I am so glad that you are here and are participating.
I know what you mean about listening to others, whom you feel are "skinny" talk about their weight issues. Conversations like that amongst my friends used to make me cringe and want to curl up and die. I too did my best to hide it from them. So, I most certainly understand where you are coming from.
Great going on that kickboxing class!!! It sounds great. Do you have a food plan that you are following as well?
Anyway, good luck to you. I have no doubt you'll be making that Christmas goal of yours. There's absolutely no reason why you can't. It's all up to you and you most certainly CAN do this. I look forward to getting to know you better.