1. You do what you've always done.
It didn't work before, and it won't work this time, but you'll convince yourself you'll make a few changes and everything will be rosy. It's like you've accepted you'll fail before you've even started but will go through the motions. Change tactics.
2. You won't invest in help.
You don't mind throwing hundreds of thousands at a house, tens of thousands on a car, and splashing hundreds in the shoe shop, but something as serious as your health gets put to the back of the queue. Why? Being fit and healthy plays a huge role in your overall happiness. Good personal trainers and weight loss coaches can change your life in a few months.
3. You're selectively unorganised.
I meet people time and time again who have immaculately ordered working lives but try and tell me they don't have time to make a stir-fry. They'll get out of bed for a 7 am meeting but not to kick ass in the gym? Treat your health like your job and you're half way there.
4. You won't count calories.
Eating foods you perceive as being healthy without understanding how they affect your weight is a sure-fire way to feel good about failing. The energy in versus energy out principle is not going anywhere fast so start looking at packets and understanding your nutritional needs.
5. You don't want it enough.
You think you do, but do you? When things get tough, do you dig in deep or fall at the first hurdle? If your desire to win is there, it is easier to succeed than fail. If you can get in that mindset, there are no limitations to what you can achieve.