Hi I too am from Seattle (born and raised) but now I live about an hour away in Chehalis.
I am following the Atkins program (less than 20 carbs aday) and have lost 9 pounds so far although I did go up to Seattle New Years Eve and had some beverages but I am back on track again and thats the important thing.
This Site has helped me out alot and I hope it does you as well. Its nice to be able to talk with people that struggle with the same kinds of weight issues and are there to support and encourage you on your journey. I encourage you to visit this site often to help you achieve your goals and dreams...