Hi Alex. Welcome to the forum
Well done on making your decision. It is exciting once you have made that commitment to yourself... but I know what you mean about being scared/nervous. I think that's the reason why I have never been able to maintain my goal weight for more than a month
I had a neat idea yesterday that might overcome the feeling of being scared. It's the whole concept of losing weight. Personally, I hate losing things. I get pretty stressed out and can't really focus on anything else until I've found it again... especially if it's something that I have had for a really long time! Like the extra fat. I feel a bit stressed when it's not there, as I've had it for so long, so I try to get it back
So, instead of "losing weight", try thinking of it as "discarding body fat". Discarding
is something that you do on purpose, ie, getting rid of something that you no longer want (like throwing something in the bin!), whereas losing
something is accidental, and generally an unwanted event...
Looks as though we are in the same boat too... both within our healthy weight range, and just trying to get rid of those annoying extra kgs
Re the alcohol, one thing I find that works alright is alternating and alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic drink... that way you always have a drink in your hand, but only consuming half the amount of alcohol. Or, volunteer to be a designated driver?
Good luck with your plan. Sounds great!