I have always had a problem with my weight. When I was in elementary the doc put me on a 800 Calorie a day diet because I was what they called "Hefty". Used to take Slim Fast shakes to school, now, talk about lunch that sucks. (But, probably was not much worse then school lunch now that I think about it, hehehe) Wrestled 155 in 8th grade, then 189 in 9th, and the rest of High School at 215. Was not hugh but definatly overweight. Big body on a 5' 10" frame. After HS it has fluxuated from 215-300+. Never really cared, blood pressure was little high but heck, it happens I said. Been on every diet you can think of, even made up a few of my own. One point I went a week without anything but water, Bacardi and Diet Coke. Had no substance at all, lost 15lbs that week, dont reccomend it though. Atkins is great, love the diet, just costs a ton of money to be on it. Meat and Cheeses are not cheap by any means. Was down to 246 in 2000 on a $300 bet at work that I could not lose 60#'s in 6 months. Still do not have any real health issues that I know of. Blood Pressure was 130/81 last time I was at the doctor, dont have Diabetes that I know of but it runs in the family. But, time for a change. I have never really had anything to push me other then myself in this dilema, Tea can eat, trust me yall. I can put more down then most. 64oz steak, yeah, did that twice just to eat a free meal and show off. Pizza, better get one for me by myself. $4.00 Value Meals have turned into $5.00 Super Sized Value meals with 2 double cheeseburgers and a apple pie on the side. So, why do I care now..............Madison Brook Hardbarger.....my 14 month old little girl. This is a reason for a change. She is growing fast and is very active, I would just assume lay on the couch and let her play with toys rather then take her to park or take her for a walk. Thought to myself, what kind of dad am I?? Tried to play some basketball a week ago and about died from running up and down the court. Stepped on the scale just to see where I was out of curiosity and it said "Err". Scale is rated for up to 300# so talk about getting a lump in my throat. Bought a new scale last week that went up to 330# and I was at 328#. Wow, could not believe what I was seeing. Could always buy a size bigger, heck, why worry, they make bigger clothes I told myself. But, starting to get harder and harder to find dress clothes that fit right. Those nice BOC shirts that we have, have not ordered any because they would not fit. So, last Monday I said enough is enough. Wiped out my cupboards of junk food, threw away all things that were no good for me or that would tempt me. Went to store and bought Slim Fast, Skim Milk, Grapes, Apples, Oranges, Apple Chips, Chicken Breast, Salad, Fat free dressing, Turkey Burgers, Diet Pop, Bottled Water......etc, etc, etc Wife has also cut back with me, we are doing it for Madison and for ourselves. I want to be around for a long time, and at the rate I was going I would be lucky to live past 40. I have said it before, this is the time to change. But, never had the little one to push me. We are taking walks with Madison at night, and shooting Basketball with the buddies now. Trying to do everything I can to be a little active. Looking for a softball team to join on weekend nights so that will help also. Just trying to unload my frustration with myself and I am sure I am not alone in this issue. The BOC is a great place to get encouragement and have others root ya on. My goal is to get back to my wrestling weight of 215. That would be great. I know it will take a long time and there will be setbacks but I am hoping to do it and prove it to myself and be around a long time for Madison. I will try and update and if anyone wants to join in then heck, we can report progress and lean on each other. See yall on the board and you will be seeing less and less of Tea hopefully in the coming months.