I am new too. But you know what, my self esteem is not in the toilet. I just look in the mirror and feel sorry for a very vibrant person who is trapped in this very obese body. Sometimes you dont realize somebody is trapped inside until you take a photo of yourself, like I did when on vacation in FL a couple of years ago. I have finally got serious about weight loss and am doing my best, but one of my fitness goals was to always LOVE MYSELF, NO MATTER WHAT.
I am not a bad person, but rather a good person in a precarious position.
So I wouldnt mind being your buddy if you can be mine. I need encouragement too. When I get sore because my personal trainer has whipped my butt, I need to know it is worth it and to go on no matter how much it hurts!
Here's to being buddies!