I don't quite make the grade - I lost 40 pounds some years ago.
Basically I started eating right and laying off the snacks. Now I'm mostly Vegan. Though the real reason for going Vegan was long term health more than loosing weight. Its Biblical too - up until the Flood, everyone was vegetarian.
You cannot lose much weight without exercise. But it doesn't have to be a lot of vigorous exercise. Get out and walk, hike, whatever. You have to change your lifestyle, not just get on a diet.
Avoid surgery, I've heard too many stories of disastrous complications. Be patient; it comes off a lot faster than it got on.
I was able to reduce the BP meds and in time I'll be able to get rid of them. Also I used to be on meds like Lopid to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Now I'm off all that stuff, and last time I checked, my cholesterol was 111.
To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper. Daniel Webster, 4th of July, 1800, Oration at Hanover, N.H.