Thank you all for the great advice and encouragement. I joined this program 2 months ago. I have gained 80 pounds steadily in the past 20 years. I am now 52. I know it is going to take a long time of lifestyle changes to reach my long-term goal. I know I have to up my level of activity and do all the right things this program advises. Need all the help I can find.
Start weight: 253 lb 10/21/2013
current weight: 238 lb 12/22/2013:
short term goal: 190 lb 06/01/2014; long term goal 150 lb 06/01/2015.