I lost about 30lbs. 25 of them came off in about 6 months, starting at month 2. Nothing wanted to come off for the first month. The last 5 came off during the last 7 months very slowly. I would like to lose more but it won't come off and stay off.
I got the first 25 off going on a low carb plan. I consumed plenty of dairy in the form of sour cream or cheese and butter. Otherwise, no grains, no more than 1/4 of a sweet potato in a day, plenty of fatty meat, plenty of seafood, some wine and chocolate most days. I would put butter on top of cheese for a snack. Basically the Swedish LCHF plan as described on dietdoctor.com/lchf.
I have always been an avid hiker. Before I started the diet I had been running 3-4 miles at lunch each day. I quit doing that and took slow walks instead. I would stop on my walks to look at the sea birds and watch them play. I kept up hiking on the weekend at least one day a week. Some time in January I started taking a body weight exercise class twice a week. I do not credit it for any of the weight loss. It did help my posture and give me more strength and gave me something different to do. In the spring I started sprinting. All that did was hurt me so I quit after a few months of always hurting myself.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2