My first goal is to get in shape, but my overall goal is to lose weight. I'm not specifically looking to lose x pounds in x months or anything like that, but I'd like to steadly be losing 2-3 pounds a week. So far I haven't really thought about my routine. As it stands, I try to make it to the gym 5 times a week, don't lift (I want to get in shape foremost), and haven't consulted anyone on anything. But here's the breakdown: 25 minutes on the elipitical "weight loss" function, 115-130 strides/min 25 minutes on treadmill... I keep improving, but as it stands I do 3-3.8 MPH with no incline. The machinery is limited to 25 minutes, so I am unable to fully complete the preset programs at this time. My meal habit isn't really formatted, but I usually have 2-3 meals, mostly turkey or turkey and roast beef sandwiches. I have the occassional In n Out and I drink 2 cups of soda a day (so like, 30 oz given ice?). I realize everyone is gonna hustle in here and bitch about eggs and soda and probably even my beloved roast beef. So I want to know what's good, what's bad, and what's ugly. I need to drop 2 pant sizes at least (42 dress pant, 40 jeans, want to be at least 38 jeans, although I figure I should just go for the full shebang at that rate) and 1 jacket size (48L, would like to at least fit into a lot of 46L I have, and I have one 44R I've never been able to fit into... also I don't want to lift just yet if muscles mean I can't wear jackets, or increase chest size). So what's good, brolys? EDIT -- I've also cut the fun stuff. I don't smoke (ocassional hookah), drink alcohol (personal bet, turn new year's resolution), or anything like that. I guess the most you could say is perhaps high calorie diet and caffeine (no coffee either... just soda) EDIT II -- Also, will losing weight also make me drop a neck size? 17.5 is a hardish size to shop for, especailly in comparison to 17 and 16.5.