I think you are set up for success then. Buddy system, reward system, the motivation because of seeing the results of what being overweight can do. You definitely seem set to lose weight :) As it's been said many times... you CAN do it!
Here's hoping. I start my week-free membership at Curves on Wednesday, had to reapply at the job I quit due to depression and the manager adores me so I pretty much have that locked down, and after a couple of paychecks saving a little bit out of each I'll have that one-year membership locked tight.
I think it's wonderful that you are trying to lose weight. I'm going to try to start my diet in a few days. I'm going with Alli. I used it a couple of years ago and I had success with it. I think it would be great if those of us trying to lose weight could support each other. Good luck to you. You can do it!!!!
I am seriously trying the whole counting calories thing but everything in this house is so HIGH in calories I would only be allowed to eat one thing a day. Another reason I hope to get my job back is so that I can buy foods I can actually eat. We never seem to have fruits and veggies in the house and I am just NOW realizing it. :\
I am really liking the Sparkpeople.com that vaygirl directed me to (btw, if you have a page I'm demonicangel13--I don't like to change it's who I've been in the online world since I was thirteen, lol). I like that it can set you up on a meal plan and you can print off a grocery list. I was in heaven when I found out I could have my guilty pleasure, crab rangoon in the recipe section (for only 196 calories for six of them!). Can't wait till I have money. </money talk, lol>
Good luck. Yeah, my first grade teacher talked about the lucky birthday. You can do it!
Yeah, had an argument with a friend of mine that there was nothing special about it, it was just another birthday. I told him to quit raining on my parade. It's my year and I'll do what I want. LOL.