Hi, I'm new to this. I've known I have been carrying a "few extra pounds" but was shocked to discover on Friday (when I had a Dr's app) that my BMI is currently 35.7 putting me in the obese category!! Have tried loosing weight in the past but without much success (and very little effort!). I am very serious this time - I don't want to feel ashamed of myself and need to do this but know I will need some support along the way from like minded people. Have just ordered myself a running machine - I can do this (I hope!) In the long run needing to loose approx. 4 stone. I'm only 5ft 2 and currently weigh 13st 9.8lb. Yikes!