Michelle, welcome to FitDay and the forums.
You've come to the right place to help you lose weight and get fit!
Take a tour through the subforums--there is a wealth of knowledege and good advice there, as well as some awesome people always willing to help.
I believe there are some other members in the same situation as you in the "Women Only" forum, so you might want to check that out.
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.