For over a year I have been half heartedly trying to lose weight. The main reason is to lose weight but the second and most important is to find me again. I lost myself somewhere when I gained over 70 lbs since 2002. I went for went from 140 to 213 within 1 year. I blamed it on two separate surgeries w/i 8 months (both hysterectomy surgeries). I have remained between 202 and 213 from then until last year. I began water jogging at the YMCA 5 days a week and began Medifast. (I could not get the taste of the food and decided I can create my own meals with the total change in eating habits). I went down to 182lbs. I fell and had a shoulder injury, which set me back. I haven't gone back to the Y since (my own lack of motivation). In June 2009, I began walking in my home with the Leslie Samsone 2 mile walking show 5 days a week. Best, best exercise I have found for me. I don't have to go out in the heat or have to get dressed up or drive somewhere). I lost one dress size but no real difference with weight. I had my gall bladder out in August. There were complications and I was in the hospital for a week. Total liquid diet and I left the hospital 12 lbs lighter. I literally went from the hospital on Friday to leaving for a road trip on Sunday with my 23 yr old daughter to Upstate NY for 10 days. I ate much too much food that I've missed since moving to FL. It didn't seem to affect my weight. Just came back from a 5-day cruise two weeks ago and truly ate the right foods and didn't go over board at all. I didn't gain a pound. Had the flu last week and didn't exercise for 4 days. Back to normal today except I now am rotating my exercise from the 2-mile walk to Cheryl Burkes Disco ABS that just started on TV. I used to dance all the time until I remarried in 1994. In starting this new Disco AB if there was a video tape on me, I'm sure I would win funniest home videos because I looked like a duck! Over the two weeks, I have been losing about a pound ever couple of days. Today is the important day though. I have signed onto the Calorie King weighing in at 190 lbs., and am hoping to gain and give support in order to be were I "am going" to be and help another.