I'm convinced that do it right, healthy living has to be my NUMBER ONE priority. It should support and be intertwined with all of my other goals and dreams. When I make any choice I should think about how (if) it will reflect on my weight and health (physical and emotional) before I take action.
Exercise takes time, it just does. It might interfere with what my other family members would like to do, or be an inconvenience to us all, but it's important. There is no excuse to skip a day. There are no days off from exercise. I need to move to burn calories and get rid of the fat. That's more important than playing board games or watching movies together. We can all move and exercise together and it can be beneficial for us ALL. There will still be time for those sedentary activities but not on a daily basis.
Eating only when I'm hungry and not necessarily at assigned meal times makes sense to me. It's the best way I've found to regulate what goes into my body. I can still sit and visit during a meal but if I'm not hungry, I don't eat. Yes, it's awkward at first, but it's important not to eat when I'm not hungry. There will still be food later. That's what microwaves are for.