Re: New here and just looking for support!! :)
Be careful about using just the scale to set goals or measure progress.
If you increase exercise, you can gain muscle, which is heavy. This may cause you to not show any weight loss, or even gain weight, even though your body composition is changing for the better (less fat, more muscle). If you get frustrated because the scale is not moving the way you want it to be, you may want to add other measures like body fat percentage measurements, or waist size.
More muscle is healthy, since it will make you stronger, and burn more calories even at rest, making it easier to lose fat. (No, you won't become bulky like a body builder if you are not trying to do that -- even men who try find it very difficult to do that.)