It is and always will be a struggle. I have been wearing a pedometer for a year and in the last couple of months have really quit paying attention to it and the results I download on my computer. I joined a gym back in October, not thinking I would enjoy it as I was doing all my walking out in the community prior to that, but I love going to the gym now. I am considering purchasing the BodyBugg to track my calories burned instead of just my steps. I need a new motivation. I feel stuck, though I have been very successful. I just started tracking my food on livestrong.com and I am surprised how much it has made me aware of what I am eating. Good luck with the changes you have already implemented. It is worth the effort!