I hope you are still working on it. If you faulter, don't give up. I have been a member at fitday for probably close to a decade. I am 6'1" and 222lbs. I know that a lot of people would probably be happy with that, but I am not. The biggest reason is because I have a lot of back pain an knee pain. I should weigh at least 20lbs less. 10 years ago I had surgery on both of my knees. The doctor told me then if I didn't lose 30 lbs, I would have to have knee replacements within 10 years. Well, guess what? Now, I'm tired of taking pain pills that don't work anyway. I won't buy any clothes unless Iabsolutelly have to. Etc...
Anyway, I thought your short synopsis on accountability was inspired, as well as some of the replies. Basically, we are on the same treck. I want my life back. We can be accountable to each other. I will let you know how diet and exercise work at dealing with pain.