Well done Cal!
You'll need to tell us your secret
To be honest, it's been more a change of lifestyle than a diet regime. I recognised that I'd got lazy. I don't drive, and most of the places I go to regularly are within 30 minutes' walking distance, so I started walking everywhere, instead of catching the bus - although I do still catch the bus sometimes if the weather's bad (or sometimes just because I feel like it, especially if I've already walked to my destination and I'm on my way home or have loads of shopping).
With regard to eating, I just cut down generally on portion sizes and limited my 'treats'. I also live on my own, which makes it easier, because if I don't buy biscuits, etc, I can't eat them!
But the biggest factor has been my motivation. I realise that in the past I've tried to lose weight to please other people, but this time I'm doing it for me, and that makes a huge difference.
The health benefits have been a bonus, I feel great generally, my blood pressure is lower than it's been for over 20 years, my Vitamin D levels are back to normal and I'm no longer pre-diabetic.
Lots of my friends have noticed and I've received lots of compliments.