I am following advice from my Dr. who suggested lowering my carbs in my diet may be the solution to a number of health problems. All my kids are sports mad, and our food tends to be low fat and hi carb, but she suggests it is doing me more harm than good. Currently 45, 92kg and 174 cm tall, according to a couple of BMI thingies I am obese, but wear usually size 14 (or a 12 if I suck in a long way and dont try to breath!) I walk on average 1klm 4 times a week, but am still bigger than I would like. We haven't set a goal weight, but just gonna take it as it comes (off hopefully)Found the site through google and have been reading my eyeballs off for a couple of hours now. You all sound great and supportive and I look forward to more. My biggest challenge is going to be finding substitutes for my favourite pasta, water crackers and Pringles, and drinking water in large quantities instead of living off caffeine..........I too lost weight (heaps) on the stress induced "my ex is a real toerag" diet 18 months ago, but it has all come back. This is my first attempt ever at anything like this, so please forgive my rambling.