I recently found this site and am very impressed by the community support offered. I started to try and lose weight back in February and since then have lost about 24 Lbs. That represents about 8%. I am not obsessive honest.
I have found it hard. I use "My fitness Pal", I think it's a great app but in my experience you need to be a bit obsessive to get a grip on your life. I take more exercise than in years (gym and swimming) and I get on the scales daily. I know that is not recommended but I enjoy the link (or otherwise) between calorie intake, exercise and weight.
What amazes me is how low my calorific intake needs to be to reduce weight. I am 6' 2" and started at over 20 stone and my usual intake is sub 2000 and frequently nearer 1500. I rarely binge, my alcohol intake is moderate and I don't cheat. Everything I ingest goes into the app. I don't experience out of the ordinary cravings or hunger pangs but progress seems very slow.
Am I doing things wrong? I such slow progress normal? The reason I say I think it is hard is that I think my calorie restriction is quite extreme compared with the results.
I am by the way aware of the dangers of obsession and I don't think I will lose my balance.