Jan 24, 2005 Age: 36 Height: 5' 10" Weight: 242lbs Jeans: 38 loose fit (fit tight) Run: about 100yds then walk 1.5 miles (4x week) Jump Rope: about 3 minutes (4x week) June 16, 2005 Weight: 181lbs Jeans: 32s!!! (I haven't been here since before going off to school in '87) Run: 3 miles (4x week) Jump Rope: 10 minutes (4x week) No gym, just typical warm up cals (crunches, push-ups, alternating toe touches, jumping jacks and body twist), jumping rope and running. I think the biggest factors during my weight loss were: 1. 0% alcohol 2. only one diet Mt. Dew a day 3. 1300 to 1500 calories a day 4. getting off my fat butt and moving around Overall, I'm pretty happy and I feel great. I can play with the kids all day long and not be sweating like a pig while gasping for air. I'm kind of disappointed in my abs though. I weigh less now than when I got out of the military and thought that I would at least have some type of outline of a 6-pack. I'm guessing my age and the amount of sodium I take in have something to do with it. OR, do I still need to lose some more?