I hear you. It was like a switch flipped in my head, this time. I made the decision on 28 May that by that time next year, I wanted to be down 40-ish pounds, and what's more, I wanted to have more energy. So, here I am, swimming away and while I'm not depriving myself, I AM paying attention to what I eat and trying to eat more produce.
Set yourself some small goals. For instance, when I first started, I just wanted to be able to swim continuously for 600 meters. Now, I'm doing it for 1000-1500, although I'm not very fast. Also, it might help to join one of the team goals, like the 2000 meters/week goal. You may not make it right away, but don't let that get you down. Remember, right now, progress is what you're looking for, not necessarily REACHING those goals.
You can do it!
| current weight: 180.0