I've been reading this thread and I'm in the same place as many of you. I'll be turning 40 in October and I'm a stay at home mom of 7! Consequently, I've been eating peanut butter and jelly for the last 20 years and I look and feel like it. I homeschool my kiddos so my lifestyle is sedentary and I have put on a lot of weight through the years. It has always seemed like there just was no time to focus on myself. My weight is up to 255 and it's gotten to the point where I can't do some of the things that I want to do with my family. I haven't been to the doctor except for prenatal care in many many years but I'm going to make an appointment for a physical and go. I recently downloaded the myfitness pal app and have been logging my food for a couple months and I just finished week 2 of c25k! I've made some half hearted attempts to lose weight in the past but I really feel different this time around. I don't want to miss out on my life. I want to be here to enjoy my grandkids when they start arriving. I don't have a fitbit but would love any advice,encouragement or accountability you could offer. One thing I'm wondering is does anyone else deal with leg pain during or after there runs? My knees and shins have been killing me after my runs and I figure that is just part of starting out but does anyone know of a way to lessen that??? Thanks for any advice and great job everyone! We can do this!!!