Feeling fantastic this morning, in total so far I have lost 49lbs, I'm 5ft 1 and used to be 11 stone, (almost obese) and I'm now 7 stone 7lbs, sitting at the lower end of the healthy weight scale. I lost a large majority of my weight through smaller portion sizes, and cutting out fizzy drinks (I now drink just flavoured water, without sugar), and I rarely have sweets or crisps. I do have the occasional chocolate item because I want this to be a lifestyle change that is maintainable and not something that is a short term fix. However I always count my calories, but because I am a smaller person I find I have to eat less calories than most other people so it is a little tricky, and requires more effort, but so far I have been able to do okay with the occasional minor 'slip-up', which I counter-balance by eating a bit less the next day or exercising a bit more. I feel happier than I've ever felt and I have lost 3 dress sizes, now I'm a size 10 and I feel great. Now I'm a bit lighter I have taken up yoga and running and this morning I managed to shave 6 minutes off my total running time (I run about 4.5km at the moment, but I'm building it up over time), my goal is to run 5km in less than 30 minutes, so I'm optimistic about my progress.
It's always been super motivating to read other success stories on this forum and keep track of people's progress, and I never thought that I'd be at the position I am now.
If I can do it, there must be hope for everyone else and I wish everyone luck on their journeys