The title is my age weight and height. I quit smoking just over a year ago and my normally demanding physical work has been way more off than on for about a year and a half now hence the nick name Pork Chop. ... soooooo ... something needs to be done. I had a thread about quitting smoking which was really helpful and a lot of fun so I figured this thread might pan out for me as well. I read The Zone a few years ago and basically understand the concept of a balanced meal. I had a gym membership but didn't go and my knees probably wouldn't appreciate me running on them. Power walking is gay. I understand that Uncle Ben's Converted Rice is okay. Multi-grain bread if I absolutely must have bread and I have completely forsaken the potato. I do know that I need to elevate my heart rate for I forget how many minutes at a clip. I just tried it ... I think I just invented the 2 minute workout. This thread has an open door policy to other fatties.