Thanks to those who thought this was a good idea for a thread. :)
My wonky scale says I'm down to 185 now, so at least 10 lbs to go. Preferably 20, though! The best thing I can do, and right now the hardest, is to avoid eating after 9 pm.
I have heard that crunches aren't the best ab burn. I don't know what the best is but I usually use a variety of planks, hello dollys, and leg lifts.
That's probably true, but they don't require any extra equipment and are easier on me than sit-ups. My dad (no fitness guru, but I value his opinion) advised me to move my head at least 6 inches off the ground, so that's what I try to do. It hasn't been major, but if I suck in my gut (lol) I /can/ see some improvement; I'm trying to focus more on losing body fat with an intake of >1700 calories or so.