I've been about 20 lbs overweight for a while. But, getting motivated to lose it is a challenge to say the least. At my recent annual MDVIP physical, my blood tests showed signs of pre-diabetes. That put the fear of GOD in me. I was drinking regular soda at least once a day. Ice cream (the good stuff) almost every night. The doctor's news about pre-diabetes put an instantaneous "kibosh" on that **it! I stopped the soda and sweets cold turkey from that day. That was about 5 weeks ago. And, JUST doing that has taken 11 lbs off, so far. I feel better. I look better (face and neck aren't as "swollen"). Pants aren't as tight. I do miss the Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate ice cream, though! But, another nifty "side-effect" is that my G27 in a CBST holster is nearly unnoticeable to me now. Much more comfortable. Huge difference!