So, I got down to 92 kg last year, then hit a stressful patch and pitched in to too many drinks (not a lot at one time for deep drunkenness, just very consistently a few) and too many lollies and way too much Maccas and Red Rooster. So last week I was 107 kg: 15 kg heavier. That kind of weight gain is also really unhealthy, because when fat deposits fast it goes around your organs, not just in the gut and the fat layers. So I'm working at getting back to a sensible weight and staying there. I reckon I can sensibly, sustainably see in the New Year at about or just under 100, and be back to 92 in time for my 50th birthday in April. There'll be 2-3 'easy ones' this week that are just water weight going away as I get off the stupidly high sodium and such of the junk food, but apart from that I reckon a pace of 2 kilos every 3 weeks or thereabouts should be manageable. An app that was recommended to me by a friend is free on the iPhone (haven't looked into whether there is an Android version) called 'MyFitnessPal' (I know, terrible name). It just makes counting kilojoules (calories) really easy - and sort of 'gamifies' it. It keeps track of exercise and water consumption as well as food, and gives a target energy (kilojoule) allowance per day to meet your weight loss targets. At my size, my daily goal is 7908 kJ (a bit under 2000 Calories/kcal). I can, obviously, beat that target if I want to lose weight faster. I've coupled that with another one called 'MapMyWalk' which does what it says on the tin - and also tells me how far I've walked. I don't use the kJ numbers it generates, which seem optimistic, but put the distance and speed into MyFitnessPal to determine how many kJ I've used. Just walking the dog or going for a walk on the beach with the Mrs, or walking across campus to a distant cafe for lunch, can stack up 3-4 km a day... which puts me on target for 100 km a month. And that is counted against the daily target, which means I can choose to either eat more or lose weight faster. Will keep this thread going, at least partly as a form of accountability. Others are very welcome to tell their own stories, share their own tips and achievements and so on... I'll do a weekly weigh-in on Monday mornings as a measure of my progress. Going a little bit harder than will be long-term sustainable in this first week: it's very motivational to see some early runs on the board.