When you mentioned the start of the "competition" I wanted in right away.

Hi Guys!!

I watch your news broadcast every night, and have always enjoyed the fact that you all seem to be like family with each other. When you mentioned the start of this "competition" I wanted "in" right away. I'm a stay-at-home mom and very inactive. My kids are in school all day now so I don't have any excuse not to be in the gym every day.

I am not what anyone would consider over weight by any stretch of the imagination. That said, I am not happy with my weight. I have always been very active and blessed with a high metabolism. Most of my life I think I have been considered under weight, but it was normal for me. I am 5' 6" and was always between 120 and 125. Even through my 20s and early 30s and two kids, I maintained that weight without any work. The last couple of years (I am now 38), my lack of exercise has taken its toll and I have packed on twenty pounds. This means that I am 145 pounds; which is still in the "healthy" range for my height according to my doctor, but for me I feel fat. I have rolls around my middle for the first time in my life. Also, because of my lack of exercise and poor eating habits, I have no energy and my body is beginning to betray me. I have pain in my back and neck and in several joints. If I do get the chance to do something active (like ski, which I love), I can't do it because I am so out of shape. I have gotten so fed up that I have finally decided to do something.

I am going to get back in shape now before this takes its toll on my body any further. I look forward to shrinking along with the two of you. I'm starting back at the gym today!

Good luck.