Like alot of people who have posted on your board, I lost a majority of my weight before taking up excerising. I didn't start hitting the gym until I lost 120 pounds, and didn't get serious about it until I hit 150 lost... Theres a saying around here.."Use diet for weightloss, use excerise for fitness..."
Starting out and feeling overwelmed is completely normal. It can help if you break it down into small goals...and celebrate all those milestones(both scale related and other milestones like being able to walk up stairs with ease, or fitting into a smaller size) with little rewards, like a new haircut, or a new shirt or something
Again, welcome, and congrats on losing the 9 pounds so far off your starting weight
One more and your in double digets lost...*dances...