Hi Darby Girl,
After being with Sparkpeople for 3 months now I can honestly say that everyone here wants to see you succeed! Use the tools, post often, explore the teams and find a couple that really "Sparks" your interest, maybe this one. It will help keep you motivated and you will make some really nice friends that share your common goal to get healthy.
Amazingly, (at least for me) losing weight, eating right, getting the exercise is more of a mental game than a physical. You need the right mindset. You can't tell yourself "Oh no, today's my exercise day, oh well guess I better try". That might work for a little while but eventually it probably won't get you motivated enough. Better to tell yourself "Today is my exercise day, and I am excited about it because it brings me one step closer to my
"fill in the blank" ...Tell yourself that even if you don't believe it at first.
Your reasons for losing weight or getting healthy needs to implanted into your mind daily. Hang then on the fridge door if you have to.
Anyway, I've rambled on enough and I sincerely hope you get back in the saddle again.
Make it happen,
"The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." ~Randy Pausch
| Pounds lost: 6.0