I got back on track a couple of months ago, and completely fell apart at the start of june. since then i over indulged like i'd never eat again. i had my physical and my doctor gave me the weight talk.. "you know you've gained 17 pounds in the last year and half.. maybe you should start taking brisk 10 minute walks twice a day, eat more fruits..." I store all my weight in my thighs and then my stomach unfortunately. So what I want to do is loose 7-10 lbs and then start increasing weight lifting to build muscle? I know theres no point of working on abs and thighs weight training wise without some intense cardio to blast away the fat for muscle to show. this eating thing is going to kill me though! i need to figure out how to start and keep at it, any tips? thanks for listening! i should go running tonight. I wouldn't mind weighing 3-5 pounds less then my current weight if i was toned and had visble muscle.