Everyone knows that the two components to successful weight-loss are diet and exercise. We also know that weight-loss is something that happens over time, which I feel is totally unfair. I mean, I went to bed one night as a thin 24-year old woman with curves in all the right places and woke up the next morning with an extra 75 pounds on me. I’m sure this same phenomenon has happened to countless others. So if it came on overnight, why can’t I take a magic pill and make it disappear overnight? Oh that it were that simple. I’ve struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life with a few successes here and there. At one point I was actually just about 30 pounds from my goal. The only times I’ve had any success was when I was faithful to following a healthy diet AND exercising regularly. But for some reason, I seem to always fall off the wagon from either diet or exercise, only to have the wagon back-up and run me over again. Take yesterday for example. I’ve been running for 11 weeks now, missing only a couple of sessions. So if I’ve been faithful to exercise, why did I have an inappropriate relationship with two of my BFF’s last night – Ben & Jerry? Yes, I downed a pint of Cake Batter ice cream just because I wanted to. So today I’m climbing back on that wagon. Can someone give me a shove, please?