Ruby, that's awesome!
I can kind of relate to what you are saying, though I still exercise every day.
I think it's key that when you do go over plan, you just kind of shrug and say, "Oh well!" and you get back to what you were doing. That's been such a blessing to me, anyways. It allows you to live life and to be joyful, not joyless. And you seem to have figured out a balance.
Isn't this wonderful?
Not at all the tortuous plans like the old ways of "dieting."
THIS is what they mean by lifestyle, not diet.