I will need to update my photo soon. I went into one of those medical weight loss places where they give you HCG tablets and B-injections. I have lost 29lbs in 6 weeks and my wife lost 17lbs. To say I feel so much better is an understatement. My wife lost the equivalent of what the Brooklyn Boombox weighs. We both are back to our wedding day weight (19 years ago) and I plan on losing another 25 to be at my HS weight.
Just throwing this out there for all. The biggest change was not eating any refined sugars, no bread, no pasta, no dairy and no anything processed. We grill our veggies and reduced our meat portions. Once you get used to it (two-3 weeks) your body isn't as hungry to wipe out everything in sight. (like I used to!) I gave up Pizza too which was my nemesis for weight gain. I don't add any dressing to my salads but instead use oregano, salt and pepper, Sometimes a little dose of lemon. You really get to appreciate the taste of salad. I have begun to really enjoy drinking coffee the way it is supposed to be had. Black.
My starting weight was 229 and I'm 5'8. Eating out was also a reason for the weight gain too. We chose poorly and enjoyed that buttery cheesy sauce on pasta... Ugh, grosses me out now!