Great to see you getting on board! We’re all fat here, or battling the fat that wants to stick to our bones, so you are in good company
I think that seeking out a group like this is the best possible thing you can do. From your blog, I can tell that you know what needs to be done and you know that it will take commitment to make it happen. I learned a lot when I first found the board by reading through old posts from the General Topics. Then, when I joined a small group, I found a great group of guys who were really supportive to talk with about my day-to-day experiences.
My first small group went really well and I dropped almost a stone. The second small group I didn’t do as well… I only dropped a couple pounds. The difference was entirely in my committment. I was stressed out, not coming to the board enough to talk with the guys, and making excuses to eat tasty food and drink lots of booze with family and friends around the holidays.
The good news is that this is a lifestyle, not a crash diet or a one-shot test. Now that I’m ready to get serious again, I’m in my third small group - with some of the same guys as before and some guys who I haven’t had the pleasure to talk with much yet. But even in this first week I can tell that it will be a great resource… so long as I am serious about taking advantage of it.
I hope you find this site to be the same!