I joined MFP years ago, but I got serious about my weight loss in January, 2020 after suffering from pulmonary embolisms and being diagnosed with a heart defect. I know myself pretty well and after several weigh loss failures, I decided to make a plan I felt was feasible for me. I stuck to a plant-based diet, set my calories to one pound of weight loss per week, tracked everything, and started power walking 5 days a week. As the weight came off, I was able to get 4 miles in and then bumped up my walks to 6 days a week. I then added basic strength training to the mix 2-3 times a week. I have followed 16:8 intermittent fasting 6 days a week, which has worked wonders for my appetite.
I also save my exercise calories and eat them on the weekends. I toyed with not doing that, but didn't put a hard date on my weight loss. It's made the journey so much more tolerable for me.
I'm typically a private person so I don't share my diary. That said, I have posted questions that have been answered thoughtfully which I appreciate.
It took me 15 months, but finally lost 85lbs.
Before & after below.