Thanks for the welcome, Michael!
Thank you also for the encouragement. Looking at your stats gives me much hope. Wow, you've done an amazing job! It's especially encouraging to see someone in my age group (I'm 49) having such great success in their weight loss journey. As you well know, the weight doesn't want to come off as easily as it did 10yrs ago.
I think I will check out the threads you mentioned. I'd love to join the Lose 10% of your body weight challenge by New Years. It sounds like a good way to keep my motivation higher than it already is.
I'll see you around the boards!