It seems as if 'q bruddah is the resident expert on fitness. That is great. It is really wonderful to have a comeradery of people focusing together to reach certain goals. I have been involved in fitness for quite a while as an ACE certified PT and other organizations. However, I have let licensure lapse and no longer train client, but still stay personally active through lifting, running, cycling, swimming, etc... I try to stay fit while cooking all this wonderful food, but it can be tempting to go off the deep end. I have always said exercising is the easy part for me as it is something I have learned to really enjoy, and that its the eating that gets me in trouble. I understand different perople have different vices and struggle in various areas. I have read some inspiring stories here of weight loss and hope maybe I can contribute in some meaningful way. Good luck!