Hi Rachel and Ro1 and welcome to the forum!
Starting can be intimidating as there is so much to lose to start with and there is no magic answer, but with a bit of work and some encouragement and dedication, I am sure you both can get there!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"