Hi Kristin and Welcome!
I can so relate to your story. When I was 14 I was 5' 3" and 160 pounds. I took that weight off and kept it off until I injured my back in 1989 and my gym sessions abruptly ended.
In Aug 2011 when I joined SP, I weighed 185. By June 30, 2012, I surpassed my goal of 150. SP really works. Use the Nutrition and Fitness Planners. Because of physical limitations my fitness exercises consist of walking. I started slow and worked myself up to 1 - 1.5 miles a day. If you can get a copy of "The Spark". Check out SparkRecipes under the "Healthy Lifestyle" tab. You can filter the recipes for vegetarian or vegan recipes only. There are also a lot of great vegetarian/vegan sites on the internet. One of my favorites is www.VegVids.com
. "Cooking with the Vegan Zombie" is a riot and the recipes are good.
Hope this helps.
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| current weight: 168.0