I just turned 50 last Friday and I have got to get myself into shape. I have in the past been a very good athlete. I use to run 5 to 10 miles a day, lift weights, and I was in tremendous shape until I hit the age of around 42. I have been declining since due to gaining weight and not being able to get rid of it. I am 260 lbs at 5'11". I am big boned and I look skinny at 200 lbs. Many people do not believe me when I tell them how much I weigh. I am concerned about this weight for appearance and for health reasons I would like to get it off and keep it off. I have cut down on the food intake but I have realized that diet is not going to be enough, I am going to have to exercise. I am going to have to dust off my Trek 1000c and get back on the road. Any advice on the best way to do this would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to go out half cocked and end up injuring myself. Appreciate any advice you could give me!