Hi Ihave faith2...congratulations on a big realization...that you needed to do something and get off your a$$ (pardonez le francais). I needed it too, and tried to get my best friend to be a buddy. She was too busy with kids, divorce, meeting new man, and losing her own weight to take me on. Enter 3FChix, and better yet 2 buddies I found here who have helped me along. I hope I am helping them too. We have been together a little over a month, and we write each day--goals, exercise plans, etc. We are all ruthlessly honest with each other, and help to keep one another focused on the prize, so we don't blink. We are also great friends for life, now, and will meet one day in the future, even though I live 2000+ miles away from either one. The bottom line is--what you give is what you get. If you are committed to helping yourself, you can help another person and vice versa. So far, I have had a hard time just budging 3 measley pounds off my fat butt, but I did it. All the tools that I use on net, books, videos, and exercise plans I share with my buddies and with the ladies on this site.
I wish you best of luck. Find a buddy if you've not done it yet, and you will have licked part of weight loss problem. As women, we thrive on sharing our pains and joys. Just do it, find a buddy, share some of your wisdom, pains, success! Cathy