Hi Turtle- like envelope, I calorie count and it'll probably be something I will do for the rest of my life, at least to some extent. I don't want to end up where I was again!!! I lost the first 35 pounds just calorie counting. It was last winter and I couldn't afford a gym membership. I started running C25K once it warmed up, in about April. I joined the gym in May and continued running and added some heavy lifting. It became too much for me. I found I was making poorer food choices because I had less time. I also had a weight loss stall. From May 1-July 1, I didn't lose any weight. I've bounced around since the end of July in weight until November, mainly because of trips I took. Anyway I have finally started losing weight again, again completely due to dieting. I have a bunch of in-house exercises I can do but I just don't have time/I'm too lazy. I have done a bunch of hiking recently and my fitness level is improved, but right now, at least until it's running outside weather again, I'm going to be focusing entirely on my diet. It's mainly out of laziness for me, but it's working so I'm going to stick with it.
Sorry for the really long answer.