“What has been the best part of losing weight?”
I wanted to improve my overall health and help set the stage to remain physically active as I get older, and I've been able to achieve that. Plus it's a lot more fun now to shop for clothes.
“What would you tell someone who is struggling with weight loss?"
Everyone is different, so you have to find a diet and exercise routine that you personally can stick with over the long run. Start with small changes if you need to, and eventually you'll be forming new, hopefully lifelong habits.
“What would you tell someone who lost a good amount of weight but is starting to gain it back?"
There's no point in beating yourself up—just start over again and try to nip your weight gain in the bud. I've gained a few pounds back more than once, but I immediately cut my calories for a little while and dropped the weight pretty fast.
“How do you approach holidays/special occasions?”
If I know I'm going to be eating a lot (I still occasionally pig out), I try to reduce my calories somewhat for a day or two beforehand or even afterwards if I think I need to. That way things tend to even out. The other approach, which I'm not always good at, is to prioritize which foods I like best and not eat the rest or else just have really small portions.
“What do you think of when you don’t feel like making a good choice?”
What's helped me is to always have some healthy food on hand so I have convenient options. If I have a craving for something really bad, I'll try to hold off for a couple of weeks. If I still crave it after that, I'll indulge and get it out of my system.