We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made lifestyle changes that resulted in a 50-pound (or greater) weight loss.
1. Hide your scale and full-length mirror.
2. Just get through one workout — even if it's your millionth time trying to take up exercise.
3. Or set a super-doable goal — like working out for 20 minutes twice a week.
4. Learn how many calories are actually in the foods you're eating.
5. Take a break from processed carbs and white sugar.
6. Write a letter to yourself about why you want to lose weight.
7. Challenge yourself to give up dessert for a period of time.
8. Walk everywhere.
9. Work out with a Wii.
10. Curb your fast-food habit and learn to cook.
Responses have been edited for clarity and length.