While I'm at the very other end of the journey, I just wanted to say welcome aboard. You're in the right place for impending a healthier lifestyle and for losing some weight.
Make sure that you make your journey enjoyable and sustainable and you shouldn't have any trouble reaching your goal. Put in the effort needed. Trust me, it's ALL worth it!
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!