I second the meetup.com suggestion. It's a brilliant way to meet new people, and has the added advantages of 1) you already have stuff in common with them, 2) they are probably looking for new friends too.
Originally Posted by trekfan
It's also worth really thinking about what you're interested in. You can find groups for just about everything.
Also, if you're not totally adverse to it, there is a great self help book called "Feel the Fear and do it anyway". It's all about learning to recognise the negative chatter in your head, and separate yourself from it. It also makes you realise that everyone has these thoughts, and that some people have learned to overcome them. I read it when I was 23 (I used to have massive social anxiety) and it helped me a lot.
Your post was really moving btw. Thanks for your openness. And well done on the weight loss!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat