Well, it has finally hit me after all these years. I have to lose some weight, period. I am now 66 years old and I just discovered that I have doubled my weight from the day I enlisted into the service as a 19 year old. Even 20 years ago I was OK with my weight (under 190). But now it is ridiculous. When I tie my shoes I have to come up for air, when I get my shoes shined I have to take the guy's word for it, when I step on a scale it says "one at a time please". I cannot take it anymore. My neighbors have lost weight on Nutrisystem. I am retired and don't have $300 a month extra to throw at a diet I probably won't follow anyway. I have known my whole life that the key is to watch what you eat and exercise to control your weight. Sounds easy, but I seem to have zero motivation to do it even though I know it is affecting my livelihood. I feel like I am dying, slowly, and I want to live so much, like I used to. I came up with a plan. I am out of town right now but will be attending the Cardinals' game on Sunday and living it up. Then Monday, I will start my journey. I will watch what I eat, follow a diet (somewhat of a modified South Beach diet), and I will begin exercising as I never have before. I have to do something. I know this is a bad time to start this, but I feel a sense of urgency based on my weight. Any suggestions or comments will be welcomed.