I started working out in December and had some one help me learn to use the weight machines. I have been trying to watch how many calories I eat. I have oats and fruit for breakfast, piece of fruit for snack, weight watchers frozen lunch, another piece of fruit and then supper is usually meat or fish with vegetable, starch and sometimes a small salad, evening snack something that is usually sugar free. I do my whole body 3x a week with 1x pilates. I was doing the weights for 30 minutes and then treadmill. I am going to start doing at least 45mins of the weights because I can always do the treadmill at home. I do the treadmill at home 6 days and weights at the gym. I have been trying to stay at about 1200 calories to lose some weight. At 5' it is very hard to keep the weight down but I really work hard at it but can not lose.