Hehehe I was going to title this thread The return of the MAC but I figured in 6 months from now it will sound kind of stupid so I went with this because I'm kinda big, my name is AndiMAC and I am on the attack (of fat) I can't believe I have been a member here for almost 5 years and it took me about 4 of those to finally get it. I lost count of how many times I started and stopped. Actually almost a year and a half ago I was back on track and doing well then I sprained my knee doing an improper side lunge and that's all she wrote. That was July of last year. Also, my gym membership ran out so I was like ok whatever. It was around September I ended up hooking up with an old high school friend who also wanted to get in shape as well but she was pretty much at level zero and didn't really have any fitness knowledge whatsoever. So we started meeting up 3 times a week at this park and walked the trail. We did 3 miles each night. And as we progressed we did things to mix it up and make it different. I don't know about her but in the time of 6 months I had lost 30 pounds. And then it was late spring and she had some events happen in her life (parent illness) that took her away for weeks at a time. So consequently when she got back into things she was back at sqare one but yet I was far ahead and ready to advance more. I had been itching to get back to the gym for awhile only because you have so many different things you can do. And I was racked with guilt but finally I told her that I couldn't walk anymore and I was going to the gym. Luckily she understood. That was about 4 or so months ago. So here I am today. I do spinning usually 4 times a week and weights 3 times. But I was talking to my spin instructor and he would rather me not do it 2 consecutive days so I am going to cut back and do it M,W,F and then do some weights Tue and Thur. And then Sunday I am attempting Yoga. I tried it a week ago. It was hard, very hard for a first timer but I am not scared and for sure will be back. But my main issue is food intake. It's not horrible but it could be way better. And I definitely need to figure out how to eat 6 a day. I would like to find a nutritionist that deals with athletes and can help me with meal plans because the bulk of my issue is I hate food shopping and cooking. I CAN cook, I just don't like to. But after seeing John's kickass toaster oven, I have felt a spark of interest. I am not exactly sure what I will be writing in this journal but it's a work in progress and I am just so happy to have come this far with out fail. I think I have worked out more this past year than I have my whole life. So yay, go me!