Thanks ladies, for your encouragement! I look forward to getting to know you better.
@ franci- I'm using Weight watchers points plus. I love the flexibility, it helps keep me from falling off or cheating (as often) lol.
@TheMerryBoffin- I decided to join an all women's gym. It also happens to be open 24/7, so I go very early in the morning when there's fewer people. I go at the same time so that I become a familiar face to those that are there and they are familiar to me. I feel a little more in control and not so out of place doing it this way. So far so good.
You just have to be brave, it sounds silly, but I'm sure you know what I mean. Good luck!