You don’t need a calendar to know it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Just swing by a gym the first week of January and you’ll know from the resolution-ready crowd getting their sweat on and taking up the treadmills that you’re not the only one who is determined to lose some weight and get stronger than ever this new year. But setting a general goal to lose the weight can feel daunting, and sometimes even impossible, so here is a list of 12 simple steps. Start with one, and build on them each month to help you reach weight-loss success. Each one is practical, manageable, and — most importantly — easy enough to do all year long without having to think twice about it.