Good thread RimBlock, with this determination - you will get the results you need. I moved out of my parents house about 18 months ago (around 98 miles away) to work in an office. The fact I no longer had a good mother to cook for me and my job went from quite an active one to sitting on my arse all day meant I piled on the pounds. I got up to 76.5kg (5ft 8), so my BMI was around 25.5 - BMI was a pretty fair indication to me being overweight as I didn't really have any muscle mass at the time. I've joined a gym and have been going for about 3 months now, a trip usually consists of a lot of HIIT on several machines and once a week having a PT who usually circuit trains me. Circuit training if done correctly can be a great way to lose body fat. I've always been a great runner when fit and can quite easily do HIIT on a tread mill at 17kmph when maxing out for a minute (do about 20 intervals). However, circuit training really does kill me like nothing else. The other rule I usually follow is no carbs after 2pm, I'm not really upping my protein intake at the moment either but once my body % fat is down and I've done my half marathon on the 1st November then that might happen. I'm now down to 73kg and feel so much better for it. Keep up the good work!