for eating healthy and walking. I quit smoking nearly 1 year ago. Between that and my marriage falling apart, I put on quite a bit of weight. I would like to lose about 60lbs. I am hoping by the time the warm weather really arrives where I live, around July, I will look okay enough to put on a swim suit. That's only 4 months away. Maybe that isn't realistic but I'm going to try. I believe that if I really felt good about myself and thought that I deserved better, I would not have gained so much weight. So that's something I am trying to work on WITH the healthy eating and exercise. My therapist suggested I get some positive affirmation cards or a daily affirmation book to help build my self-esteem and to be gentler to myself. She's also suggested finging 3 good things everyday-could simply be a beautiful flower, difficult child to school on time, etc. Has anyone used these? If so, do they really help?