My wife is an amazing inspiration - she took off the baby weight from #2 and then some, and is back to her college weight. Plus, she's in the best shape of her life - being weaker and slower than your wife is a hell of a motivator.
I had minor surgery in late november, and the 10-day recovery w/o alcohol saw me drop 6-7 lbs (saw 198 on the scale!). I was fully aware that it was the alcohol that my biggest issue, but I'd successfully avoided acknowledging that fact for several months :). Not anymore ... dropping that, and going to do some morning nine holes of golf where I walk instead of ride. Start slow, but keep going.