It ain't easy, but it's doable. Check out my tickers! I'm booked for surgery next week.
In January, I quit grog. Halved my breakfast. In february, I halved my lunch, started aqua aerobics once a week. In late march, I started 2 shakes a day, with one healthy meal (I'm with HCF, and they funded the kickstart shake program). By May I was exercising 2 times a week.
Now, I'm almost halfway to my goal, and in a much better position for surgery than I was, risk wise.
But, it ain't easy. I've had my ups and downs, and been hungry a lot. But, I feel more confident going in to surgery that this will work for me. I couldn't maintain this loss without it. I know that. And I still have a long way to go.