Welcome TCLAY and JCASWELL.
I'm relatively new to CK as well (joined Aug of 2009, but didn't really get started until Aug 2010), but I'm plugging along (just moved into Silver level this weekend). I've been on every diet program out there but am finding that CK is working better for me because I finally stopped thinking of it as a DIET. I've battled my weight my entire life, so have finally accepted that I need to learn a new way to live, not DIE-t. There are no bad foods, just bad portion choices.
I love the support of these forums. It's so comforting to find people that really understand how tough this battle is! Let's keep each other motivated and on the right track!
CKSW: 310 (Aug 2009)
CK re-SW: 322 (Aug 2010)
Sept GW: 300