Ok here goes. Nervous as hell to post in here, but I figure it might help me stay motivated. Goals: I want to lose a ton of fat (almost literally) so that I can play basketball without almost dying every time. I used to be a pretty good ball player, but my brother moved out of state and he was the only one I played with (I'm super shy). Problems: Bad knees (from trying to do stuff while so fat I'm sure). I'm doing a lot better now though. Able to play a game (almost dying though) without having extrordinary knee pain for a week. Very shy. I can't work out in front of people because I'm sure I'm doing everything wrong and don't want to look like an idiot. I get bored so quick it's insane. I could never run or ride a bike or something. History: I've always been huge. Lot of muscle, but a lot of fat too (5'10", 210 in Jr. High 14 y/o). I believe my best squat in highschool was over 400. Don't remember the actual number though. I'm 31 now and it's a lot more fat than muscle. Plan: Low carbs (not zero carbs, but a lot lower than I have been eating) No refined sugar stuff. No more snacky cakes, cup cakes, etc. No more soda. Drank a few sodas a day. Haven't had any in over 2 weeks now. Stop eating until I'm full. Eating a lot less overall as well. Play basketball several times a week (and if I feel brave, lift some weights). Weight: Starting -- 11/28 --- 12/5 --- 12/7 --- 12/11 325...........322.........308.........306.......299 Take 2! Sept 06 -- 11/15 -- 12/15 -- 01/01 -- 01/08 ...330........286........287........289.......287 Wish me luck!!!!