Dropping by with a warm welcome to Spark People. I wanted to wish you much success on reaching all your goals. The key to remember is that there are no quick fixes. This is a lifestyle change. Create goals. Long term and lots of mini short ones. Take baby steps, reward yourself when you reach mini goals and don't beat yourself up if you mess up. This is something you have the rest of your life to get right. Keep exercise enjoyable and remember to switch it up it shouldn't be punishment. Also, try to make small changes weekly to your eating habits. Switch up a side dish, add a new fruit or veggie, remove a snack, etc. BUT, do not force yourself to give up everything you like. Everything is fine in moderation. Lastly, use the trackers here at spark. They really let you see exactly where your trouble zones are.
If you need any help or would like someone to talk to, motivate you, etc. you can message me or contact me on my sparkpage. (Even add me as friend if you would like)
A little inspiration:
"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar