Sometimes it's not enough to do your best...sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what needs to be done. My grandma in England always used to tell me that when I was feeling like I couldn't get something important done, and she was right. Some things are just so important that not taking care of them properly is not acceptable. So, shouldn't leading a healthy life - putting good, nutritious food into my body, getting exercise every day, and finding healthy ways of dealing with stress - be something I HAVE to do?
Trying to find the right balance between tough love and just plain love...at least I'm asking the right questions now, I think.