I have been overweight for most of my life, but I had always been active before, so I was in decent condition despite the extra poundage. Two years ago I was promoted to a desk job and have since gained about 35lbs. over the extra 25 or so I was already carrying. Now I am at 335lbs. and have a very sedentary lifestyle and all of the health complications to go with it (mildly elevated BP and cholesterol, easily winded, lower back pain) and I am going to make a change. My goal is to get back down to 260lbs. (+/- 10 lbs.) and to do away with the lower back pain. I am 6'8" so the 260 lb. number is right in line with a healthy weight for my size. Here is my plan: Diet: 1-cut out the junk food, when I do have to eat out because of work, eat healthy 2-drink at least 100 oz. of water a day 3-limit my dairy to 3 servings per day (I have drank a gallon of milk a day at times w/o realizing it), mostly skim milk 4- eat 5 smaller meals per day, not counting a post-workout whey protein shake 5-limit complex carbs (whole grain breads, cereal, potatoes, pasta) to 1-2 servings daily, usually at breakfast and right before a work out 6-Reduce my cholesterol to a healthy level by reducing my red meat and eating more oily fish (salmon and tuna) and replacing butter with Smart Balance for everything except cooking Workouts: -30 min. of cardio x 6 days a week in the am to go with this workout schedule... Sunday-off including cardio and a cheat meal Monday-Squat, Stiff-legged deadlift, standing calf raises Tuesday-Bent Row, DB Bench press, Triceps extensions, barbell curls, crunches Wednesday-Cardio only Thursday-Deadlift, Leg press, Seated Calf Raises Friday-BB Bench Press, Lat Pulls, Barbell Curls, Triceps extensions Saturday- Cardio + yard work/shooting/general weekend chores All of my workouts will include 10min of cardio at beginning and end to serve as a warm-up/cool-down and my goal is be at the gym no longer than 1 hour. I used to lift regularly in HS and college, so I know how to use proper form for the squat and deadlift(s). I plan to use this workout schedule for 8 weeks and re-evaluate then based on weight and measurements. What do ya'll think? Am I missing anything? I have already been cleared to start a fitness program by my doctor and given my lifestyle for the past few years, any regular physical activity is a vast improvement. Thanks, Bull Wanna kill these ads? We can help!