Welcome to 3FC =)
You'll find a lot of support around the boards. Instead of just one buddy... you get a hundred!
There are quite a number of us here who have a good 100 pounds or so to lose, so you aren't alone.
Keep in mind that since you're brand new to the site you won't be able to Private Message people for 20 days/20 posts.
If you're interested, there are challenges and chats around the boards that you might want to look into
Stick around! And best of wishes~