I am looking for weight loss tips, tricks and advice. I need to lose about 70 pounds. I am only 5'-9" and currently 250 pounds. I would like to get down to 200 in about 6 months and down to 180 by year's end. I know the basic stuff such as: drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest, be active for at least 30 minutes a day, burn more calories than you eat each day, etc. Anything else I should know or is there anyone here who has lost a lot of weight and have any good tips that worked for them?