I'm doing about 1500 calories a day. I shoot hoops for 15-30 minutes depending on the mood then do 30 minutes on the elliptical. I lift 3 times a week in between the bball and the elliptical. As long as I have time to cook, I think this will go very well. I feel better already (placebo effect, I'm sure). I eat all my meals at home except for 2 to 3 lunches on campus each week (I'm only eating salads on campus, since there are pretty much no healthy options). My home cooking has been measured portions of fish, chicken, or shrimp depending on the mood as well as fruits and veggies (often raw). I think the biggest difference is comin from me any drinks but water except for the occasional glass of juice or chocolate skim milk (I seriously cannot drink milk without chocolate in it). Today was a lifting day and I feel great. I need to get around to taking some pudgy pics so that I can post my pregress in a month. Btw, I'm 5'10'' 172 with gym attire on. Oh and I already told my roomate about the plan at hand, so I face ridicule if I stop / fail.