Hi - I'm new and wrote a post which apparently was on the larger forum board, and not the newbie board (hopefully I have now figured this out??!!) In order to economize on charaters left, a summary: I am morbidly overweight, and finally facing it. In my original post to the larger community about a week ago, I spoke about the fact that I have gained about 150+ pounds over the past decade. And the fact that walking up a flight of stairs is daunting. I promised myself I would take small steps - and today I did. It may sound very small to some, but for me this was something. I took the bus to work and back. That meant a 10 min walk (x2) from home to the bus and then again the bus to work. I never thought I would view this as such a large accomplishment, but I do today. Thanks to all for your support. Tbird03.