I'm starting a new job soon, so I decided to lose weight before my first day in office. I weigh 187 lbs for a stature of 5 ft 7 in. I need to lose 44 lbs ! I stopped buying a cooky at the supermarket. This is a positive first step, isn't it ? I also try to walk more by sometimes going to a distant supermarket and walking up and down the stairs at a parking to burn more calories. I don't run because I have a back pain that may get worse. I sometimes jog over a short distance too.