Hey there! Im 5'11.5'' & I currently weigh 229, with my highest weight a little over 250! So Im right there with ya!
I totally agree with you! Ive heard comments such as "Well you probably only need to loose 20 lbs" or "70lbs are you crazy, you'll look emaciated!!". The good thing is for people our size- well at least for me, Im generalizing, but it hasnt been too hard to get the weight off!
Sure, I have to stick to my allotted calories & exercise, but I've been steady at about 2lbs a week.
Anyways, Im here for ya! Ive got quite the journey to complete as well!