I'm 34, 5'6" tall, and starting on a lifestyle change to lose some weight and, more importantly, feel better. Mother of 4 beautiful girls, 17, 12, 9, and 3. Full-time only parent to my 3-year old, and shared parenting mom to my 3 oldest. About to be a grandma in July (that's contributed to 10 pounds since November, I'm afraid). I work 3 12-hour nights a week as a nurse, and I'm worried about how night shift will effect my metabolism and my progress. I love beer, and I miss it. As time passes, I plan to eventually add things gradually back into my diet, but it'll be a long time for that one (except for next weekend's trip, when I do fully intend to take a small break from the rules.) Support, tips, encouragement are welcome.