A couple of recent revelations for me:
In a way, veggies are like exercise for me. I have to eat them early in the day or else I can't be sure I'll eat them at all. I have gotten a bit better about making sure there is at least some veggies and/or fruit in all my meals, but it's a lot easier to eat the veggies when I bring them for lunch than it is to include them for dinner at home.
I have to make sure I do my exercising in the morning. Sometimes I will do it at lunch or at night, but I never know if I'll be too busy at work to leave my desk or too tired to leave my chair at home. So making deals with myself, saying I'll skip exercise in the morning or skip veggies at lunch and do/have them later just doesn't work for me.
And dieting is like living on a budget. Before joining Diet.com, I thought that, to lose weight, I had to always eat low-calorie foods and never splurge. I can't keep that up forever. Now I know that I can eat anything I want, just be aware and sensible about the portions, planning for the extra calories.
Until this morning, I thought that living on a budget meant never splurging as well. Consequently, I've never lived on a budget, and have occasionally gotten in money trouble and really had to "live lean" for a while to recover. Again, I can't live like that forever. But this morning I realized that, if I budget it in, I can still splurge and have impulse buys. I just have to be sensible and budget them in.