When I started my new job I had the same problem. I had been used to lying in till 10ish, then had to start getting up at 6am to go for my morning run!!! It was tough, but I found that I felt even more refreshed byt he time I was home and starting my work day. Now I get up at 6:30 to leave on my bike by 7 when I ride and I feel like it definitely gets me alert for the day.
Perhaps the first goal of your weight loss is to wake up in the morning and when you think "I'm a failure" correct yourself and say:
"what evidence do I have that I'm a failure? I have so far been going to school and working hard (I assume, and add any other good qualities here), and although I'm overweight, I've looked for and found a supportive group of people to help me lose weight which shows I'm willing to take the next step to improve myself. That doesn't sound like a failure, that sounds like someone who is on the road to success!"
The trick is to catch that little negative voice in your head and say - hang on, is that really true? What evidence do I have for that and what evidence do I have to the contrary? It takes a while and sounds corny, but negative thinking can change.
Then you can wake up in the morning and think "the first thing I am going to do today to help me succeed in my goal is to get up and DO SOMETHING"
And it's ok if you feel emotional when you think about all this. I did when I started. I used to think "they're saying all this positive stuff, but it doesn't apply to me, I could never do that" and get upset. But then I said to myself "Just try and see how far you get" and now I'm here - not finished, but on the way. I also used to worry that everyone would see me trying and be thinking "as if she's ever going to make it" but the more I actually did it, the more I noticed that it was ME thinking that and everyone else was too busy trying to make it themselves!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"