I got till February before I do my Corrections Officer Physical Exam with the California Department of Corrections and i'm planning to have dropped at least 15 lbs by then with improved cardio. I'm on the tread mill 4 times a week for 45 minutes.15 minute warm up walk, 15 minute jog, 15 minute cool down walk. I do 120 (12 sets of 10) sit ups a day, 30 regular crunches, 60 side (30 each side) crunches, and 30 leg lift crunches. I also do 150 push ups a day. I'll be starting Muay Thai again sometime in January so once I do, no more tread mill for me. Muay Thai is enough cardio for me. OK, i'm not looking to go on an actual diet. I'm just trying to cut out things that I could do without like soda, eating before I go to bed, ect... However, I am also looking for healthier options for lunch and occasionally for dinner. I eat the worst for lunch since i'm busy while i'm at work and the only thing I have time for is fast food. My goal is to lose weight naturally so-to-speak. I'm just gonna let the lbs shed themselves through Muay Thai instead of trying to go all out with workouts and a full blown diet. I started making turkey breast sandwiches on wheat with mustard only for lunch but i'm really starting to get tired of it. I'm looking for more variety that's quick and easy to make and actually taste decent. I tried the Healthy Choice soups from Cambell's and god they are gross. I actually felt naucious(sp?) after eating a can of Clam Chowder. So does anyone got some good lunch ideas or maybe a link to a website I could check out? Also, i'm finding it very hard to wash down my food with water, juice, or iced tea. It's like I need a carbonated drink which allows me to burp so I don't feel bloated after i'm done eating. Any suggestions on other drinks I should try with my meals?