I stumbled across 3FC's about 10 days ago. I have been on here CONSTANTLY since then. Reading, lurking, reading other people's advice, experiences, struggles and successes. This board is addictive.
I am turning 40 this year. I have lost weight on WW, Medical Weight Loss, Jenny Craig, Atkins, starvation, etc.....those pounds always came back. It's not only me....there are tons of people out there struggling and frustrated, disappointed and depressed.
The biggest thing that I have learned in my short time here is that there is nothing wrong with me, I am not alone and no matter how much I search I will never find the 'magic' bullet to lose weight and keep it off.
It's work and it takes effort. It's healthy foods, moderation, exercise and being aware of what you put in your mouth. No matter what happens I am never going to be a size 0 that can eat whatever I want and stay skinny. It's a lifelong battle and I can't give up. It's not falling for the infomericals and their promise to lose 50 pounds by this weekend while still eating junk. It's not about a pill, a potion or any magic spell.
When you think about it.....it's really pretty basic. It's following it that proves to be the difficult part. I feel like I have had an epiphany and will finally have success.