I'm new to this thread, and feel much more motivated to lose that weight that I've built up in the past 2 years, so I think I'll put my starting point.
I'm 180 lbs right now, when my ideal weight is about 120 lbs, so I need to lose about 50-60 lbs. I'm 5'0". My build is naturally short and stocky, or short and curvy if you prefer.
The extra weight seemingly came overnight. I don't exercise and I don't eat right, so it really didn't, but my metabolism used to be so fast that it didn't matter. When I turned 18, boom. So, I'm working on changing the habits of a lifetime, finding exercise that is accessible and fun, and plus cutting back on the amount of food and choosing healthier types. Wish me luck