Hi Vicki - welcome to the group.
I would first like to suggest you taking a minute or two to make up a sparkpage - remember to make it public in order that other members can come to it and encourage you there. Have a look at some of the others members to get an idea of what you might want to share on it.
As for eating - hopefully everyone here will give you encouragment and not preach -
I would first suggest that you just track what you eat for 7 days - journal all your food - good place to do this is here on the food tracker as it will give you each day the totals for calories / fat / ect. Then after 7 days look at what you normally eat and work on changing just one thing. Take it in baby steps. What I have found that works for me is I started (1) with exercise then (2) water then (3) fresh veggs and fruit. I still am working on eliminiting the high carb foods such as bread / pasta / rice / potatoes - I allow myself some each week but limit it to small portions as I know those are a trigger food for me. Also I have been eliminitating all pop and anything with sugar such as chocolate / cookies / pies / cakes as they just don't have any nutritional value in them.
But take it one day at a time and you will find you will be successful.
A note: I did really well following the above advice then for whatever reason decided to take back the pop and high starch foods and low and behold I have put on weight - I also gave up my walking as exercise at that time - so I am back at the starting gate again working on taking back the healthy habits.
Good luck - and do come and share with us as often as possible as the accountability and sharing is a big part of our success
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