Well, Gang, after busting my leg in April, I dropped 10% of my weight and now stand a svelte 200 dead-even pounds with my 6'2" self. I am one proud hombre; it took a lot of work.
A broken upper-femur, a break that required surgery and 4 pins, plus 3 months of recovery time, left me pretty much incapacitated. The hardest thing was getting my fat ass up out of the hospital bed. Just getting up and around on the crutches required a lot of muscle. Thankfully, I was not in terrible shape. Otherwise, I would have been stuck in a wheelchair or using a walker. Crutches are way more mobile.
I quickly discovered that my core strength was lacking. Everything was a struggle. Lifting myself up off of the toilet seat was most challenging of all. That first week was a nightmare. I said to myself, "This sux!", and resolved to get myself lean and mean ASAP.
If some of you remember me, you'll know I already ate sort of healthy: Eating no refined sugar and a diet high in raw fruits and veggies. Since the surgery, I ramped that effort up about 100-fold. I now do not touch any fatty food. No more burgers, hot-dogs, greasy pizza ( I still eat not-so-greasy pizza) or anything else that has animal fat or an excess of cooked vegetable oils in it. The challenges associated with avoiding those items can be a thread all by itself.
The other big change: I gave away all the TV's and now spend an average of 4 to 5 hours per day outdoors, either riding my bike or walking in the woods out where I live. Basically said, if I am not at work, I am outside doing some activity. This has helped with more than weight loss. Losing the TV has also put me in a much better mood.
Well, that's what it takes to shake 10% of your weight in 6 months. Bust a leg and then do yourself a complete do-over.