The biggest help has been counting my calories using My Fitness Pal [also an app on my iPhone]. We don't eat any fast food, I never go over my calories and only sometimes eat back my allotted exercise calories [especially when I exercise more than once per day]. MFP [myfitnesspal] has a 'community' with message boards which has been an endless source of knowledge and support as well! If you join, please ADD me: amo13
I started slow, kept adding more....and here I am!
As of today, I am down 25 pounds, 25 inches and can run for 25 minutes! [wow...this week is all about 25!]