In February, 2000, I went on Acting Well. The key is using the log, doing the brief mental preparation in the morning, and understanding--just a little bit--how a properly trained actor creates a new role. It's all in the book, and it's all very simple.
Two years later? I took off around 25 pounds in the first year, going from 172 down to 145-150. I have settled in at 149 (I thoroughly enjoy weighing myself every day!), and sometimes drop a bit lower. It's important that I lost slowly, and even more important that I have NO trouble keeping it off. Now I am a thin person, and I enjoy the habits of a thin person. I know this will last for the rest of my life.
My only disappointment is that I didn't do it (it wasn't available, unfortunately) sooner.
I love my new me, which is really the me I always wanted to be. I never thought I'd make it though. Amazing!
And, incidentally, the book is a fun read; very well written. It debunks lots of stuff, medical and otherwise, and makes it clear that the problem is psychological, not physical. Calorie counting, excess exercising, dieting--they all don't work for more than a short time. This is a sensible, doable program; not a program, in fact, a life! After all, Shakespeare said that we're all only actors on a stage. With this plan, we can be good actors!