Been thinking about doing this for awhile. Might as well get started today as any other. Background: I'm a 34 year old guy that is working toward a healthier life. I'd always been a skinny kid. Started high school football at 5'11", 125 lbs or so, but through growth and working out, graduated high school at about 6'1" and 185 lbs. Took a lot of eating and workouts to get there, but that's probably about ideal for me to maintain without a lot of work. About 3 years ago, I decided I was out of shape and getting pretty soft. I didn't even own scales, and had no idea of my weight. One day, I walked a couple of blocks uphill from our parking garage into our tower building downtown, and by the time I hit the lobby, I was sucking wind. That was my epiphany moment. I've gotten old and out of shape! Weight never was a concern, fitness was. However, I went and bought a scale and realized I'd gotten to 215! I figured 200-205 at most. That was a shock. That night, I started on my ellipse machine, and pretty much worked out 6 or 7 nights a week at as high an intensity as I could maintain for 20 minutes. I dropped about 20 lbs in the first month to month and a half, and eventually saw my low weight about a year later at 178. I didn't make any radical diet changes besides limiting my massive intake of Mello Yello/Mt. Dew to maybe one every few days. Knowing what I know now, I would have done some resistance work, too, but I got to a pretty good cardio fitness level and I guess became the proverbial skinny fat. Maintained around 185 for a couple of years. Then got hit with a big one. Last January 15, I was diagnosed with lymphoma in my colon/appendix/small intestine. Had about 18" removed through a 8" verticle incision through my abdomen. Started chemo in April 2005, finished 6 treatments later on 7/6/05. Porta-cath was removed in late August. Through chemo, I started doing some basic lifts and body weight stuff to try to rebuild my abdominal muscles. I did as much walking as I could stand, although I looked like an old man doing it (bent over and slow). I think the most pain I had in my life was getting out of bed one day after surgery, and after coming home a week after surgery, I coughed and laid myself out for probably 10 minutes before I could move again. During chemo, I also restarted my ellipse work and even took up early morning swimming a couple of mornings a week in the neighborhood pool. Working out actually gave me more energy than sitting around. I'm currently going through Chad Waterbury's Total Body Training plan for the second time. It works in with my traveling schedule pretty well, and my goals right now are general fitness first and formost. I haven't decided to bulk/cut yet, but will probably try to cut down in a couple of months. I'm currently 191 lbs, and according to fittogether.net I'm about 14% bf. I got a set of calipers recently, but I'm still trying to get consistent measurements. Practice. I suspect I may be higher than 14%, but lower than 20 for sure. Most of my visible fat is around my waist. I can see some ribs from the side, but have a bit of a pooch right around my scar that I never had before surgery, even at 215. I'd really like to lose 5-10 lbs at some point in the near future, but I'm going to play this out a little longer and see what my body composition ends up after this round of TBT. If I continue getting stronger at the pace I've been going and hold my current weight, I might not be too unhappy with the mirror. Enough long winded crap. Did workout #16 tonight. Sets 2, Reps 18. Antagonistic 1 minute between sets Exercises: A1 Seated Row (straight bar) B1 Incline BB Bench A2 Squat B2 Sumo Deads A3 Standing Military B3 Pulldowns Felt good. Squats and deads at 18 reps antagonistic have me seemingly sucking all the air in the room in a single breath, followed by equal exhales (all while blissfully supine). Oh, and I did 35 minutes moderate fasted cardio on the recumbant this morning. Diet was pretty good, but got in a hurry and just ended up with my mid morning feeding being a Snickers Marathon bar. Bad for sugar, I know, and I haven't had one in months. At least it had 20 grams protein. Other meals pretty good.