My husbands parents have been overweight for quite some time. Several months ago they joined a website called www.calorieking.com
(you have to pay for this) and have lost a ton of weight by tracking calories and doing distance walking. Go on the website where you can see before and after pictures and video explaining why they like the program so much. Look for the "Gary and Shelley" video. It almost makes me want to join so I can lose a few extra pounds. They look AMAZING!!