Hi all of you new to WW folks! I thought it would be nice to have a place to get to know those of us who are starting out on WW and using the WISH board for support. There are a lot of great threads on here that apply to all, but this can be an extra spot to get specific support. I have started WW on my own--have done it before and I know the woman who runs the meetings in my area drives me nuts, plus I was using the money as an excuse to not get started. (I honestly can't afford the meetings) So, since I have done this before and really know how, I decided last Monday to just DO it! I had been to a shower on Sun and a good friend of mine who I hadn't seen in quite awhile was there. She has lost 78lbs since the beginning of the year!! Wow! I am so thrilled for her and also decided that the difference I saw in her was something I wanted myself. It was time to stop looking for the miracle cure and get to work! (She is doing WW too.) I am at a point where I feel like I am going to accomplish my goal this time around. I feel very confident and happy about this decision. I know that WW is something I can maintain for a lifestyle. I am using the points system, mainly because I have all of the materials from being in WW previously and also because it seemed like the Core plan was a little too loose for what I needed in my life. I have about 100 lbs to lose, am a Realtor and homeschooling mom of 3 kids. (DD8, DS4 and DS2, almost 3) I have an incredibly supportive husband. We have been through a lot together and he has been praying for me daily for quite a long time for me to find the motivation I needed to lose this weight. Not because he wanted me to, but because he knew it was something I wanted. So, that is me--who are you? Be sure to tell us how long you have been doing WW and what plan you are doing. As well as a bit about your weight loss journey. We can then use this thread to keep track of each other and check in.