I've found refuge in games my entire life. I grew up in a broken home without support or guidance and gaming was how I escaped all of my problems. I joined this forum because I'm ready to take back control of my life. Two months ago I was having a conversation with a girl that said she tries to always be her best self. It resonated with me and set me on a better path. I've cut out soda/fast food. I've learned to cook. I've lost 15 pounds. I've been exercising. I'm going back to college - classes start Monday. Unfortunately, the girl and I didn't work out but I'm determined to make these lifestyle changes permanent. I look forward to taking this journey with the support of everyone here.