Welcome to 3FC!! This is the right place to start! This site helped change my life and continues to inspire me and motivate me every day, I hope it does the same for you!
I learned the hard way how much I weighed last summer when I had to have some surgery. I had fought my doctor's office the whole way not getting on the scale but there is no negotiating with the anesthesiologist! They need your weight to do the meds.
Long story short, I weighed in at just over 320lbs and thought I'd pass out before getting the drugs! Needless to say, my weight was affecting my life in so many negative ways it was a real eye opener.
I am in a medically supervised diet at my doctor's office and it's only supervised because it's very low calorie and not safe to do without a professional watching blood levels etc. I couldn't have lost weight without this program. It's easy to follow, eat what I am told, do some exercise, and drink my minimum water. The medically supervised part sounds so serious but it's not. I needed guidance from a nutritionist and someone to be accountable weighing in every week.
It's been since last July that I have lost my weight and am still losing between 2-3lbs a week. I want to keep going as far as my body lets me before I get to the dreaded 1lb a week, not that it's bad but I'm hooked on the 2-3 right now!
I know that sad feeling you had when your clothes didn't fit and how you felt it changed the whole tone of the weekend. I never want to feel like that again, and we don't have to.
Have you decided on a weightloss program yet? I use myfitnesspal.com to track my calories and water intake, I love it. I also try to do 40-60 mins of exercise every day, even if it's just walking around my neighborhood, doing an exercise video online or doing my treadmill.
Good luck on your weightloss. If I can do this, anyone can!!!