Note to self: That ‘cheat meal’ that you reward yourself every once and a while is NOT instantly redeemable whenever the mood strikes. When friends or family say that ‘it’s ok to take a day off’ or ‘reward yourself’ it’s not a free pass. It’s also important to note that they are not trying to sabotage you. When they say that it means they notice how much you work and they know in their own way how hard this is for you. Take it as a compliment that they believe you deserve to indulge, politely acknowledge their intent, drink a glass of water and grab yourself the meal your supposed to have. In that discipline lies the reward.