Cindy! Congratulations on going smoke free, that is one of the best things you could have done for your health and the others around you!! Well done!! You have a lock on the fitness alright!! Woohoo, way to go! I love kickboxing too! I would love to try Zumba but don't have anything around here. What you need to get using is the Nutrition Tracker. Weigh and measure your food. Getting to know the calories in the things you eat and staying in your calorie range is needed to lose weight. It was a real education to me. You get to eat normal food, and can even treat yourself. What you must learn is portion control and healthier substitutions. You especially need alternatives to the sweets. Fresh strawberries in dessert yogurt are to die for. Fruits are really coming in now and they are wonderful! Sparks has all kinds of recipes to make low cal but delicious desserts. The one thing you can do for yourself is to make sure there are no bad temptations around the house. By not buying and bringing them in, you can stay off them. You must eat balanced meals, with enough protein at each meal (at least 15g to ward off the growlies) Also you must make sure you are properly hydrated before, after and during your workouts. Sometimes hunger is just thirst in disguise. Most people don't get enough water in their day. Eight glasses is the minimum. With a heavy workout, you need more. I wish you all the best with your goal!