So true! I ballooned up to 218 at my heaviest. I went to my Dr finally, and she put me on the easiest diet and exercise program. 80 grams of protein (20 before noon) and no more than 100 gross carbs. BUT I have to eat more protein than carbs everyday. I do 30 minutes of cardio per day (anyone can do that). Since May, I've lost 21 lbs! I am not giving up. I've set little rewards along the way...mostly concerts. Anyone can do this!