After 5 1/2 months of Atkins dieting.. with some cheating for sanity, 5 miles of running/hiking, and 2 hours in the gym(the last 2 months only) 5-6 times a week... I have finally hit the sub 200 pound level. I got on the scale this morning and did a doubletake because it said 199.6. I only thought the scale did measures on a .5 pound system... but apparently that was only for the 200+ realm. Seeing a .2 scale measurement threw me off. That was my third 'pipe dream' goal that I thought I would never reach inside of a year and a half... but there it is... and in rather speedy form to boot at about 3.5 pounds a week. Almost too unhealthily fast I must say. Now I need a new goal. I don't know wether to base it on body measurement, sculpting, raw weight, or clothes size. When I started, I weighed in the high 270 range. I was a XXXL pushing close to a 4XL. Just yesterday I bought my first L shirt. I guess that would roughly translate to about 16 inches lost across the chest and 19 across the gut. I've also lost a good 3-4 inches in the neck and god knows how much off of each leg. I don't recognize myself anymore. I've already gone from not having any clothes to wear, to breaking out all of my mothballed clothes that didn't fit anymore, to putting those clothes back into the box because they are now too large. Now I seriously have no clothes to wear and don't want to get into buying too many as I still have another 25~ pounds to go before I am lean and mean. I can't wait to buy a pair of 'painted on' jeans. Strangely enough, I feel fatter now at 200 than I did when I weighed 300. For reference, I haven't been sub 200 since I was probably 11~ years old.