...is to be kind to yourself. If you look in the mirror and feel loathing, you’re not creating a mindset that’s conducive to success. You wouldn’t say or think those horrible things about a friend, so why do you think them of yourself?
Make small changes. Walk a little more. Take the stairs every so often. Drink water instead of soda, even diet. Try new foods or old favorites prepared in new ways. Cut everything in half. Keep notes. Gauge your progress by how your clothes fit, not by what the scale says.
You can do it!