I too am new - started yesterday. I had my second child over a year ago. I lost quite a bit of the weight, then went on vacation to visit family for a month and packed it back on. I can't blame the kids anymore.
I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but I do have a LOT of firming up to do. Since the kids were born, everything is redistributed
Good job on 8 years of no smoking! I too am a quitter - it's been about 2 years.
I am a habitual snacker! Although my snacks are generally healthy ones, I eat too many of them.
exercise more! every day.
Less frequent snacks.
More water, less gatorade.
and to look great half-naked for when my husband comes home from his deployment
I'm at 160 with a goal weight of 145.