For me in the past, I've given up because I had no "control". I didn't know what I was doing because I've never tracked calories before. So after losing the weight, I went back to my old habits along with letting the exercise slide.
This is unchartered waters for me. I do agree that it's a great feeling to be in control by tracking and sticking with it.
Will I muster the determination to continue? Time will tell but right now all I can say is that I'm actually scared to return to the pig that I was before. I looked like a pig and felt like pig. I'm surprised I didn't eat myself into a heart attack.
Think of food as fuel for the body instead of feeding emotions