I had to chuckle as I read your into..."My wife is making me do this!" :-D I guess you know by now that quite a few of us here on SparkPeople have come to adore your wife, she has been such a positive support to so many of us. This will be such a huge help in controlling your diabetes and lowering your cholesterol. One year ago (before SP) my cholesterol was 285, and as of September(plus a 40 lb. weight loss) it is now 183....under 200 for the first time in 10 years :-) Good-luck, you'll do great
Will hang in there it can only get worse. Just kidding, you will do just fine you have a great support. This is a great place to be. Start with small steps and you will reach you goals in no time.