What are some things I can do to improve myself?
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The FIRST thing I'd say to work on is your confidence. You leave an impression by the way you walk, and the way you talk. Even if nothing else changed, if you show people that you're an awesome people, they'll believe you.
To do this, I'd say start some sort of program or class. I took acting classes through high school and college, and they REALLY pushed me out of my shell. I went from being invisible to the class clown. Everyone thinks I'm hilarious. I've also taken voice lessons, which helped me in the same way. I imagine a speech class would help as well.
For weight, I would NOT suggest counting calories. I tried that for a while, but it becomes an obsession. Or else you get tired of it and quit. I'd just say make sure you're having small portions, healthy snacks (no chips. lol) and lots of water. Also, start a kind of exercise you know you'll be able to keep up. I take dance classes occasionally at my school, and it's so much fun. You get a great workout, without even realizing it because you're so focused on the music and dance moves. Memorizing dance routines also helps with cognitive processing. If you don't dance, but like running, then do it by all means, but keep it up! Don't stop!