. I just joined last week myself, and so far, am finding this site great. 5lbs a month is very doable - I'm aiming for about 8lbs a month myself, but possibly have more to lose than you. I have a healthy 9yr old boy and can't imagine the difficulties involved with raising a child with special needs, and how stressful life can be - I also realise how blessed I am that my son is healthy, but know that in raising him, I have lost myself somewhere along the way
. However, this is the start of my new life..and yours!
Best of luck to you!