Sorry for the delay in getting back to introduce myself. I'm Beth I'm 37, I live in the upper part of south Carolina. I have pretty much been overweight my whole life and I'm now getting to an age where I'm feeling the effects of carrying all that extra weight and I don't enjoy it very much. We've got some big plans for vacations coming up for the next year and I want to have the energy to enjoy them and not be in pain. My biggest problem is not knowing what to do, I know the science behind losing weight but it's the motivation and will power to do that. I'm hoping being here will give me a little bit of accountability and encouragement when it gets hard. I know just by getting active will help me start the weight loss and I'm hoping that will motivate me to keep it up. My cousin is my roommate and we are both wanting to lose weight so I have someone at home to help too, but we also enable each other. So for now I'm trying to figure out meal options that work for breakfast and lunch. I do okay with a healthy dinner but lunch I struggle with and I don't like to eat breakfast at all. I've started slow in the almost week I've been here, but I have been exercising some so I'm making progress towards that. As far as activity I enjoy is swimming I love to be in the water and thankful here in the south it's hot so the pool (small above ground) should be good to go this weekend so that will help me getting some more exercise in. My cousin works next door to me so we try to take at least 1 of our 15 min breaks together and walk around the block. Starting small and building from there.