OK, since I have been such a downer for a while I wanted to share some good news.
Last year I started trying to lose weight and failed miserably. This year my back got worse and turned to a crap sandwich. Surgery is not an option, I hurt too bad for regular exercise... blah blah blah.
So, the doc told me to do the only thing I really could. Cut back on calories.
When I started, my highest weight ever (which I hit last year) was 330 pounds. Today I weighed in at 299.
While that is still fat as a pig, losing 31 pounds over the holidays makes me a happy, happy man. My goal weight is 180 so I have close to 120 pounds to go, but the first 31 of that 150 pounds is gone.