I am a creature of habit. It's not the obsessive compulsive type, but it can become very disconcerting if I'm out of my routine for very long and wreaks havoc on my efforts to limit eating out or spending money. I've been house sitting for almost three weeks. My cats are being very needed even though I'm spending a few hours at home each night. There have been no planned menus and any lunch that I've taken to work has been leftovers from a dinner out. The bonus is that I've been able to catch up with people I haven't seen for awhile. I'm also earning extra money to pay bills.
Unfortunately, addressing my issues doesn't fix the time I've lost working towards my goals, but it does point out a weakness that we all have to address from time to time. Like giving up smoking or loosing weight there are triggers that you need to recognize in order to prevent going down the same path and making the same mistakes. What triggers your backslides? What can you do to prepare to prevent them?