You can probably understand why the head was artfully cut off, in best French Revolutionary style. Now that you've thrown up your breakfast, some whiny emo-ness follows :p
I'm now 28, standing 5'9" (1.75m). I left school (in the UK, btw) almost exactly ten years ago, having been an extremely active teenager - horse-riding, running, and swimming, plus bits and pieces of various other things. I ate like a horse, literally. While I wasn't uber-skinny, I was healthy enough, though I don't know what my weight was. Over the next few years, as I discovered alcohol and fast food (I didn't set foot in a burger king till I was 18), I ballooned; at one point I was 19 stones, which is 266 pounds, or 120.7kg. This was awful; I felt like shit, I couldn't move, and I was depressing myself. I went on the self-control-and-hating-yourself plan for about a year, with surprisingly good results. I dropped roughly five stones (70 pounds). Sadly, self-control-with-hating doesn't really work long term. Since then, I've fluctuated quite a bit (if you can bear to look, you can see some quite fetching stretch marks in the pics), but today I'm standing at 96kg, about 212 pounds. I would like to get down to a BMI of 20, which works out at 62kg, or 137 pounds.
I had the most consistent success with the the Hacker Diet, but I find it difficult to count calories consistently, and Mrs. u38cg (you can just about see her glowering on the noticeboard behind me) thinks counting calories is for wimps or people with no self-control. I also tend to fall off the program once I've seen a meaningful return; at my weight, losing a few kilos makes a substantial difference to how healthy I feel and in turn it makes it that much easier to drop off.
The plan from here? Review my diet, though I suspect not much will change. Start exercising regularly. I intend to buy a cross-trainer/elliptical machine for the initial stages. I would like to go running but at my current weight I know from previous experience I'll just knacker my knees, so leave that for later. Other than that, suggestion and/or abuse are more than welcome.