I have only really been on a serious diet this year. I have tried all of em and they all suck.
But sometimes you need to diet for your health not your looks so much. My cholestrol and triglycrides are high, which the doctor is monitoring to see if it is the extra weigth or hereditary, which it most likely is both,,,,,but most of my fam on my dad's side have the same problem despite the right food, and weight lost. So we will see.
I agree with Nina, girls are told they are over weight all the time, I remember on American Idol, that Simon creep told one girl she needed to lose weight and she looked fine. There is alot of pressure on girls to be pencil thin , but you know I have seen alot of magazines that embrace the fuller figure, the normal healthy girl, and maybe the tide will be changing . Look at J Lo, so many want now to show off their ample butts, and alot of girls and women are seeing that most men prefer a woman with curves , even if she has a few extra pounds over a stick figure of a girl that resembles a 12 yr old boy. You can be skinny and still look good, if you are healthy, but there are so many that starve themselves to get that way, and they are so depressed always hungry and cranky. Feeling good about yourself is important, if you diet down to a rail just to please someone eles then you are going to be unhappy and unhealthy.
I have lost about 12 lbs on my diet , low calorie,,,,,,,, and I splure on Sundays, and I feel better for me. I still have some to go, but it is feels great to see some progress and next I am going to start an exercise program since I got some of my weight off.
For all the ladies or men on a diet,,,,,,,,more power to you and do it all for making yourself feel better.