I glowed long enough to facebook about my success--sincerely seeking to give the Lord Jesus the credit. (I've tried too many times unsuccessfully to think that it was "MY" success.) When someone congratulated me and inquired about my advice for weight loss, I responded this way:
"Thanks, friends! A few of you have seen me yo-yo through the years. This IS my most visible area of weakness (I think!) I have no credible advice, except give it your serious and concentrated effort and make no excuses...."
The more I think about it, the more I want to underscore AND remember this myself. "Give it your serious and concentrated effort and make no excuses!" This will be my mantra in my new phase of maintenance of habits, healthy weight, and holy awe at the amazing grace of God!