Hi Sarah - Slim Fast may not be the best way to go, in the long run. We need to make changes that we can maintain for life, if we want to keep the weight off. Slim Fast doesn't teach you how to eat healthfully for life, ya know? Just my .02, take it for what it's worth. I started on Slim Fast, but now eat a sensible diet that I know I can live with.
What sort of activity do you plan to engage in to help you lose?
If you want a buddy to help keep you on track and accountable, let me know!