Props 10acjed. I was at 318 lbs back in 2011, and I am now down to 245 lbs. My goal is 200 lbs. Not been as discipline in my eating habits, but have gotten a lot better. Playing Tennis once a week and my Bowflex for strength training 3-4 times a week. I have the Bowflex dumbells as well. Can't quite do as much as I would like to as I have bone on bone in my left knee and the right one is getting to that point. I do squats, but they are just body squats.
I tried HCG when I first started, was very tough to do. 600 cal a day, was ok except when I had to do physical work, then I felt it. Luckily I work with friends, so they were supportive and helped out.
After that 6 weeks I lost about 40 lb, and I cut down to about 1200 - 1500 cal a day diet and have stuck to it (most of the time). I eat as soon as I get up even if not hungry to get the body working, usually a banana or all natural breakfast bar.
I try to eat periodically through the day, around 8 - 9, light lunch salad, or get grilled chiken/fish with veggies if I go out. Dinner is typically meat/fish/chicken, either grilled or broiled, then steamed veggies.
I have accepted hunger as a substitue for the way I felt both physically and mentally from the excess weight. I still want to eat, but I also like seeing my toes and winkie lmao...
I highly recommend researching the foods you eat, we are duped with the "Natural" and "Organic" labeling, a lot of those products are not 100% natural, yet out gov feels its ok to label that way.
I have been trying to get back into a workout routine, just lazy.