I'm Julie, just turned 22 last week. I'm about 275 pounds at 6'1".
My immediate goal is to get just to 250. Just 25 pounds with my height will be a significant improvement. I've always been a big person, even if I were 180 pounds, I'd be big. I am not ashamed of my looks, but I am definately not healthy and want to be, so I can do more with my day and not be so tired!
My first week of exercising (again) is just 10 minutes a day walking with some arm exercises and crunches. I don't have a scale yet, so I won't be able to keep very close track, but the scale won't tell me if I have more energy either. ^_^ So, I'm just going to "self-monitor" for now.
Today I went grocery shopping. It's so hard to pick the right foods when you only have $40 for two weeks of food! I ended up getting sugared cereals, pasta in a box, and sandwich materials. All high-carb. @_@ Don't worry, I'm definately not a low-carb gal. It seems the Atkins thing is a big sham. I know it's worked for some people, but it just doesn't seem natural or healthy to me. Really, the important thing for me is to watch how MUCH I eat, not neccessarily WHAT I eat. For now. Small steps!
I'm sure you'll see lots of my ramblings and comments since I'm a writer by heart :D
Glad to be here!