I seen your post on the board. You and I are similar creatures. I am currently at 291, my heaviest was 313. You mentioned that you know that you can do this, but you need motivation. I'd be honored to be your Sparks buddy.
I hated myself too. Counseling has helped me with that. Another group I belong to is TOPS. There is probably a local chapter in your area, you might check it out for additional support. Exercise also helps lift the mood and makes you feel good about yourself. Sparkpeople recommends doing something for 10 minutes a day. There are lots of videos including chair exercises on the site. Can you invest 10 minutes a day in yourself? 143 days ago
Hi, I saw your post on the board. My heart goes out to you and I am going to make some suggestions to you some of which may be heard to hear. First of all are you just interested in losing weight or are you committed? I see a lot of "I can't" thinking. If you think you can't you can't. I suspect you have a lot of hurts to heal - there is a reason that you haven't been able to make the commitment. Because of this you might want to try some counseling. Do you believe you deserve to take care of yourself? Do you love yourself enough to lose weight? Sparkpeople has all the tools you need to do it but the rest has to come from within you. You have to decide number one that you are worth it and number two that you will do it- no excuses. We all have our personal struggles that prevent us from truly committing. You are worth it and you can do it! 143 days ago
Hey I just saw your comment on my page (sorry for getting back to you so late!); you should definitely come back even if you don't want to loose weight! Sparkpeople has been so helpful to me even when I haven't been proactive about eating healthier. The community is just so positive!
I'm glad my pictures and profile were able to help you some as well; it's one of the reasons I posted them on sparkpeople, even though I've always been body-shy and ashamed of the way I looked. I'm still a work in progress : ) . I use my profile so I could look at where I've come from and encourage myself to keep going. Also so others could see and be inspired to not quit on themselves, as well.
Don't worry too much about falling off track either, I've had bad days (3k+ cal. days) turn into bad weeks where I just eat like crap. The main thing is being able to recognize you're eating bad and keep pushing past it and you'll do just fine. You can't be good all the time! Besides, everyone needs pizza and the "good" foods sometimes (I actually took a drive to Pittsburgh last month with my fiance for a sandwich from Primanti bro.'s lol).
I'm wishing you all the luck! I'm not sure which direction you're in that's 50 miles to me, but we from the No. KY area are awesome and got too keep being awesome so everyone else can know that too! Or something like that, lol!