Buy smaller plates and bowls to reduce the amount you're eating. You can trick your mind into thinking you're eating a large portion of food if the plate it's on is full. This is also a great idea for getting your family to join you in eating less - they won't even know you're doing anything differently! Most people's weight loss tends to come in stages and layers. This means if you hit a plateau where you seem unable to make the number go down any further you shouldn't worry. This is a completely natural and expected part of weight loss. Just keep going and eventually the number will probably drop quickly. Get your family involved in your weight loss program! Even if they don't need to diet, you can promote healthy eating while teaching them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Involve them in your exercise routine by inviting them on walks or bike rides. This will help all of you to stay in shape, as well as, promote family togetherness!