I have been a large for most of my life. I think I started to get thicker when I was able to start portioning my own food. A little is good a lot is better mentality is what got me to being a large man. My weight has fluctuated for years from 3 bills to 2.When Jenna and I moved to Duluth I was a ripe 289lbs. That weight was mostly caused by having a dollar store next to the bike shop and eating entire packages of cookies for lunch. What am I getting at is that I am going to try to get the most out of my body. Getting badly injured makes you rethink thing and it just seems that I would definitely make the most out of being as fit as possible. First off less weight would be less impact on my joints, especially my knee. Second I want to make the most out of my cycling, I ride pretty well but how much better could I ride if I was not carrying a extra 90lbs. About two weeks ago I weighed my self at work I was at 269lbs. Last week is when I decided I wanted to give this fitness thing ago so I cut out snacks, am having smaller portions at meals and not eat sugar. I had a some cake at a birthday party last night, but there is a time and a place for everything. I have also been doing as much riding on the trainer as my knee and mind will allow. I have lost 8 lbs in two weeks. I do not want to make this about the numbers but they are one way to measure my progress. I want this to be about being all I can be, jump higher climb faster, ride longer and rejuvenate and preserve my body and just to feel better.