Maybe this will help motivate or inspire someone to do what I did.
I started off at 185lbs slowly moved down from 2800 calories to 2300 and eventually ending at 1800 as I lost weight. I ate 40% carbs 40% protein and 20% fats. Meals every 2 and a half hours. Cheat meals like a subway veggie delight and diet pepsi once a week. I took fish oil capsules, a multi, and zinc.
I didn't do any manipulation of weight or volume during the 12 total weeks so I probably could have improved on my routine.
and 20 minutes of moderate intensity cardio every day of the week.
I kept an online journal with pictures of my progress at the website you see in the pictures. Ending weight was 150lbs. I'm 5'9".