For me 2012 was the year of getting in shape. Just prior to the start of the year I made some life changes and slowly started losing weight. At the beginning of the year I bought a bicycle and started getting more exercise. At one point I had gotten to 280 lbs. Is started 2012 somewhere around 270-ish. I set a goal of weighing 220 lbs by the end of the year. Why 220 lbs? That is the weight I need to hit in order to no longer be officially obese.