After a lot of soul searching, especially reading about people who are leaving this forum and other people who are struggling to achieve their goals, I have decided that I spend too much time thinking about what I need to do, and not enough time actually doing it. So I have re-prioritised. I don't have the time so in future I will only visit here every month or so. I have learnt what I need to be able to succeed. I haven't communicated to individuals on this forum very much, although there are many people who I would like to get to know better. I just plain don't have time. But despite this I have shared in your succcesses and frusrations by reading your postings. I find people on this forum inspiring, not just because of their succeses but also for not quitting when things are tough. Sometimes we feel everything is fantastic. Sometimes we feel it is crap and everything is wrong. C'est la Vie. We all need to find our own path.
What am I trying to achieve?
What am I doing that is working?
What are my issues and how can I solve them?
What motivates me? How can I reward myself?
After 20 years, I eventually quit smoking. That was 10 years ago! Whoa. I'm still proud of that. If I was more aware, I could have quit a lot sooner. So dont feel like a failure if you have been trying to lose weight and it hasn't worked out. You have learnt from those experiences and that can assist you with your future efforts.
Please remember, as long as you don't quit, you will succeed. You really need to believe that. Good Luck. I wish that you all find inside yourself that little bit of magic that you need to succeed in reaching your goals. And I will be checking in to see how you are all going.