Note: Didn't mean for this to be so long, cliffs at bottom I'm a pretty big guy (and i don't mean tall), at 5'11" and weighing about 265lbs at last check. This summer I really want to drop about 60 pds. The goal I've set out, is to lose the 60 pounds over 17 weeks, which equates to about 3.5lbs/week in loss as the goal... I've lost about 4 pounds already in about five days (i started a week ago at 270, but from now, at 265, i'd like to get to about 205-210 in 17 weeks... which is around august 31st.) I've started dieting, and been pretty good about it. This site has been an incredible site, especially the archives. I've started cutting calories as much as I can, and trying to increase my cardiovascular excercise similarly. From what I can find, I'm using 3600-4000 calories a day between basal, and lifestyle, and over the past week i've been able to keep calories between 2000 and 2500, without excessive exhaustion. I've cut out fast food entirely, which used to be my guilty little secret, and i'm entirely off soda and sugar-packed juices, replacing those with water, and lots of it. I also like a glass or two of V8 or tomato juice a day. I've also cut alot of fat from my meals, and am trying my hardest to keep my portions smaller and eating more frequently. I used to eat twice a day, since I'm not a fan of breakfast, but I'm up to 3-4 meals a day, including breakfast, and I find i have more energy throughout the day. Also, while away at school i tend to drink (alcohol) alot, and I know those are a tonne of wasted calories, and over the summer I don't drink, or drink very little, so i think that will help immensely I understand at the start of my diet I should lose more weekly than later on, since I will lose much more water weight than anything else. To the point of my post, I'm interesting in including a dieting supplement to my diet. I'm not sure if I should, or not; and if I do, could anyone recommend one to me? I'm interested in Thermogenics, but not entirely sure if they actually work and are safe, and I am also interested in supplements with caffeine for added energy or appetite suppresors to help me keep my portions even smaller. I am planning on keeping the change in lifestyle for a very lengthy time, and hope I can cut a fair bit of weight before going back to school in September. Thanks for your feedback. Cliffs: - I'm fat (5'11", 265lbs) - Want to lose 60lbs in 17 weeks; about 3.5lbs a week - Am cutting calories and increasing activities with some minor success - Interested in diet supplements, maybe Thermogenics, or energy boosters (caffeine), or appetite suppresants - Any input would be greatly appreciated.