Just thought I would give you all a quick status update ;o) Well, Monday (yesterday) started my "new ideas" and I've already seen some good progress Yesterday I started my day with my 40 minutes of cardio and I went all out (d@mn, I was tired ;o).. My daily meal plan consists of 2 AM boiled eggs (after cardio) Mid AM snack (1/2C. oatmeal, cinnamon, and a qtr of an apple diced)... Lunch (stone ground whole wheat wrap with cubed grilled chicken some dijon mustard) Mid day snack - about 10 almonds PM meal (oven roasted turkey/fish/or chicken and veggie(i.ei broccoli, green beans,califlower etc) and yam (with about a tsp. of butter... i know, i know... i should go without). Also did a total body sculpting workout for 45 min. in the PM. I added an HIIT cardio workout (treadmill) this AM as well as 20 min on the elliptical. I plan on using the same meal plan for the next few weeks. When I stepped on the scale this AM it says that I was 3lbs lighter then I was yesterday AM... So, that makes me happy I've also started using Fitday to track my eating and progress...some of it seems a bit off... but, it makes it easy to see exactly what I'm eating So, all I need now are some more varied workouts (to hit my muscle groups in different ways) and some heavier dumbells (which the adjustable ones seem to be a bit out of my price range at the moment.. so, i'm going to just have to build my collection one set at a time ) thanks all for your help! Any other suggestions/input would be great!