From on big boned girl to another, you can do this!
(I also have thick skin...And, I don't think it's all subcutaneous fat, either!)
DISCLAIMER: I expect to lose this weight over the next 6 months to 5 years. I'm not going to feel like a failure if it takes an entire month to lose 1 pound. I'm going to feel like a success when that happens! I may offer advice that I'm currently not taking myself. Feel free to call me on that!