Wow... thank you all so much for your responses!! I'm absolutely humbled! In fact when I need a boost, I come back here to read all of the wonderful comments and it kicks me in the butt. I really love this site and love all the people on it. I'm so glad to have finally found this kind of support. It actually makes me cry sometimes because I feel so blessed to have found this place and all you people! Even though none of us have ever met - I still consider you all close friends.
As for the question about what I do.... the main thing is the eating. I'm on Weight Watchers and I LOVE it. I never feel deprived... not even at Thanksgiving! It's amazing!!
As far as exercise... the hubby and I used to walk 3 miles 5 days a week, but that has come to a halt since we moved. I haven't done any exercise (other than the BINGO challenge on The Biggest Loser forum) for the past 3 weeks or so. I'm going to join my husbands gym as soon as I can. Luckily he knows what he's doing and has trained me on the weights machines before. And it doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes at a gym on weights to be able to do a lot of good! I love the big exercise balls, those are great (especially for your tummy muscles). I also chase a 2 and 1 year old around all day