Plain and simple I'm not looking good anymore. I've had weight problems all my life, and I understand that a simple matter of dieting isn't going to make me lose weight as much as a lifestyle change will. I know a lot about all of this, but it'd be nice just to hear it from someone else. Here's my situation: 5'8" male 220 pounds ??% BMI I'm fat. Really not much muscle, I'm not very strong. My legs are, as I played hockey for 11 years when I was younger, but I'm sure that most of that has gone away and turned to fat as well. I could probably bench 140lbs if I struggled. My immediate goal is to drop 20 pounds by Oct. 31st. I'm a college student with access to a pretty nice rec. center. I can go five days a week without hesitation. Eating is the hard part, as I live on campus, and food selections are limited. Fortunately, the dorm I live in is the "healthy" dorm, and serves a variety of low-cal/low-fat foods. I strongly dislike fish and vegetables however, and as mentioned, I know that this requires a lifestyle change, but I'm not sure that I'm wanting to accomodate eating foods that taste like crap 90% of the time to drop pounds. All meat is great, chicken probably topping the list, although I'm afraid of man boobs (I have them as it is, want them to go away, and from what I hear, eating chicken won't do anything to help that). Drink-wise, I've got no problem with mass quantities of water per day. That's what I've had to drink 99.99% of the time since Dec. 31st '06, and won't be a problem for the rest of the year. Its the one resolution that I've always been able to keep. Like I said, for now, I'm just wanting to lose weight, without much emphasis on building muscle. That will come later. My goal is 20lbs. in 30 days (by Oct. 31st), and I'd like to get there without any drugs, extreme dieting, starvation, or bulimia. What routines should I go for? Jog on the treadmill for 60 minutes a day? All cardio stuff? What kind of calorie goals should I set? Do I still need to maintain 2,000 cal/day? I could easily do less... What foods are restricted? How much bread can I eat? Obviously no sugar, but aside from plain meat and bananas, what can I eat regularly?