So, "Boobooly", in response to (I quote):
"I am finding this whole, "getting to the gym", and "weight loss programs" (such as this) to be very overwhelming. I see all your pictures of your Adonis bodies and just cringe at my reflection in the mirror (you'll notice there's just the one fat-faced pic of me with my dumb ass grin).
I see posts from guys who are skinny and want to gain muscle. That's great. What about going from the dark side (where one casts a rather unsightly large shadow) to having a healthy body?
I suggest you stop comparing yourself, knocking yourself down, and practicing excuses as too why it's not easy/won't work for me cause.../not fair, or what ever else you keep using to convince yourself & others why it's justifiable for you to only be able to wish you could be successful at a healthy lifestyle, as opposed to simply doing what it takes.
I'm one ugly bastard, & as soon as I stopped letting that, & all the other excuses & reasons I'd come up with (all very similar to yours - plus or minus a few points) as to why it's just not worth embarrassing myself & doing the hard work it takes to get healthy, I started getting results.
As I practiced (& still do) recognizing how easy it was for me to say "no" to doing what it takes to begin & continue to maintain healthy practices, I added a new practice (or game, if you will) of saying "no" to those reasons & then tell myself, "just do it" (as NIKE made famous).
Now I'm better at simply expecting to do a certain amount of aerobic & anabolic (fat burning muscle building & toning) exercises each day, keeping unhealthy food choices down to a minimum & out of my living space & car, standing up in front of my computer, parking my car farther away from the store so I "get to" walk farther, staying engaged with things I enjoy so I'm not thinking about eating all through out the day, & so on (& I'm still coming up with new games & practices).
Overwhelm still pops up into my daily experiences, once in awhile, but the overwhelm goes away much quicker now since I don't validate it, & the results of having the body & vitality I've always wanted (even more so now then when I was a kid, though my face & skin are losing it) makes it more so worth it to continue. The overwhelm simply becomes a losing argument I'm not committed to anymore - my commitment has shifted (& I guess, so has the argument).
There are people curing their diabetes & other health issues (including cancer) with raw food diets & exercise. You might wanna search those success stories & pick up pointers from them. And consulting a doctor who really cares about your well being is always a good idea & strongly advised. Also, begin to listen for all the, "yeah, but"s, you have about not doing what it takes to adopt & maintain healthy habits (we all have the, "yeah but"s), & start to laugh at those excuses, & then "just do it" - start doing something to make a difference, or keep wondering for the rest of your life if it's worth it, & if it would've worked.
(The shadow you speak of is all the doubt in your head)