I have always struggled with my weight. I have lost significant amounts several times. But when asked by a doctor how long I managed to maintain a loss, the truthful answer was "for about 10 minutes." From 2006-2008, I lost nearly 110 lbs. Then lost my notion of what my life had been, was at that time, and would be in the future. Gradually, I gained most of the weight back. Now I have a new life, a fresh start, and I need to discard this weight once and for all. I am focusing forward.