Hello hello! I am new to this site and new to the SBD. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
First the weight stuff. In April 2002 I joined Weight Watchers Online and over the course of 6 months went from 225 to 175. It took me another year to lose 20 more pounds, and I lost steam. I have now gained back those 20 pounds and I'm back up to 175, and quite frankly I am sick of counting points. I am so discouraged with it that I have not done well at all for these past few months (since September or so). I have tried just counting calories, but I honestly think I'm just sick of counting things!
A friend of mine started SBD two weeks ago, and another one started this week. Also my mom used it, but only to lose 15 pounds or so. So here I am -- I am ready to "go to the beach!" I am at roughly 175 and I would like to get to at least 125. I believe at 125 my BMI is still slightly 'overweight' (I am 4'11") but when I get there I will see how I look/feel and how well I maintain. I am starting officially on either Sunday or Monday, I have not decided yet which. I need to find the book, though I feel like I have gotten tons of info on these boards, and I'm not sure the book will even give me much more. But I hear there are a lot of recipes in it.
As for non-weight stuff.... I am a system administrator for a small company. My husband and I also run a small farm in northern Indiana, where we raise two dairy goats, two wool sheep, 12 turkeys, 6 geese, a flock of ducks, and a breeding "herd" of rabbits. We also grow a pretty large garden in the summer. We drink our own milk, eat our own eggs, duck, rabbit, and by this summer we will be eating our own lamb and kid (baby goat). My husband makes cheese, yogurt, and butter with the goat milk. I also knit and I'm learning to spin my own wool.
Needless to say we have no kids (or we would not have time for all the above), but we do have a dog and three cats as pets.
I hope the post was not too long, and look forward to getting to know all of you!