day 1/31. I lost 40 pounds in 2005, but January & February I have just been treading water. The sad fact is, that I just eat too much. I have had 2 threads here before, the first in 2005 was a success, I lost 15 pounds. The second, at best was a partial success, since I only gained 4.50 pounds back, and had it not been for the thread, keeping me focused on weightloss, I might have gained alot more back. As of last Saturday, I weighed 211 (which was a 4.5 gain from the end of 2005). My plan is to eat a maximum of 2,500 spread out over 5 meals during the day. I guess I have a farily high metabolism, since according to my food journal, so far in 2006, I ate about 4,100 calories a day, and gained only 4.50 pounds, so at 2,500 a day, I expect the weight to fall off pretty quickly. I want to get to 200 by the end of this month. At the moment, I can only do upper body lifting, because of back issues, but I am going to lift 2x a week upper body, and do cardio 6 days per week, and see where that takes me in March. At the end of March, I will evaluate my results, and see what changes are neccessary.