Thomas, I had some time to really read through your recommendations and sample menu…and it’s awesome work! Thank you so much for taking the time to analyze my intake, food preferences and weight loss goal to come up with the plan. I found your recommendations helpful and I really like how you incorporated many of the foods that I enjoy. Recording my intake in mydailyplate.com also helps because it adds discipline and accountability to the process. By the way, I now love almond butter. Yummy. I’ve already lost 4 pounds and my energy level feels great. The racing went ok this weekend. I struggled on the River Falls hill each lap, but still finished. Donaldson went better on Sunday despite the wind (came in 16th) Anyhow, I really just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for all your help getting me started. I’m really motivated, seeing food differently and already feeling stronger.