Theatremom, welcome. My stats are similar to yours. I am 43 also and am trying (successfully I'm pleased to say) to lose the weight again. I use WW because it's the only thing that's ever worked for me. I regained the weight I lost to reach goal in 1999 and am just now getting myself back under control. WW is very easy to do, at least the 123 success plan that I follow. As long as I stick to it I do fine. It's when I go off program that I lose control. I'm coming to realize, again, hopefully for good this time, that when I re-reach goal I'm not done, finished, and can quit again. This is the way I will eat, live and think about food for the rest of my life. I thought I had that down the first time around, but obviously not!
I keep hearing about Dr. Phil's book but have not read it. I like him, but he sort of bothers me sometimes. I don't know, all that good old boy down home common sense gets on my nerves after awhile. I may check it out of the library and see what he has to say.
Anyway I wanted to welcome you to 3FC and encourage you to browse the boards, find one you like and jump in. You'll be welcomed with open arms and tons of support.
Good luck in your journey and welcome again.