I used to weigh 486 pounds and I started taking medication along with exercise and I lost down to 277 pounds in one year. The combination of getting married and the medication becoming unavailable I have gained back up to about 560 +/- pounds. The sheriff has challenged me to lose half of my body weight within a year and I get a SUV for a patrol/investigator vehicle decked out with the sliding equipment racks & lighting kit. I So....... It's on!!