Welcome to Sparkpeople! So glad you found us here and so glad you were willing to share you post on the Cafe Message Board.
I think we all have that sense of hopelessness at times. After all, we have a big challenge and lifestyle changes ahead of us. That is very overwhelming. We went on a journey when we gained weight...now we go on a BETTER journey to a healthier lifestyle! I'm here for you and to help support you on your journey!!
By the way, nice to meet you. I'm Jenn, 30, and was at my heaviest last June. Slowly but surely the weight is coming off. I always look at it as even 1 lb is saving my life...In fact, I'm saving my life one day at a time.
I also have 150 lbs to lose, and I was starting to think I was alone. We can do this one week at a time. I've lost two pounds so far but more importantly, I'm paying attention to what goes in my mouth and I've hit my exercise goals.
Being here is the first step - I really think it is going to make a difference - and that's why I'm here too. The climb to the height of a mountain - it always starts with a first step. This is your first step - and we will be here to cheer you on as you climb that mountain.
It won't be easy - and it will take time - but it will be so worth it - and you are worth it.