I've been working on losing weight since early September. Back then I weighed 274 (I hated weighing that much -- always felt sluggish and semi-energized). Now, I am down to 247.5. How did I do it? Mostly by watching what I eat (no calorie counting) and not eating as much as I used to. I've started exercising a little and plan on working more exercise into my schedule pretty soon. Overall I feel much better when I exercise, sleep, and do other physical activities. There is a noticeable increase in my energy and I don't get as tired after work anymore. Man, it feels great to finally lose this weight. I haven't weighed this low for at least two years! Can't wait until I finally reach a slim/athletic 200 lbs!! EDIT: And no, I haven't used any fad diets or any of the infomercial-based 'weight loss' kits!