I'm tricia. I live in the US near Boston. I am 52. I will be 53 in December. I signed into this site awhile ago but never did anything but i kept getting emails which i would sometimes read. I am going to make a commitment to come to this website frequently, read up on all the info, get familiar with the abbreviations etc. I desperately desire to lose weight but am not doing all the things one needs to do to lose the weight. I quit smoking last august and drinking three weeks later, yeah for me but i let the food take the place of some of the cravings for both and now have very unhealthy food habits. Honestly i was never that good at healthy eating but things got worse. Thanks for being here and thanks for listening. I am going to go to the sunday weigh in and do that.