I can't tell you how happy I am that I found this place. I've been searching for an online support group for weight loss for awhile now.
A little about myself - I just turned 40 this past October, I have two 'tween' children and I've been married to my DH for 20 years now. I am a former smoker and along with that, a former 'thinner' person.
I quit smoking (which I'm glad about, don't get me wrong) 3 years ago and since that time, I've been diagnosed with COPD, venous inefficiency, and I've gained a lot of weight.. around 50 lbs since I quit smoking. I suffer shortness of breath, chronic back and knee issues now that I never had before and most importantly... I hate the person I have become.
I feel a lot older than my chronological age and that really sucks rats patootie - I want to feel at least my age and ideally.. younger!
Anyway, one of my bad habits is rambling - and I apologize for that.
I hope to connect with some others that feel the way I do and have similar goals.