Welcome, Chris! Doesn't seem like a terribly active (in terms of board posts) team, but what the hey, it fits what I do, too.
You've done very well in those first couple of weeks. Here's to being in it for the long haul and NO EXCUSES!
I'm in my second year of maintenance, having dropped from my lifetime high of 225.5 to my current about 120. I didn't succeed permanently the first time I dropped some weight, it has taken several tries. Sometimes I would seem to "give up" for stretches that lasted multiple years and involved regaining a lot of the pounds. I hope I've got it gone for good now. That means a committment to keeping good habits for the rest of my life!
Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!
Max lifetime weight 224.5
Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
| current weight: 5.0 over