Congratulations on making such a great plan & having the wisdom to know your 'weak spots' so you'll be prepared. There are some threads here in the Food section for recipe ideas, also other sites have tons & tons if you do a search on low cal or low fat or low carb recipes (which ever one you're doing). There's another thread on Workout DVDs for ideas to keep things fresh for you, also check your local library for books about different types of workouts & your local gym or YMCA for exercise classes. When I have a workout partner I never get bored, maybe you could do some workouts, like interval walking, with a friend or family member a couple times a week.
"Most folks are about as happy as
they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln