I decided last June "enough was enough". I've gone from 248 to 197. The first two weeks were the hardest. I watch carbs, basically gave up alcohol back in Nov. 96 (though I will have a beer or two occasionally), and eat about one and a half meals a day. I certainly feel better. Working so much I'd become dependent on fast food, the kiss of death. (no offense Fred). Have not been through a "drive through" in six months. I want to get to around 190 and stay there. As I get older, I will adjust weight accordingly. Fat people do not live long lives.