......but I was so tickled to hop on the scale this morning to see that in the first couple weeks of cycling and trying to watch what I eat (not always so successfully as I was on a road trip), have lost around 20 pounds. Doc says I should be careful about losing too fast, but I feel fine and have more energy. I realize that weight loss slows after a period, but I was just so psyched to see the numbers on the scale. My first major milestone will be sub 300. It may yet be a way off, but at least I am 20 pounds closer. Many thanks for all the inspiration I find on this forum......keeps me going.