I can't recall the exact moment.
I started losing weight several years ago, when I changed jobs. I decided I simply was tired of being the Fat Person. I read Tim's "Geek to Freak" blog entry, where he talked about the diet, and went on it, in a modified fashion. I ate eggs for breakfast, a salad w/meat on it for lunch, and a meat and veg dinner. For a snack, I had an apple with peanut butter. I took one day off per week.
In about 10 months, I lost 35 pounds, without exercise.
I added exercise, and then when I was 15 months, I threw my back out when I was reaching for the kitten. (Don't ask.) I stopped exercising, but tried to keep eating right. I also had my cholesterol checked, and it was way higher than before. I changed my breakfast to oatmeal with a bit of peanut butter and agave nectar. The rest stayed the same.
And guess what happened?
That's right. My cholesterol went down, but my weight creeped up.
My back healed (we are now at June, 2010), and I joined a recreational roller derby league. You want some intense aerobic AND anaerobic exercise? Woof. It was brutal. It was also just what I needed. I kept exercising and going to roller derby, etc.
Now, I've read the 4HB, and I've changed my diet again. Eggs w/chicken and spinach for breakfast. Meat, veg, and beans for lunch and dinner, in different combinations. I've been losing weight and inches, both. I haven't measured officially, but my jeans are loose, even right out of the dryer, so I can do that math.
I have so much energy--some days it's unnerving.
The PAGG supplements seem to help me stay on track. I don't take the green tea one at dinner or bedtime -- I need to sleep.
I wish my story was more exciting for you, but there it is. Here's the exciting part: I'm 1.2 pounds away from being at my pre-back-injury weight. Yay!