Wow! I announced my blog on Facebook, and received many wonderful and encouraging replies. Sadly, for some reason nobody seems to be able to reply directly to this blog. I don't know what the problem is, but if it doesn't get fixed, guess I will switch to another host.
I am so grateful for the support and encouragement of everyone. I have tried over and over again since highschool to lose this weight, and only ended up gaining more and more and feeling more and more isolated. But now, I don't feel alone any more. And it's because of you. Thanks.