OK the first one is probably out there *somewhere* on the internet, but anyway...

1. I find that after I watch a sports-related movie (a good one, particularly if it has a good training montage!) I'm much more motivated to exercise and get fit. Particular favourites are the Rocky series, which have the best training montages EVER. Also some of the dancing movies have made me feel like moving around. Pick a sport you could see yourself doing as exercise and find a movie about it.

2. (Pretty sure this one is mine!) well you have to be a little bit computer/excel capable for this one... but it's easy enough to learn. So, open up Excel, and in one column, put today's date and then the dates of future weigh-ins. Start the next four columns with your current weight. The first one is for recording your actual weight... I do it daily but it would still work if you only weighed in every week. In the second column, decrease the values at the absolute minimum rate you want to lose weight at (mine is 0.1kg/day, or 700g/week). In the third column, decrease the values at a fairly optimistic (but still reasonable) rate (I'm using 0.2kg/day, or 1.4kg/week). In the fourth column take the average of the values in the second and third colunms. Then make a graph! There will be 3 different lines for the "minimum", "average" and "good" weight loss lines, and as you enter more of yor actual weights, the fourth line will grow and you can see where you are sitting with respect to the others. You can chose different colours for the 4 different lines, - I chose red for the "minimum" line, orange for the "average" line, green for the "good" line and black for the "actual" line. It's fun to have this kind of visual aid to your progress I think... I'm always telling myself now "I need to stay under the red line", or "I want to catch up to that orange line"

Hope you enjoy... if anyone wants to try #2 and needs some help with Excel I'm happy to explain in more detail