I was going to post this in Farmer Dave's thread but I thought it would be cool and perhaps inspirational for all if more of us participated here with our goals and results. I'm happy since FERRARI-TECH has been my silent partner. He is ahead of me and we have been texting our results back and forth. His tips have been really cool and helpful. I'll start: I'm 50 and have been on a diet since age 10. My weight chart would look like a mile long sine wave if I had one LOL. I've lost and gained the same 40-60 pounds probably 20X. Almost 90 days ago, after my favorite uncle's heart literally exploded at age 82, I had a couple episodes of fatigue, nausea and dizziness that felt like nothing I've ever felt so I decided not to do it for just X amount of days and count calories until I reach a certain weight like I have always done but rather make (mostly) what I know to be clean food choices, drastically cut carbs and exercise hard every other day (and lightly on the others) for as long as I can walk without a cane... a "Life choice" rather than a "Death choice", if you will? I'm rowing and working a bag one day and doing ab slides, squats and push-ups the next. I could do more but I can live with what I'm doing and don't want to burn out or get hurt. I'm rowing 7.5K in 36 min now and will work myself up to 10K in <45 min before too long, then see if I can realistically add to it then. It was a life choice, not a whim or goal for some random event. I had lost 40# as of a few weeks ago but haven't weighed myself lately (and might not) but I've already gone from a tight size 40 to a very loose size 38 since I started and lost one of the "X's" off my shirt size. I think I will be happy fitting comfortably in size 36 jeans but would like to be in 34's if I can maintain it without killing myself. While I didn't always do it before, now, 99/100 times when I say to myself, "F it, I'll exercise tomorrow" and chow down and drink, I look down (at my feet cause I can ) and change my mind. I'm really excited to see how I'm going to look when summer arrives. I won't kill myself for a washboard because I know I'll never maintain it but it will be a blast while it lasts if I ever get there. LOL Next?