I don’t know about you, but for me, money motivates! Where are you spending money these days on things that go in through your mouth then out on your waistline? Fast food restaurants? Starbucks? The liquor store? Yogurt Experience (hey, even frozen yogurt calories count, man!)? Chances are, you have made a routine out of picking up a snack, meal, or night cap somewhere, not out of hunger, but out of habit. Habits are hard to break, but I bet you’ll do anything for a price. Try this: set out a “mad money” jar. Figure out exactly how much you have been spending daily at your “splurge spot.” Instead of visiting that place, put the money you would have spent there into the jar. Don’t allow yourself to touch the jar for 3-weeks (21 days). By then, you will have started to break yourself of the old habit, and it won’t be so hard to resist it going forward. After 3-weeks of changing your routine, which likely lowered your daily caloric intake, you just may need that extra “mad money” to buy yourself a new pair of britches!