I just wanted to thank you all for this community. I'm a man mind you, but I really think you ladies are an inspiration and I have been dieting for about 3 months now and I'm down 36 pounds. For me that marks quite a bit over 10% of my original body weight (292 then) and I can say that it's this community that inspired me to do it.
Granted I haven't lost as much as you all, yet, but I'm getting there, and just wanted to say thanks.
And no diet systems for me, its strictly a lifestyle change, eating smaller or smarter portions, and drinking less beer (difficult when you just turn 21) but its made a world of difference. I just need to get my butt up and to the gym, all this weight loss has been only dieting so far.