congrats and welcome!!
this place is GREAT for motivation and just having someone to talk to who's also going through the same things you are. we're all here for basically the same reason, to lose some weight and get healthy!! some people have a lot to lose, some only have a little left, and others are just trying to maintain what they've already lost, so no matter what stage you're in there's always someone around here who knows what it's like and how frustrating it can be sometimes..and sometimes it's really nice just to talk to someone who knows how you feel.