So I have a problem that from what I can tell most obese people don't tend to have. Until very recently I have never had body image issues. I have had "obese" friends who not only always covered themselves but were super shy, except in our circle of friends. I have not been shy a day in my life and have always felt comfortable in my skin. I never felt the desire to lose weight or tone. I knew I wasn't as skinny as some of my friends but I never even thought of myself as fat, which I am. I know this because I was told this recently. In fact I realized that I am very obese. I MUST get rid of the fat on my body. I know for health reasons I need to get rid of the weight; but I have another reason. A baby. I want one and I need to lose the weight so that I can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. After reading blogs that people have posted through this site and loving the magazine I have decided to give this a shot. Maybe writing all my thoughts down and sending them into cyberspace will keep me committed. I am giving myself one year. So for anyone who is actually reading this ... if you keep reading I'll let anyone know how it goes!