So, I'm 5'11" and weigh about 170 lbs. I'm down from around 184 when I was a 36 inch waist. I'm down to a 33 inch waist now, but still have love handles. I'm loosely following a program I found online called "Max OT" which basically subscribes to doing 6-9 sets of 4-6 reps doing the most weight you can do while still being able to do at least 4 reps. My day goes something like this on Monday - Thursday: Wake at 6 am Lift working one group each day (Back, Bis and Tris, Shoulders, Chest) 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill (4.5 mph, 15* incline = 500 calories according to treadmill) Go home, shower and get ready for work Protein Shake (ON 23g Protein) + 2 Packets of Oatmeal (low sugar) + Glass of low-sugar OJ Go to work (take 200 mg caffeine pill during to stay awake during drive and morning) 11 AM: Eat ~ 25g Protein of Chicken (Oscar Meyer precooked packets) 1:30 PM: Eat some type of fruit (no sugar applesauce, apple slices) 4:00 PM: Eat another 25g protein of chicken 6:30 PM (or 9:30 on class days M&W): Eat 2 eggs and 2 eggs-worth of egg beaters + whole-grain toast Sometimes I eat a bowl of cereal later if I'm starving (Total or something fairly healthy). I've been trying to be asleep by 11 PM to get 7 hours of sleep. Basically my main goal is to lose the weight. I figure I'm taking in around 1200-1500 calories a day and getting around 100g of protein. I'd like to get stronger and bigger, but I'm much more concerned with losing the weight. I've been doing the above eating plan for a week now (starting week 2). I'd like to lose 2 lbs a week until mid-August for when I go on a little vacation. Any suggestions, comments, concerns?