Good Lord! am I thinking. Current stats: Weight: 258 Height: 6'5" (hopefully this doesn't change) BMR: 2455 Body fat: 18% (online calculation, I wouldn't be surprised if it's higher) H-B Maintain: 2946 cal 5K time: Infinity! Goals: Weight: 200 Height: 6'5" 5k time: 18:00 Currently I have a very pregnant wife and a 3.5 year old daughter. My wife is due in probably 6-7 weeks (due date is 5/12, but it'll be a planned c-section). Other things coming up are: College graduation: 8/9/08 Wife's cousin's wedding (as daddy of flowergirl): 10/25/08 Friend's wedding (as groomsman): 12/20/08 Beginning Plans: Limit caloric intake - no sodas, primarily water to drink, limit portions, no sweets Light anerobic - pushups, sit-ups (open to other suggestions for things to do at home) Introduce cardio - walks with family, intense cardio on elliptical , maybe basketball 2x/week Down the road: After I get some weight off, move from elliptical to road (knees don't seem to handle running so well with all this extra weight). Maybe add weights or trips to gym - this part is going to be hard. I could go to the gym, but that's more time away from home. With a 3 yo and a newborn, that's not a favorable situation from the wife's point of view. Other goals: I want to have energy again. It feels like my lack of energy makes me lazy. I need to take that first step to start exercising so that maybe the energy level will follow. Your participation: I don't really care if anyone posts in here. This is mainly for me to keep track of what I'm doing and stay honest with myself. That being said, I would love suggestions and/or advice that would be helpful for my situation. "Who cares what your wife thinks; go to the gym!" would not fall in that category. I don't have an end date for my goal because I will need to do a lot to maintain it. If a lot of you think I need to put a date to help myself have a concrete end point to focus on, let me know and I'll put something up there.