I'm new to this site and new to losing weight. I feel I really need to for my family. I have started researching what my ideal weight should be, BMI and calorie intake should be and started brisk walking this week. I do regular walking anyway but have put a plan in place to do walking with aim for running/jogging in the near future. I've just been brought up to really enjoy food - simple. There's nothing I don't like. I try anything. However, portion sizes can be a problem for me at the moment.