You guys have been awesome.. Here comes the disertation.. Yesterday marked the 3 month mark of my lifestyle change. I started 12/26/05 at 236lbs, size 40 waist.. As of yesterday, I'm at 204.5lbs, size 36 waist (getting baggy ).. I'm very pleased and I see changes in my body nearly weekly. It's fantastic and my self-esteem and value of self is just through the roof. I've got diet down well, I believe (tuna, oatmeal, chicken, broc ftw). Right now my routine is strictly strict diet and cardio. 30-45 minutes of high resistance cardio 5 days a week (averaging 450-550 cal per workout, according to machines). I also do crunches, little bit of running when I'm bored with elliptical or bike.. and enjoying some calf raises and reverse calf raises (my cafes and thighs are shaping NICELY, thanks to the elliptical). I still want to lose another 20lbs.. My overall goal is to be well defined, cut, and hard bodied (low BF%, 15?) etc while being in good enough shape to participate in some great activities (kiteboarding!).. I had planned on losing all the weight via cardio and cutting, then start with a weight training regimine and clean bulk after reaching target weight. I can't seem to lose these love handles though. It's the only spot that the fat really remains. I know if I lose the 20lbs I really want to lose, they'll be gone. So my major question is: Should I continue with the cardio routine I've been on and just be patient, or should I go ahead and start exploring the weights instead? What do you guys think? When is the right time to switch from cutting?