It's easy to be successful with eating right and working out when your environment is designed to make it easy. It's when there are situations, events, people, and temptations that come up that we are tested and have to fight to stay on track. Having to fight to stay on track makes it a struggle... and that's when the whole thing starts to take its toll.
Lately I've had it easy. While I live at home, my parents have been away taking care of a sick relative, so I have the house to myself, do my own grocery shopping and cooking and have time every day to work out. It's been nice because my environment is currently built for success and I haven't cheated once. However, my parents are coming back this weekend, so my little security bubble is going to get rocked a little bit.
However... I am really dedicated to losing weight and my parents know that so I know they'll help me. Our dinners are always pretty healthy. And I am fully aware that I make my own decisions and if I cheat or fall off the wagon, I have no one to blame but myself. I just need to be hyper-aware of what I eat/ drink and hold on to that damn wagon for dear life so I don't fall off!
Attitude of Gratitude: I'm grateful that my parents are coming home because I haven't seen them in awhile and missed them :)