TIP #1: Don't make a list of Goals. Pick one for the next 30 days

Don’t make a long list of goals for 2013. Instead pick ONE goal and work on it for the next 31 days. Make sure you write in detail, your current situation and your specific goal. The more detail, the more chance to succeed you will have.
i.e. I am currently 220lbs. By Jan 31st, I want to be 212lbs. I will weight myself every friday. I will follow an slow carb diet from Sunday to Friday and will rest (and therefore eat freely) on saturday.