I am 48 years old about 165lbs. 5'4" and want to lose 40-50 lbs. I am vegetarian and have been for a few years. Although I feel pretty healthy I have put on the lbs. I am going to give the rice diet a try. It consists of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Although I eat these things now I do like my snacks in the evening, so with support and motivation I am going to try to follow the rules of the diet to get rid of the fat. I also enjoy walking. I love to walk outside when the weather is not too cold. If I can't because it is too cold I do walk at the mall which feels good in the winter. There's a thread mill in the house that I haven't been on in a long time. I am planning on getting on today and just start moving!! Sometimes things just seem so hard to just start but once I do I will gain motivation. This seems like a good site and I hope to use it daily.