I am in Manchester, MD and my cardiologist in Westminster recommended I do Ideal Protein as I am at 300 lbs. I am 68 and have tried many diets over the years to only gain back and more. I "know" what I should do, but am concerned with failure again. Needed a few questions answered....Which clinic to you attend in my area? With the plan do you set your own goal or do they set one for you? Are you contractually locked in at that goal weight? With the cost to do the clinic (which I think I need the counseling) if there is problems healthwise I don't want to be penalized if I were to have to quit. Thanks for any assistance Carroll Countians!