Rhoda, welcome to FitDay and the forums!
Congrats on kicking the tobacco habit--it's probably the one vice I never picked up but I've seen what my wife went through when she quit.
Now you need to come up with an eating and exercise plan. Really, if you were able to quit smoking, you CAN lose weight and get fit. Just think about how good you'll look and feel and keep your mind's eye on the prize.
Don't hesitate to speak up if you'd like any advice or have any questions.
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.