LOL I had goals up the wazoo....meaning I had a load of them.
Ultimate goal - 55kgs
Quarterly goal - lose 10kgs
Monthly goal - lose 3-4kgs
Weekly goal - lose 1/2 to 1 kg
Daily goal - to exercise for at least 30 mins and eat well
I had a whole spreadsheet set up and everything (I still do).
I am a bit that way. However, the goals were guides and I found the loss slowed as I got closer to my goal so I had to re-evaluate, I also didn't freak out if I missed a goal as that usually meant I hadn't put in the effort that week or I had set an unrealistic goal, so there was a certain amount of working through it as I went. That first week I was very optimistic and excited. I started on lite n easy and everything comes to you packaged so it was kinda like getting a present so that added to the excitement. I was pumped and ready to take control of my eating habits. I worked on the eating before the exercise which I introduced slowly about 6 weeks later. Came off lite n easy about 5 months later and having learnt better habits I make my own food.
Oh and how do you kick your own butt to exercise. I am a fairly motivated sort of gal I never needed anyone else to get me moving for exercise. However, you may find that group exercise or exercising with a friend helps keep you on track. Someone to give you a little push or where you will feel like you are letting them down if you don't go. The other thing is a Personal Trainer or something like a boot camp to get you started so you can see the benefits that will keep you coming back.