I'm almost there!
I allowed one full year -I'm 4 months away - and have dropped 5 dress sizes! I'm OUT of 'Plus size'! I'm wearing 'average' size Jeans -with the challenge of needing 'Long' - 36" inseams! My waist is now 33" - so I'm back in the healthy range of BMI too.
My annual Wellness exam is next month - I'll report those numbers when I get them. I did this without a scale! I decided that I tend to obsess and get negative if I don't see losses - so I've used a tape measure instead. If you shop online - these numbers are a must to know.
This is my personal advice if you're considering this 'way of eating'.