I've been a member of the Homesteading forum for YEARS and yet I never realized there was a weight forum on here! COOL! I finally decided that I was not going to buy bigger pants and determined that now that I'm 37 I've GOT to get healthy. So, on December 10th I started eating right & exercising. I've done this all before, but tried too hard to do it by diet alone. This time "feels" different. I'm walking on the treadmill in 1 hour workouts daily (sometimes 2 workouts a day) and am finding I have so much more energy and drive! I'm restricted right now in the weight training I can do as I just had hand surgery and can't lift or pull at this point and will have another hand surgery in 2 weeks so my restrictions will continue for another 2 months or so. I've also been careful about my fooc intake, but of course making sure I get ENOUGH calories in too. I started out at 230lbs Week 1 - lost 6 lbs (weight 224) Week 2 - stayed the same - not bad for over the Xmas holdays (weight 224) Week 3 (weighed in Sunday) - lost 6.6 lbs (weight 217.4) I did decide to join WW online only to help me to keep track. I guess the structure is helping me out a lot. Looking forward to talking with y'all.