Hey, whoever is reading this. Is anyone reading this? Of course they are. I'm about to burst out on the blog scene! lol Anyway, many of you probably know that I am trying to lose quite a bit of weight and get healthier. I've already lost 27 pounds so far in 3 weeks and I am feeling great! But I have tried to lose weight before and have usually fallen off the wagon, so to speak, after a few weeks. I do not want to fail again, and so I am trying to make myself accountable to other people besides myself. I believe my problem before in this area, and in many others in my life, is that I am too extreme. I have always been all or nothing. I am either completely sedentary and eating crap, or eating only lettuce and canned crab and exercising for 6 hours a day (yeah, true story). Obviously, not a long term solution. This time, I am keeping it reasonable. I know 27 pounds in 3 weeks sounds extreme, but when you have as much weight to shed as I do, it really is quite reasonable. My hope is that this blog is a place where I can post about my successes and failures, as well as funny things that happen along the way. And I would love it if others would share with me their own advice and experience, and also let me know if I seem to be veering off course. I apologize for the lack of high-tech stuff on this blog, but I am slightly technologically retarded. I know this will be a long road ahead, but I am so excited for it!