Welcome to Spark People ! I'm going to give you a piece of advice I give to all new members and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself was to drink 8 glasses of water today, that's still a step in the right direction. Weight loss isn't all or nothing. Every little bit really does make a difference.
Spark People encourages its members to start with some simple changes first. don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Set some simple goals first. Example, if you're not used to eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each day, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. if you're not exercising, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.
And that's how good health starts. It starts with a few simple changes. Because one small change CAN change your life.
If you need motivation, I'm going to recommend that you add INDYGIRL as a spark friend. Join her spark team too !! At her highest weight, she was 460+ pounds. Two years later, she's lost half that weight. She's an inspiration. And she's written some great blogs on her own journey which you might find helpful. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=~indygir
Take baby steps literally and figuratively !! As the Coaches all say,"trust the process".