And wasted a year of your life and a couple thousand dollars? ****. I just want some advice on picking a good method. How do you do it? Is it Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.?? What is it? How do you know you're not making a mistake. How long do you think it takes to become comfortable with a new method? A few months? Another year? I'm just bummed that I picked a dead method. I didn't know it at the time because it was my first time attempting IM. I wish I could go back to the late 2000s. I feel like I could have done much, much better then.