I am 31yrs old and have been about 20lbs overweight since 16. Met my husband than and we both got way to comfortable and lets just put it this way 15yrs later and two wonderful daughters later my scale is about to break at a whopping 305 lbs. We went on our first cruise with kids in Sept 2003 and when I look back at the pictures of myself ( only 3 taken) I am truely horrified. So just started planning our second cruise for 2006 so have about 24 months to get it right. My plan is to loose 20lb at a time. My carb plan is no more than 20carbs a day and only tea or water to drink and walk 1mile a day. So keep your fingers crossed. Oh and I forgot to mention that I am a stay at home mom and babysit 4kids....so the hardest thing for me is all the goodies that are in the house.