In the 11 months leading down from January 2012 I lost over 36 kg to arrive at my goal weight yesterday: 77.7kg. I did this by weighing myself daily, and using myfitnesspal.com to record pretty much every calorie that I ate. I did not really "follow a diet", just educated myself about the calorie content of what I typically ate, and preferred those with lower calories. It was also important to become aware of how I was eating, especially to notice that I did not eat because I was hungry. Now the second half: maintain 77.7 for the next year.
I like too much music, and iTunes has a hard time keeping up, as does the hard disk. I download less than 10 albums a week, and rate new songs before transfer to my phone. The phone's memory is running out too, so only "great" or "greatest" tracks make it over.
I listen to music tracks randomly from the phone