Few questions: I had a child 2 years ago and stupidly took diet pills (Phentermine) to lose the post pregnancy weight because I didn't want to work out or eat right. I kept the weight off for several months but a few months back I went from a size 4 and 115lbs to a size 6 and 130lbs. I would ideally like to get down to at least 120lbs, but the actual weight isn't the issue. I would like to shed some of my more stubborn fatty areas such as my lower stomach, sides, lower back, and my thighs. It would also be nice to tone up my entire body. I bought some fitness dvds not too long ago but don't believe I've been doing it long enough to see any real results. I have yoga that focuses mainly on your stomach and a cardio + strength training dvd. I was told that cardio would help me burn fat while strength training would help build and maintain muscle. I'm wondering if this is true? Or are there other things I need to be doing? I was also wondering what types of exercises are best for these specific problem areas, as well as general exercises for the entire body. I looked up some things online and was pointed in the direction of crunches/sit ups for my stomach and lunges and squats for my legs/butt. And any eating tips? It seems after my son my metabolism has completely diminished and everything I eat - no matter how healthy or small - seems to cause me to put on weight. What kinds of foods are good to stick to, and around how many calories should I be consuming a day? Any advice would be great. Thanks guys!