On January 15th, 2007 I officially started “my diet” for real. It isn’t even clear to me what finally pushed me over the top and caused me succeed. God knows I’ve tried before. Whatever it was, a year ago on the 15th, I weighed 318lb and as of this morning I weigh 233lb. I’ve lose 85lb in the last year (more if you consider that my weight fluctuated from 315 to around 330 regularly since college).