So, I'm overweight again and I'm getting myself going with improving my diet and exercise to take it off. I've done this many times, so I know how to do it in a way that works for me - counting calories is the only way I've ever lost weight. My problem is that I know from repeated experience that it is very, very hard for me to get started. In the past, I've always had a lot of false starts - days where I said "I'm doing it today!!" and by dinner I was already eating over. Or maybe I stuck to goals one day, then the next day I'm off track. This often takes weeks or months of time. Eventually, I string a week or two of success together and then I have momentum - I start building on that success and things start seeming manageable, easy even! This goes on for weeks or months and I get to close to my goal weight. And then something happens that knocks me off course - sometimes it's a week vacation, sometimes I get sick, sometimes something else. And then I'm back to square one and it's intensely difficult for me to get back on track - I end up taking up weeks or months with false starts, often gaining back what I lost in that process. The whole things repeats.
It seems to me the thing I need most is to be able to get on track - or get BACK on track - quickly, in a day or two at most. Any advice? Ugh, why is this so hard for me.