I started SparkPeople for the same reason. I’m almost two months into the Pre-surgery classes and one month fully dedicated to SparkPeople. This Sunday marked a month and so far I have lost 20lbs. My advice would be to stay active on the site. When I get down on myself or feel like going off plan I tent to view others V-blog. This helps me to get refocused on my goals. I also join challenges to keep my self accountable. 3249 days ago
Thanks guys for your feedback - and I am going to amazon those books tonight :D and ty Video Blogging seems like a lot of fun and a great tool :D I look forward to doing more and meeting more in the video-blog community on SP and making new friends please feel free to add me and I will add you! 3250 days ago
I know you can get rid of those 150 pounds without surgery. I started out with SparkPeople needing to lose 119 pounds and I am already down 35ish within my first 6 months. It could've been more but I kinda got of track there for a couple of months but I'm back on now and doing great. I really recommend you read The Spark by Chris Downie and do your Fast Break week. It makes things so much easier and the Fast Break gives you soooo much confidence. My advice to you is give yourself a year to try and lose the weight the healthy way before your go under the knife. If you follow the advice of the awesome people on here you WILL lose that weight for good!
P.S. You look just like my older sister, I mean you could be her twin. Have a great day! 3250 days ago
Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.