I found probably one of the best quotes ever in respect to trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
"If we defend our habits, we have no intentions of quitting them."
This is too true! We have got to stop making excuses for ourselves and just do our best. I'm serious about taking this on a day to day basis. If I slip up one day and have too much or don't work out as much as I'd like, Well... there's no sense in me saying oh it was because I'm tired or because I need the extra sugar for energy or something dumb like that. Excuses are bullshit and don't do anyone any good. If you can't be honest with yourself then you won't ever change. In learning this I've found its best to just not skip a workout or not have that sugar, because I know whatever reason I come up with for it does not help my willpower stay stronger. I've found that the longer I go without caving in to silly cravings or laziness, the easier it is to just keep up the good work.