I've lost about 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks or so by doing what was, for me, the unthinkable -- counting calories. I log everything I eat, and know about how many calories I burn each day. So, I eat such that I'm around a 500 calorie deficit per day. Takes discipline, and it's a pain to count calories and measure/weight food, but it's getting easier all the time. Plus, it seems like a small price to pay for something that actually works. I'm hungry much less often than I thought I'd be, and I'm eating healthier than I ever have.
I'm around 211 now (and 6' 1") -- heading toward a goal of 195 by late Spring.