Since you aren't new to Sparkpeople, you are well aware that this site can be overwhelming with info so it's best to start off slow and with baby steps...BUT know that this is a lifelong journey and some setbacks are to be expected...don't think of them as "failures"..take that word out of your vocabulary...we all have to start somewhere so if you run into a wall, reach out to someone to help you overcome the barrier...but NEVER give up...you might drop 5 lbs and gain 7..it happens because our bodies will rebel at some point....
I would find 1 or 2 active teams that appeal to your interest and get involved in the team challenges, building friendships, etc...having support can be the most important thing we do these days....we are here to support one another so if you need something let us know...
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher
"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." -Unknown
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"-Shantideva
If you believe in yourself that you will succeed, you will. There will be stumbling blocks along the way, times where you slip, but as long as you keep going you will get there. You are at a point in your life where you can make a positive change. Your life is just beginning and you can move forward in a positive direction. You can do this!!!
Hey, I'm Lucas. I'm not new to sparkpeople, but I feel as though this is the first time that I'm actually going to stick with it. I've had a laundry list of failed diet attempts, so I'm scared that the same is just going to happen again. There's only one problem- I can't let it. If I don't succeed this time, I don't know if I'll be able to start over again. A person can only fail so many times before they give up, and I'm at a point in my life where I can't afford to fail anymore.
I'm only 19 years old, and I know that seems to early to be giving up, but I've been through a lot. I weigh 330 lbs, considered as morbidly obese, and depressed about it every day. I've never relied on a group like this before, but I think maybe if I have a support group behind me, I can finally reach my goal. Hopefully I haven't scared anyone away with my depressed nature, but I am really happy to be a member of this group.
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