I am not a newbie but I have not done very well--I need to lose the same amount of weight as you, but it just stays put. But I have health issues that contribute to this "condition"--
Please keep in touch and share your progress with us. I'm glad you work for a place that gives you insentives for getting fit...I wish I had that "back in the day..."Your progress will be a motivation for me and for others too.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” - Winnie the Pooh