I've decided to get healthy. I went to the doctor and all my blood levels are between good and bad, meaning everything is a bit higher than it should be but not high enough to go on meds. ANYWAY, I need to eat better and exercise. 25 years old, 5 foot 9 inches, 230lbs. I'd like to lose 15 - 20 lbs by the end of January, so...6-8 weeks. Up until this week I smoked 10-15 cigs a day, ate 3 LARGE meals a day with really no regard for what I ate and did little to no physical activity. I have now been without a cig for 48 hours and have no desire for any more. I am eating 2 meals a day; a decent sized salad with eggs and lite ranch for lunch, and full sized meat/pasta+veggies dinner. I snack in between but nothing more than a snickers or a sandwich. I am "running" on a elliptical for 45min a night. Questions, comments, wise remarks?