I am trying to deal with the fact that I have an addictive personality. Whether it is food, drink, whatever...I will tell myself that I will eat better, drink less, and other things, but the weekend rolls around, or friends want to go out and I throw it out the window. Despite the fact that I really want to meet my goal weight (10-12 pounds less), I let my urges and desires take over me, as if to say that the desire to be happy in the moment is more powerful than doing the right thing to be happy in the long run. Do other people have this problem? If so- do any of you have any suggestions on how to better fend off seemingly impossible temptations (for example: friends birthday happy hours, nights out on the town, lunches with co-workers, etc). This all extends even past my weight loss goal- I want to be happier physically and mentally, and being over indulgent in so many parts of my life isn't helping.