Based on a conversation with Tsing Tao, I decided to get up off my ass and actively start working out and improving my diet by shunning “Convenience” foods. I will start a initial phase tonight by fasting 24 hours and completing a fifteen mile hike to get my glycogen levels down. Thereafter, my diet will be vegan only, with proteins provided by nuts, beans, and spinach. No meat, eggs, or dairy allowed. My exercise will consist of a minimum 500 calories burned per day. While there will be no calorie restrictions to my diet, I will be limiting the amount of nuts and bean I may eat. Starches will be mostly avoided with an allowance of long grained rice to go with my beans for social considerations. I will report my weight, mood, and energy levels weekly and also have ideas of getting blood tests done monthly for documentation. The objective for this effort is to improve my appearance and energy levels and to prove a point to Tsing Tao that plant based carbohydrate diets are beneficial for weight loss.