YOU ARE NOT, NOR WILL YOU EVER BE, IMMUNE TO TRIPPING, BACK-SLIDING, MESSING UP, GOING OFF PROGRAM, GAINING WEIGHT!!!!
This is just a simple fact. There is a somewhat common phenomenon where I work. There are a couple of positions at the company that utilize a large band-saw. These employees are experts at using this saw. They have used it in the same fashion thousands of times. They can use this saw with there eyes closed. But one thing is for sure. THE MINUTE THAT THEY STOP RESPECTING THE SAW THEY LOSE A FINGER. That is right. They might not lose the entire finger but they will lose a good portion of it. Why? Because they stopped humbly respecting the fact that the saw does not care how good you are at using it. It is going to cut what ever touches the blade. So it goes with the health journey. Eating bad and not exercising will take its toll regardless of how good you are at the journey itself. You can’t change the rules. Eating more than you burn will cause you to gain. Eating crap will make you feel like crap. Binges, donuts, large quantities of food will all make you move just a little further from health. It might be slowly, but it will happen if you stop humbly respecting the fact that you need to use caution at all times. Like with the saw. New people never get hurt on the saw because they are scared to death of getting cut but the longer they use the saw without getting cut the more comfortable they get in their own abilities.
Never stop being careful for your own health.