Also just wanted to say hey and that I'm looking to lose 50 by Dec. 2010. Seems pretty reasonable right? Hope to keep posting on Fitday too.
Oh and some stats: I'm also 35 going on 36 in May. I've tried multiple weight loss programs- WW, South Beach, Atkins, 'French women don't diet' you name it- and lost and then gained more. So I'm ready to just try again, this time with a more steady approach. I've also got Hashimoto disease (hypothyroid) which makes losing weight harder BUT I figure I have to try right? So far, I've cut out most dairy already (I've been lactose intolerant) , and coffee (only 1/week), and trying to eat less meat. So my tip is also the same- take it one thing at a time and try it for a week- see how you feel, and then move on to the next little hill.
That's a challenge right?