Welcome, Jennifer. There is a lot of inspiration on this site. I read more than I post. I love reading the posts from so many people who know exactly what I'm going through. I decided to do low carb recently and went with Atkins. So far, so good. The first couple of days were the toughest but stick with it and you'll do great.
1st 5% loss Met 07/10/15 (299 to 284)
2nd 5% loss Met 10/15/15 (284 to 269)
3rd 5% loss (269 to 255)