In my first six months of weightloss I did cardio every day (30 min walking at a fast pace) and I cut out all things fried and all bread and didn't within 3 hours of my bedtime and drank lots of water. I went from 235 to 168 in that time and by the end of the sixth month I looked like a deflated bag. My colleagues thought I was sick with cancer.
Then a co-worker's husband saw me and stopped to say hi and then asked how was I gonna take care of the flubby-flab (he's kind of a jerk but he was right). I said i didn't know. So he suggested I stop by his house when I can and he'd help me out. The next I txt him and he said come over. I went over and he gave me a few Muscle & Fitness magazines and showed me how to use dumbbells and a barbell.
I use to make fun of dorks who lifted weights claiming that the only reason they did so was to make up for "short" comings. I was wrong. I soon bought a few dumbbels and I was given a weightbench and a barbell with some weight plates. I read the magazines, joined the bodybuilding.com forum and got started. In less than a year I was looking good. Now I lift not only for my health but as a hobby, too.
I'll be 51 this Spring and I am in the best shape of my life.