No one else I know is trying to lose weight, either...that's why I come here to talk to people about it, listen to their stories, commiserate with them :)
I don't feel overwhelmed here, I just use what I need with this site. I've found the tools that work best for me here; tracker, favorites, message board, the occasional article.
I once dated a guy who was huge into Alcoholics Anonymous, so I learned a lot about that program through him. I use 2 of their mantras for Spark People.
You have to give it away to keep it.
It works if you work it.
But find the right balance for you (just like any "diet plan" has to be constructed for you).
I log on every morning for log on points, I use my nutritional tracker most days (by now I've got a lot of foods committed to memory - like today without even checking I know I'm at about 1300 calories). I come on the Message Board when I am bored (working from home right now...so that's a lot of the time) and every once in a while I see an article that looks interesting.
Find what works for you, but make sure you work it!!!
I used to think "Clean Eating" was devouring cupcakes while mopping the floor.
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