I'm just curious. What do you find is the hardest part of the diet & exercise for you, and how do you overcome it/encourage yourself?
For me, it's been all the dinner parties and social events on the weekends. I'm 28 but all my friends (here in Japan, as English teachers) are 23 - 25 and still into partying hard. All the fun stuff takes place at restaurants, pot-lucks (where they all bring deserts!!), and dance clubs. I've had to say no to so many events and friends and it got really frustrating. I let myself choose 1 thing a month to go to, gave myself that day off as a "break" from the diet and decided not to care about food at that party. It worked for the most part. This one time I decided to go to a pot-luck. I thought that would be fairly safe. I brought a whole bunch of fruit (and I'm glad I did). Everyone else brought desert and snack food from the store! EVERYONE ELSE! Hahaha. There was chocolate cake, cookies, M&Ms... That was pure torture! I can set up a safe environment for myself at home no problem but going out with friends? It's a trap every time.
So what about you? Looking back, what's that one thing that really gets to you sometimes that you have to literally sit yourself down and give yourself a pep-talk and work out a strategy around it?