Just a quick note to say hi! My name is Eddie Cone. I see your profile here and noticed you weigh just what I did when I started on my diet. 263 lbs. I started Feb. 11, 2013 and I now weigh 195 lbs. Shooting for 159 lbs. I am 70 years old and am trying to get a few more years by eating properly for once in my life. I do not eat beef, pork or processed meats of any kind. Only occassionally sweets but not often. Been going to weight watchers and tracking calories. I had a couple months when I got off the diet but started back. Good luck to you, it can be done and I know how hard it is.