I really liked the idea of Kari's about putting all your water on the counter so you are reminded of how much you need to drink. I can get in 64 ounces fairly easily but much more than that I slog up. It's still there to remiind me so I can also grab one of the bottles and take it wherever I go.
Portion size is a little easier for me. I don't have a scale but I used to and I really think that would be a good investment.i try and stay away from pasta becasue the protions there are just so confusing! One cup of spaghetti seems like nothing...but if you add a bunch of vegetables, etc. it works out pretty good.
My real challenge is the exercise. I'd much reather be sitting somewhere reading or sewing. Could be why I'm obese. duh! I did buy the new Wii fit plus and it is really truly a lot of fun..and the time goes by pretty quickly. I ahve been able to walk a little farther lately so I am pretty pumped about that. I'll let you know how I do.