I agree--slow and steady wins this "race". Having lost fast in the past and gained it all back plus some I think the pound or two a week is the answer. Of course, if you're really big like I was I don't think it hurts to go a bit faster at first.
And, I think to paraphrase Bruce Lee, "the art of dieting without dieting" is, for many (myself included) the way to go. Eat what you want, but eat less. Do some sort of moderate exercise every day and keep well hydrated. That's all there is to it, really. Oh, and of course, use FitDay religiously to track everything!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.