I figured I would introduce myself. My girlfriend and I are trying to loose about 80 pounds each. I am 280, striving for 200. I spent years working an office job, thats what probably contributed to me putting on the pounds. I recently got hired as a career Fire Fighter about 2 years ago. I can do the job, pass the PT test, but I am sucking wind compared to the other guys. I want to try and be the lean mean fire fighting machine (cliche'd i know) that I was 6 years ago in the Academy. I thought I would join here along with my girlfriend, diesel2011 to help each other along. Thanks.