Nan, work with daily goals. It's hard enough to get through a day - I don't think I could focus on daily goals. Everybody's goals are different, and they change over time, but I found it really helpful to lay out some goals I could aim for each day. I think I started with 3 daily goals: calories under 1400, an hour extra movement a day, and no sugar or white flour.
It can be very discouraging sometimes. I would feel liked I worked so hard to eat right and get some exercise in, and my scale was hardly budging. I tried to focus on meeting my goals - and feeling good about myself when I did - rather than making weight loss the only measure of success.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140