus on what you can do (eating 5 servings of fruits & veggies a day) rather than what you can't (I won't ever eat chocolate!).
2. Track you progress. "Self-monitoring, observing and recording your behavios, is one of the most powerful weight-loss tools...Tracking your behavior makes you more aware of what you're actually doing." So that journal that Kim Ward made for us was a really good thing!
3. Learn to love exercise. "If you enjoy your workout, you'll want to do it." Do something you enjoy doing and you'll start doing it for it's own sake, not just to lose weight.
4. Adopt the "I think I can" attitude. Use positive self-talk to cheer yourself on. Recognize your progress even for the little things (I didn't have that ice cream after dinner.)
5. Enlist social support. Well, I think we have that one covered.
It also suggests to enlist people around to to help, not leaving those fattening sweets laying around at home or work, watching the kids while you exercise.
6. Visualize success. Use something athlites have been doing for years - visualization. Not just for the final result, but for the achievable goals as well. See youself keeping to the exercise program, walking through the gym door and the good feeling after the workout. Make it as realistic as possible, include all the senses so it's real to you. "When you've envisioned success, you're more likely to achieve it."