I made the dress to flatter me (so I look pretty good @ 220 LBS), my goal is to be less chesty, to be able to run or at least move with efficiency. My best weight was 130 LBS but my initial goal is 150 LBS and then I will work on the next 20 pounds in my own time. I have lost 5 pounds in the first week (started diet on 12/10/2014) but took myself off the medication due to too many side effects (gaining back 2 LBS). I then read many posts from beginners regarding the side effects I was experiencing, headaches for one, and they said wait and you will get over them... so I am back on the medication and trying again taking aspirin around 4:00pm and before bed to alleviate the pain, it helps. I am now down 7 pounds from my starting weight of 220 LBS to 213 LBS (as of 12/21/2014-that's 7 LBS in 11 days!!!) and I feel this pill is exactly what I needed. I find that my metabolism is what keeps me from losing and this kicks it in gear, making me lose. I am a vegetarian, who eats good food and small portions and always felt robbed that I wasn't losing weight with my regime. Now I am and it's just the boost I needed!!