One of the ways I keep myself moving more is by not waiting until I FEEL like it. If I don't feel like working out (which is most of the time!), I tell myself to at least go for a minimum time (which for me personally, is a 30-minute cardio session - very doable) and I can stop after the minimum time is met. I almost always go longer, and sometimes my energy level INCREASES while I'm at the gym or working out and I kick out a great workout.
As for eating less, that's always a struggle, but I don't want to undo my workout, so I use that as an incentive. Last year, I lost 30 pounds by eating less (and much healthier food) and working out. All the while I was doing this, I had hypothyroidism (I didn't know it at the time), so I don't accept thyroid problem excuses from people when they use that as an excuse to be lazy.
Thanks for being such an inspiring woman, Dr. Laura!