I lost over 50 pounds I did this by using hCG. Once I got into my late 30's I started to really put the pounds on no matter what I did so by the time I reached my 40's I was starting to think this is it I will never lose weight again. Then I read about hCG and made it my mission to find out were I could get it. I started out in a clinic in town and lost 30 pounds in about 9 weeks. You have to do 3 weeks of cleansing (lost about 7 pounds doing that) then you do 6 weeks of hCG with a very restricted diet then you you do 2 weeks of clean eating (no sugar no carbs). I have gone back up a bit then lost it again but I have never gained it all back and each time I do a round of hCG my weight set point is lower and lower. Now I want to lose about 25 pounds. I just started another round of hCG. Today is Halloween and my husband and I agreed we would not give out any candy because this is were we start to gain leading up all the way through the holidays. So I see this as breaking the cycle.
I have also done the diet during the week and splurge on the weekends, and that gets me into trouble also. Eating out is the worst I can eat the same thing at home that I cooked and controlled and maybe gain a pound apposed to going out and gaining 3 to 5 pounds.
I'm have struggled my whole adult life with weight lose any body image just like many others. I would have to say that I know I have finely got a good handle on it and an excellent tool to help keep it under control.