My goal is to lose weight (73 lbs) while changing my lifestyle. Diets definitely don't work. You have to commit to changing your lifestyle. I have a large family, and the best thing I can do for them and myself is to change my attitude toward food and exercise to be a positive role model.
My first goal was to get under 200 pounds by the end of February. I reached my first goal on March 1st by finally getting to ONEderland (yay!). My goal for the end of March is to lose 10 pounds. I have no doubt that I will be successful in achieving this goal!
I have been using the food and exercise tracker to keep me on track. I also use positive words of encouragement that are posted everywhere in the house in the form of post-it notes.
I also find tremendous encouragement from everyone on SP through stories of highs and lows, successes and setbacks, and realizing how amazing and courageous others are in sharing with such honesty. God Bless all of you!
I have been doing a lot of reading lately. My favorite is Operation Beautiful, the reason why I found SparkPeople. It has changed my life. I am also reading other self-help books to educate my mind. I want to get back to my bachelor's program at University of Phoenix, where I major in psychology. I had to take time off because of my almost nervous breakdown. I will persevere and get my degree.