Welcome to Spark People! There is so much good information on this site, and such a supportive community. Perhaps when you get your next craving, distract yourself by reading a new article here! :)
If you are depressed about your situation up until now, have you considered talking to your doctor about that? Depression can be overwhelming, and sometimes difficult to lift yourself out of it without some outside help.... (Been there, done that....You are NOT alone!!)
And speaking of doctors, have you asked yours to rule out any medical problems that might be hindering your ability to control your weight?? Not everything in life hinges on "Will Power"---there is often a medical reason--so don't put yourself down again until you have checked.
Congrats on the quitting smoking last year--that is a Major Accomplishment!! And if you've decided to join Spark People--you've made another good decision for yourself. If you can make even one good decision a day--small things like adding in some veggies and fruit, drinking more water--you are helping yourself! Its a long slow process, but You Can Do It!! Start with small goals while you learn the resources available here, ask for help as you already have done, and you are on your way to a healthier you. There is also a free time period you can access the experts at Spark Coach--( after that is like $9.00 a month). Take advantage of it, and have them guide you as you start out!! :) Above all---don't give up---others have succeeded and there's nothing stopping you from doing it too!
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."
| Pounds lost: 1.5