Hi and welcome - you have now embarked on a seriously brilliant journey. I started in 2008 with 6 stone to lose... managed 5, and then came off - put on 2 stone over last few couple of years so I am back to shift them, and hopefully the one I never lost in the first place. Honestly, the massive changes I felt both emotionally and physically when I lose the big chunk was just life changing - yes, it was tough at times (minimins really is invaluable), but it was totally worth it and I look back on those days really fondly.
GOOD LUCK - head over to the Exante diaries section, set up a diary and keep us up to date with how it is all going. We're here for the crap times and the great times - so get comfy and post, post, post!