Just hit my (initial) goal of 81 pounds of weight loss, and it's taken me exactly 11 months. I started at 241 and i'm now 160.. I need probably another 10 pounds of fat loss or more to be slim, really, but it's been an interesting ride. I've also put on a reasonable amount of muscle, but I haven't measured body fat or anything and is mostly based on what I see in the mirror + lifting gains.
Before working out, I was wearing a 46 jacket and it was too tight to button- I'm somewhere now between a 36 and a 38 now, should hopefully be a solid 36 within the next couple months.
I started doing the diet in a book called Testosterone Advantage, but have since moved to doing a general calorie-counting high protein low carb sort of diet. I've done little to no cardio and done all lifting, mostly work outs from another book called New Rules of Lifting. Starting an IA workout soon.
Never worked out before this so it was definitely a transformative experience. I hope to continue cutting then trying to increase mass slightly- I'm a pretty short guy, so I don't want to get too bulky. I'm also a little scared of starting to eat at a slight surplus rather than deficit- worried it will be more fat than muscle increase.