I am 5 feet 5 inches and as of last October I was 215 lbs. My doctor said I needed to lose about 25 lbs to get my blood counts back into good range. I tried cutting back on carbs (or so I thought), and bought a treadmill which I was using 5-6 days a week. A friend told my wife and I about a low-carb high-fat type of diet in april, and we switched to that kind of diet immediately. I also introduced kettlebells to my workout routine which I use 6 days a week or so. Within 4 weeks I was down 19 lbs and am on target for losing 50 lbs by my daughter's wedding in October.