glynnes - you are responding to a thread that is almost 18 months old so a lot of people who replied here aren't around any more.
I do think someone from Maryland just started a new thread - you might want to look for that one.
And good luck - it takes some determination but IP is a great way to lose weight and this board is the best support group you could ever ask for!
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