I started this a month an a half ago and I feel so much better already. I lost 26 lbs so far and I'm down to the weight I was a year ago when I realized how severe my problem was. I didn't even know I was in the 200s until I got weighed at a doctor appointment. I was so depressed already at that point that it just got worse until recently when I decided to get serious about myself, my health and my happiness. I'll be turning 26 in February and hopefully will be 100 lbs lighter than I was on my 25th.
I take more time for meal planning and cooking now, but I'm loving my new lifestyle. I started to plateau for almost two weeks but I started drinking more water and doubled my intake of greens and I'm back to losing weight. Three pounds in the last 3 days. My husband and I would split a bunch of rapini, chard, kale, or other greens every night but now we each have a whole bunch to ourselves and it seems to have helped. I also incorporated chia seeds into my diet, which are totally amazing.
I think it'll take me another 5 months to get down to a normal BMI and a few more after that to get to my goal. Although, I'm not as concerned with time and weight as I am with progress. As long as I'm lighter than I was last week, I'm happy.
My husband lost 30 lbs and is already only about 5-10 lbs away from his goal. I'm so happy for him.
And I'm trying not to feel jealous or bad about myself for not being that far along.