I’m 30 lbs down from where I started on January 1st of this year. I’m now hanging steady at 156 lbs, and looking and feeling considerably better. Hooray!
It’s hard work, but anyone can do it. Maintaining is not as hard as losing, but does take a minimal level of discipline.
Sparkpeople.com has been a tremendous help. The best thing about this site is the nutrition tracker; it does all the hard work for you when it comes to counting calories, fat, carbs, sodium, etc. A close second is the community—the people of Spark People are wonderful, and all sharing in the same struggle and goal.
Best wishes to everyone with this goal. My advice: Do it the healthy way. Treat your body well, and your body will more than return the favor.
You know you want to get there, but when you find out how good it feels, you’ll know you want to do what it takes to stay there!