This time, I'm doing it so that when I FINALLY move out and start living properly as an independent adult (I'm 22, hoping to move out by summer 2013), I can live life the way *I* want to, properly.
Last year, I dropped out of uni and moved back home with my parents. I'd put on a LOT of weight due to overeating, had no job, had dropped out, was staying with friends while I panicked and went into denial.
I've lost weight before. I can do it again. This time though, it's different. When I move out, I'm prepared to be skint if it means being independent. At uni, a ridiculous amount of my money went on food. When I move out this time (I'm currently saving up), I want a NORMAL life. A life where spare money can go towards important things (savings, socialising, hobbies, etc), instead of a chocolate gateaux all to myself in a day, and basically as much food as I can buy with the money I have.
I know how to cook, and what sort of food to eat. Eating sensibly NOW, means that I spend less money on snacks and other useless junk, and save more to move out (hopefully sooner rather than later!). Moving out means the freedom to choose how I eat, instead of fitting in with my family's routine.
I'm starting to look at the choice I have when I go to the shops. Sure, I could buy the bag of cookies... OR, I could buy the pot of grapes or berries instead.
And I know that the latter will make me feel much better than the former.