I cannot commend you enough for starting this journey of weight loss and self experimentation. I realized that I needed to get my act together summer of my junior year in high school when my brother in law pointed out that I was fat. I knew it, but didn’t want to accept it at the time. I’m 5’10", and I was wearing size 40 pants at the time and I thought that was okay. I started frantically working out and there was some results. It wasn’t until I found the Slow Carb Diet, 3 years later, that I made tremendous progress. I still follow a the principles of the diet and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.