I like to cook and I like to eat. Beyond P, I've nearly always found great pleasure in video games and eating. What I've done pretty well the last few years is push some junky foods out of my diet (doughnuts, fries, soda) and add veggies in wherever possible. I'm also much better at getting up to move and stretch through my day. What I've not done as well is manage late night cravings. Last night I had some cheesy soft pretzels, chocolate ice cream, and chips and salsa for a snack. I really enjoy salty foods. Also, when I eat I tend to want to eat a good amount, whereas my wife is capable of a bowl of cereal as her only snack. Some of the things that have worked well or at lease been promising for me in the past are: a wellness challenge (where points are awarded for good behaviors like exercise or eating veggies) planning my menu out ahead of time giving myself a calorie goal for the day such as 2,000 calories and adding up to that total through the day trying to consume 20 grams of protein and less than 15 grams of carb per meal working up to run a half marathon reminding myself that I get to eat again in a couple of hours, so no need to overindulge exploring an idea I heard recently to give the body a 10-12 hour break in digestion overnight My purposes for eating better are numerous. I'd like to sleep better, and think that eating less before bed might help me wake up more refreshed. My back is often tired or sore - and my legs stiff - so more stretching, lifting, and moving will help me feel physically fit and strong. I'd like to feel more proud and confident when I take my shirt off at the pool/beach. I want to feel confident in form fitting clothes. I want to have a strong back and spine so I can stay active and well and stand up tall into my 70's and 80's (I'm only in my 30's for now, but know that we become our habits). I want to have more energy and physical well-being to sprawl on the floor and play toys with my 2 year old son. I'm just beginning to connect to these motivations ... will appreciate hearing what motivates others, habits you take pride in, and things you do to keep this fun and positive for yourself and others. Thanks!