Welcome sweetbudgie (do you have a real first name I can use?) to the Forum!
That first day weigh in can be a little overwhelming but fear not...this is just the beginning of your journey to a better future.
My first day (with my 52 birthday less than a month away) had me weigh in at 153.7kg (making me super obese!) and I worked out that I had to lose 87kg (which is more than you weigh currently).
I gulped at those figures...thought that 87kg sounded a bit high-ish...but told myself "it is what it is - and that is what I had to lose - so be it". Probably was a good thing that the penny didn't drop much later that I actually had to lose more than half of me (56% is the precise number) to reach goal weight!
But the good news is that in just 60 weeks I did lose all that weight...and the better news is - if I can do it...so can you!
I'm not a great fan of weight loss shakes and such.
I believe the key to successful weight loss is developing a healthy lifestyle (eating and exercise) that works in your life.
But go ahead and do what you want to do...but sooner or later you will have to deal with the issue of eating "real food"...use it as a confidence boosting kick start - but remember there is no short cuts in weight loss.
Real progress means doing the hard work. The rewards are there and the help and support of this Forum is always here for you!
Looking forward to your progression to that better future!