muchidna, I would consider myself overweight. I have a very slow metabolism from all the yoyo dieting I was doing before deciding that weightlifting and muscle was best. Within the last few months, I lost about 20lbs, but then life happened... gained 5+ and haven't been able to get back on track. I'm trying hard to get myself psyched. Before the life events, I was doing a program called ChaLean Extreme. I saw myself getting stronger and gaining muscle, but haven't notice much in the weight aspect (I tried very hard not to look at the scale). As I added more weight, I noticed more low back pain so I would have to rest for longer periods to recoup. I'm the type of person that needs to see changes to stay motivated. That's why I asked for a faster method. I think my problem is mostly on the nutrition side. I have a hard time staying on a strict diet. I try to be "healthy" but bread and rice taste so good! Thanks again for your input!