Here's the start of my journal. I'm 24. Never been in good shape in my life. I hope to turn that around. I've been working out for about 9 weeks now. I haven't kept any measurements or even weighed myself as I didn't want to set myself up for feeling failure. Starting next week I'm planning on starting a real schedule of what I'm doing at the gym and keeping measurements. The previous 9 weeks I considered to be a test trial to see if I was truly committed. I also quit smoking (cold) and I have managed to cut almost all of the really terrible foods from my diet. Just by looking in the mirror I can tell that body fat has significantly decreased and I feel much better. The attached picture shows where I was when I started.