Welcome to the forum, never mind Mike, you'll get used to him, at worst you can count on him for honesty and that has it's own value. And if that isn't enough you can look at a lot of pictures of all his pretty muscles and assure yourself that he does know what he's talking about.
Anyway, you might get more out of the forum if you share some of your stats, height, weight, age, weaknesses, etc. There are several regular threads you can read up on and join in with, 15-20 pounds, 50 pounds, 100+ pounds etc, 7-day motivational etc etc.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13