What better starting number than the first day of the first month? As a 62 year old , 5'11" and 247 lbs (180 cm and 112 Kg) male, it seems like a good time to assert a modicum on control to get down to 95 Kg by my 63rd birthday just before July. I've always tended to stocky and found myself at 273 lbs (124 Kg) a couple years back. I've got a very recent clean medical bill of health and have often had physically demanding jobs until a more sedentary stint in management and IT over the past 20 years. My wife tends to over indulge me and that is one place some I need to exert some restraint. I grew up in a household where clearing your plate was expected and it seems I still need to finish growing up. The numbers game involves resting heart rate, blood pressure, heart rate recovery, HRV (heart rate variability), scales and planned cardio with a heart rate monitor as well as some calisthenics and weights. The starting plan is 10 sit-ups, 5 push-ups, 30 minutes of cardio broken into 10 minutes of rowing, stationary bike and elliptical followed by another set of sit-ups and push-ups and then 5 dumbbell curl to press up with each arm. I'm using a Garmin Vivoactive with heart rate monitor strap and have completed two days. The muscles of my belly are sore from the few sit-ups and push-ups of the first two days. I plan on 6 days/week with a gradual escalation. If my HRV reading goes below 4 (of 10), I'll take that as my day off and I will reduce intensity on any other days in that week should that reading be below 4. It's been -30 C for a spell and outdoor activity has been curtailed. My spouse recently slipped on ice on a nearby walk so planned skating hasn't happened. We finished the last of the eggnog and cheesecake today so that has taken care of itself. Basic numbers (monthly): Chest 48.5", Waist 45", Hips 47", Biceps 15.5", Calves 17.5", Thighs 25" Jan 1: I slept poorly New Year's eve so my BP was a bit higher: 127/88 HR 62, 112 Kg. HRV was 8 so good to go. Rower: 2385 metres in 10 minutes, 2:06 500 metre rate. Stationary bike: 10 minutes 3 degree incline, middle front chain ring to 6th of 10 gears rear cog. Metronome set to 77 revolutions per minute. The bike reports 300 watts - 195 calories and 2.6 Km distance. It exaggerates calories and watts. Elliptical: 10 minutes resistance 5 of 10, minimal incline (the adjustment motor is broken), metronome set to 65. It reports 214 calories and 660 metres distance. Push-ups and sit-ups as planned and the dumbbells weighed 35 lbs each The 30 minute heart rate graph shows the bike to be the least and the elliptical the most demanding. Average heart rate was 149 with a peak of 173. Two minute heart rate recovery was 59. All the exercise is steady state. Sprints won't be happening for a while. The Garmin app reports a total of 391 calories consumed by the cardio. Jan 2: Better sleep and BP 116/78 HR 64, 112.5 Kg, HRV 6, which isn't optimal but good to go. Same workout exactly except I managed 2482 meters on the rower at a rate of 2:01 per 500 metres resulted in a maximum heart rate of 162 with a 143 average over the 30 minutes. The app reported a total of 368 calories with a heart rate recovery of 57. For those who might think the heart rates are high for cardio, I hit 183 last summer biking some hills and have been told that's not of concern.