This is the story of how a man lost 80lb's over the course of a year. While it doesn't necessarily sit perfectly in sync with my training/diet philosophies it provides an accurate and unglorified depiction of what it actually takes to lose weight.
Hint: alot of hard work and dedication
A fantastic Article by Greg Nuckol's breaking down what causes the sticking point in the squat, and what you can do to become stronger in that position.
Interesting article that should provide some clarification on whether eating breakfast is as important as what your mother thought.