Hello from Dallas, Texas! I'm glad to find you and to get plugged in. I'm 60 (hard for me to admit it!) and work in the security field. I'm a veteran of the US Air Force, having served as both an enlisted member and an officer. When I was enlisted, I was stationed in Washington, D.C. and served in the Presidential Honor Guard. Very little weight gain was tolerated...and so, I started running then, in 1979. And ran consistently for 20 years. I primarily ate salads, pasta, and chicken, but also enjoyed all kinds of fruit. Then one day, I stopped running and proceeded to gain about 100 pounds. A couple of years ago, I changed to a plant-based diet and lost about 60 pounds (and I started running again). I was alone in this effort and copped out; I started eating a very poor diet and again gained that weight back. But now I have a granddaughter! Talk about precious! And I want to stay around to see her grow up...and so on April 6 of this year I goaled myself to loose 60 pounds in 6 months, when I would celebrate my 60th birthday. And I became vegan...once again. Three days before turning 60, I achieved my goal of losing 60 pounds! I'm now down around 70 pounds and run 30-35 miles per week. Again, I'm very glad to be here and look forward to learning from and with you.