Jewel - I started losing weight at 279.8 so I was right where you started! I lost 30lbs on weight watchers, then put over 20 back on, and now I'm coming back down again with South Beach.
I too am desperate for a the 250's...but really what I want short term is 249...to know I'd have to round down to 200
I'm down about 8lbs in the last week and a half, so I'm happy, though I bounced up about a half a pound in teh last couple of days, I'm making sure to eat my veggies and whatnot. I think its because I went back onto my birth control after a week off, so I'm thinking that 0.5lb is pure annoying estrogen lol In any case, I'm not worried about it. It'll come off soon enough (well not soon enough - is it ever soon enough?
) I am just happy, I have a cruise in early November and I had a pair of jeans I wanted to be into by then, and they already fit!