JUNKDRAWER, if you can make this Sparkpeople way of life your lifestyle, then the impossibility of reaching goal suddenly becomes not only possible, but inevitable. Having people notice is one of the GREAT perks associated with your success. The positive feedback will keep coming especially from those who only see you every so often. The change will be that much more noticeable to them. Eyes will pop, heads will turn, jaws will drop. Guaranteed.
P.S. Write down those compliments. They are truly priceless. Every once in awhile I post a compliment that I have received, because it makes me so happy!
Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will".
You are now ready to succeed.