Jumping into the fray

Hallo the house!

I'm Melonie, a 48 year old mom of two girls. My current goal is to shed 20 lbs gained through a combination of factors over the last 5 years or so. I've been logging my food pretty consistently for 3 weeks now, and finally decided to participate in the forums for inspiration, suggestions for navigating minefields of misinformation, and general support.