Hi Lisa! Good "tricks". I'm weighing myself once a week because I want to see some progress. But so far, even if the loss is 0 or 1 lb, I'm staying motivated because I've been meeting my daily goals (less than 1500 calories, no sugar or white flour, & an hour of extra movement a day), and even with 0 or a small loss, my clothes are looser.
In the motivation section of the forum, there's a weekly motivation thread. Members post their goals for the week - not how many pounds they want to lose - but what steps they're doing to get there. Some people post their daily food plans. Then people report back in about how they're doing. A new thread starts each Monday. I find posting my goals there helps to make sure I do them (especially the extra movement one).
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140