I was doing pretty well on the weight loss/healthiness front of late. I exercised at least 5 days a week for the last three weeks (which for me is pretty epic as I'm naturally lazy and hate exercising). So I had lost about 6 pounds.
But then I traveled back to the US. Going to my parents' house is always terrible for any weight loss/healthiness attempts. First of all, my father likes to demonstrate his affection for me by buying all my favorite treats (which I then inhale because I have no willpower). Secondly, they are both fairly sedentary (not remarkably, just the typical level for suburban Americans) so I become more sedentary too (and there's no onsite gym here, so it's harder to get exercise). Finally, just living in the US is bad for weight loss. Portions are huge, most food is really caloric (even salads), walking places is generally difficult (there aren't even sidewalks in many locations), and most people are overweight, so being overweight yourself is easy.
I am going to have to make a better effort if I want to get skinnier. So starting now, I will start listing my food consumed again, join a gym (for the time I am here) and start going at least 5 days/week, and start drinking more water. I am also going to stop eating cookies three times a day (oops)!