It can be really hard to diet when you go into it planning to NEVER eat badly again. Decide on specific "cheat days" to have when you reach weight loss goals (i.e. one every ten or twenty pounds you lose, whatever works for you). It can keep you on track when you start craving, and the weight from a single bad day comes off fast when you get back on track.
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I always keep a granola bar and a bottle of water in the center console of my car. It serves two purposes. Purpose one: if I'm running errands and I get hungry or thirsty I won't have to stop and get something unhealthy. Purpose two: if I get stranded in a Michigan snow storm, I know I won't starve to death right away. Totally a win-win.211
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