I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to spark and the SparkTeam 40 somethings with 10-24 pounds to lose. I hope you find what you are looking for to reach your goals through this team. Don't forget we are here to support each other!
By the way what kind of art do you do? I am an ex-art educator and my primary medium was carving and construction mixed media. I love art and one of these days I'll have to find the time to get back to it!