Alicia, welcome to the FitDay forums!
Isn't it great when that "switch" flips on?! Mine flipped on in May--nine months later I'm well over 100lbs. lighter. If I can do that without all that much difficulty, truth be told, I know you can, too.
Don't hesitate to ask if there is anything we can to do help you on your journey.
PS I'd be thrilled to see my wife doing ANY form of exercise--don't let an audiance dissuade you from your "walk".
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.