Hi ladies, I just found this thread! I am in the northern-ish VA area, not really sure if Stafford counts, but I figured it was in the vicinity so I would pop in.
I've been working on this whole weight loss thing since January of 2010 and am down almost 80 pounds. I'm using a BodyBugg to help track my calorie output (I credit that little thing with most of my success) and counting calories. I also try to make sure to incorporate some South Beach principles into my meals, but I don't always do too well with that due to lack of time.