What would be a decent plan to achieve my goals of losing around 10-15 pounds (get around 200 or more preferable 195 pounds) and gaining strength while also starting my martial arts training (intro to Muay Thai and/or BJJ and/or Karate). I am a 25 year old male, 209 lbs and was a multiple sport varsity athlete in high school. I have not worked out for about 1 1/2 months but do have a local gym membership. Right now I am the heaviest I have ever been, and in fact was around 165-170 in high school. What worries me is I continue to gain weight whenever I weigh myself. I take 2 meds (mood stabilizers seroquel and zyprexa) that cause weight gain. Weight loss is more important to me than strength gain. Should I just crank out cardio 4 times a week, and eat mostly protein? I would like to be under 200lbs by the end of October 11/1/2010 and optimally 195lbs by the end of the year ...I think a very reasonable goal. THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!