Well, Ive had enough. Living/wworking abroad since October, falling to bouts of depression and binging, introduction of crap foods that id NEVER touch back home (introducing previously unknown cravings for the junk) has left Sturm a bit heavier and a bit slower of foot.... Returning to the states in ten weeks however, and back to the old standbys - nutritionally (good ole vegetarian faves regarding stores, products, etc.), physically (running trails, gym membership), and emotionally (friends, family, my guitar, HOME). About a year ago, weighed in at 140 (5'8"), bf 4-6%, great strength to weight ration, and a running fiend, cruising 40-45 miles a week at 7 min/mile or less, generally 5-7 miles a session. The initial goal: back to 145 and the reintroduction of the old ways before heading on that big ole jet airliner to the USA in exactly ten weeks. Itll require a fairly aggressive fat loss of 1.5 lbs a week (sitting at 158-160 as of now), but definitely in the range of possibility. The false starts and missteps of the past few months are over, hopefully by keeping a journal here itll keep me honest. The beauty of having a fitday log stretching back to the time when I was in my best shape should help, basically, what was I doing then that had me lean and mean? Tons of fruit, veggies, whole grain cereals, breads, rice, beans, soy - avg. month looked to be 55/20/25 C/P/F, lots of fiber and no animal proteins (sometimes cheese but only on a pizza , rarely eggs, lacto-ovo vegetarian). Transformation begins!