In late June, my brother-in-law, an MD, had a frank talk with me. Lose weight or risk serious health problems down the road. He wanted to start me on a drug regimen, but I asked him to give me a chance on my own. I'm 55, and work in an office. My daughter told me about an app, myfitnesspal. I had no idea I was eating so poorly. I'm am averaging 40+ minutes a day on a bike, at least 5 days and sometimes 6 days a week. I first had to force myself to get up, but now, with the results, I know how important it is to do it. On the weekends I'll do yard work (which I hate), which burns extra calories. I also watch what I eat. The app keeps track of both calories burned and calories consumed. The results, 30 pounds lost (about 12%) and over three inches lost in my girth. As hokey as it may sound, I am convinced that it's diet and exercise.