Good luck man! I'll always tip my hat to anyone who wants to make a change. And from experience, it pays in the long run. I used to be over 300lbs, went down to 185 (looked sickly), started lifting and now I am sitting around 235-240. If you have questions or that on anything just shoot me a PM and I could help you with any questions you may have.
Composure, your one of my fav posters here so I mean this in a sincere way, please keep your hair as far away from long ever again! Lol