Welcome.. am fairly new here myself..actually am an old member from the earliest days of 3FC who has come back to use the boards to help keep myself on track.
Congratulations on making the decision that it is time to do something good for yourself
I started out with exactly 100.5 pounds to lose to my goal..which is 170 pounds. I find it funny to think that my GOAL weight is a weight that people say they need to lose 50 pounds BUT I am a tall and big girl...(think scottish peasant lass) and that will put me at a size sixteen..which is okay by me!
I have lost 35 pounds to date...put 15 back on after surgery last year, and my goal is to lost that 15 again by my fiftieth birthday in November. I think in five pound goals...that usually takes me about three weeks...they seem a lot more achievable. There, I only have to lose 5 pounds (twenty times
What kind of plan have you put in place for yourself - what is your nutrition going to look like, how are you going to exercise, how are you going to go about figuring out and fixing the emotional issues that got you there....I have had to do all three.
BUT..omg it feels great...you eat properly, healthfully (I average about 1600 calories a day and 35-40 grams of fiber) you work out, even if you start very slowly at first..and you work on being happy..and suddenly one day..that scale has moved..then the pants get a little loose, then you need some new underwear, and people start to notice. IT is great
If I have one tidbit of wisdom..weigh yourself only once a week. Daily will drive you crazy! I joined TOPS and I get weighed once a week on Thursday night. SAome weeks I dread stepping on the metal monster...BUT if I have truly worked my program..I look forward to it..cause that counter is gonna move to the left!
Best of luck to you...I will keep an eye out for you!