Hi there. I've been lurking on these boards for quite some time! I've always enjoyed cycling and it is huge in the family. However, I've never been quite as serious as the rest of the family about it. Now that my brother is moving in with me, and now that I am 276 pounds at 6'2, I think it's time I take advantage of having his bike available to me. However, I am so embarrassed at how big I've become and honestly, it is more vanity reasons then as to health problems at this point. But with vanity comes health in regards to cycling to achieve it! My plan is to lose 2 pounds a week. He has a trainer that I'll use and also has some dvd's for bad weather. He also has a heart rate monitor/computer gizmo for mileage. I'm hoping those will help me get started and as I lose weight, gain confidence... I'll eventually be okay with going out into the world on the bike. Plus I'm kind of nervous about being an unexperienced rider on small country roads. Does anyone have any experience about losing weight using a trainer and instructional work out dvds? Did they work?