hi Patty! I too have a bad back AND have a lot of weight to loose. I also am close to you (about 10 mi. maybe)! Yell if you need anything. I am not able to work out right now after a surgery, but am here just about everyday.
Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on SP for just over four months now and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received and thrilled with the results. Now I need to pay it forward ... :)