Seems like many of us are trying to lose weight and get in better shape. Anyone interested in sharing, providing motivation and helping keep each other accountable? I am not terribly overweight but I do have the middle age (ouch... that hurts to say out loud!) creep and have accumulated an extra 25 pounds over the last 5 years or so. I have reached that point where I do NOT want to go up another size in clothes. Plus, I didn't fair so well in the genetic role of the dice. So far so good, but my parents are diabetic, hypertensive with high cholesterol plus other stufff so I know if I don't get back in better shape my odds of developing those issues are quite high. So I have started the myfitnesspal.com and am really trying to make better choices that I can stick to long term rather than "dieting". I am also walking and doing weights. However, I have some upcoming surgery that will put a stop to that for awhile. So my weight loss goal was 25 pounds (and that includes those last 10 that are sooooo hard to get rid of!!). Right now I still have about 21 to go.