OK, let's not make too big a deal about it, but I've figured out an amazing thing. If you eat less calories than you are burning, you can lose weight. I know it's true because I have experienced it first hand. Sure the types of calories are important too, but the basic formula works. If calories burned > calories consumed then weight decreases.
The problem with this for most people (including myself) is that this is boring! It takes time, persistence and diligence to actually get to a goal, but it does get you there. We are so used to things happening quickly in our lives that we look for the quick fixes to lose weight. From my experience 95% of them don't work over the long term. They are normally missing something or are too restrictive that makes them untenable for more than a moth or two at most.
I'm happy to report that my adherence to consuming less than I am burning has led me to weight loss progress. This morning I weighed in at 449 lbs. That means I have lost 14 lbs. since January 21 (13 days), better than 1 lb. per day. I know my initial weight loss is accelerated and will slow, but I am so happy to have made this big of a change so fast. I can literally feel the difference in my body with this amount of weight gone.
So moving forward I do need to get into the more active side of things and I will get on my bike. Seems like mother nature is taunting me with some gorgeous days right now and unfortunately I have other obligations, but I will make time to get out there.
Get on your bikes and ride!