A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worthwhile. Herm Albright.
I started back in March with one real goal. To wear 36" waist trousers for Christmas. I've lost over 50lbs nice and evenly since then. I'm not quite sure I will make my goal but I know I will get there even if I'm a month or two late. I don't feel a lot better in myself, but, I can do a lot more physically and with greater ease than I could at top weight. I keep trying those 36es on every now and again so I know I am getting close to being able to wear them full time.
Good luck with your endeavours.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.