I have just signed up for losing weight as I am not happy looking like my daughter did when she was full term with her pregnancy! I used the BMI calculator and am officially obese weighing in at 15st 2Ibs with a height of 5ft 9ins. (Sorry but I can't relate to metric measures).
I have also been a type one diabetic on insulin for 39 years so over the years found myself going for the foods that are low in carbohydrates but not necessarily low in calories. I also travel a lot with my job and have had way too many hotel meals over the years, so it's time to make a change and get myself to a more healthy weight again :-). I also broke my ankle in April and it's still sore so that has affected my ability to walk as much as I would like but do swim a couple of times a week.
So good luck to all you other calorie counting dieters on here, lets give ourselves plenty of encouragement as I know from past experience how hard it is to maintain the enthusiasm.