Appreciate the sincerity, friend. I sympathize with the weight loss struggles. Been pretty big since I was a little kid. Just American things. Ate garbage and played XBOX all day, big shock I ended up like I am. Lost about sixty pounds myself about a year ago, and then stagnated, and have put 20 back on in recent months. I really, really need to get back on track. The feeling of physical freedom I experience when I was at my slimmest was something else. I want to feel that way again. Let's all do our best. I'm attending university at the moment, majoring in English, minoring in classics (Latin language stuff, primarily). Probably not going to end up going to grad school, because of money and all. Going to become a schoolteacher. Hated public school myself, barely made my way through, in my mind because of the way I was taught. Every piece of information was kind of a "floating point." I didn't understand why I was being asked to do anything, so I felt no motivation to do anything. I want to help kids understand the history and human significance of communication and of letters. What is literacy? What does it mean to be a literate person? What does it mean to be an illiterate person? Etc.