I enjoyed reading your post. I like how you mentioned that you have support of family and friends. I feel like I have been "trying" to diet in secret, or at least alone. Maybe getting family and friends on board will help me, too. Unlike you, I feel pretty bad about my weight at the moment, so again your post was helpful because it reminded me that I don't need to feel bad, I just need to take better care of myself and ask my friends for support. Sigh.
Welcome back and enjoy the journey.