Thanks for the quick reply...
My measurements are: chest-36, waist-28, hips-38, thigh-22.5, calf-14, wrist-6 (if that helps gauge my build). I'm fairly soft everywhere, especially my stomach and arms. I've been up to 175 before and been as low as 117 (I admit that I was semi-anorexic then), so my weight has been an issue with me for years. My body seems to maintain 140-145 easily, when I'm eating normally and not excercising at all. It stays about like that when I excercise too, but I look better when I workout, even though my weight doesn't really change. What I've started doing is cardio on Mondays, Wednesdays and one day on the weekends. I'll do 30 min on the elliptical, alternating from low to moderate/high resistance as well as the alternating the grade and going backward for 10 minutes or so sometimes. I usually do the treadmill next for 30 minutes, mostly uphill walking alternating at different grades from 5-10. I rarely run, but I keep my heart rate over 150 for most of the hour, because my pace is brisk and I use moderate resistance. Sometimes I do the bike for 30 min instead of the treadmill, doing it the same way as I do the other machines. I usually burn (if you can go by what the machines say) 450-550 calories per workout. I do weights on Tuesday, Thursday and one weekend day, and I only use 5 pound weights, because I am just starting back on them and my main goal is to tone the muscles and to feel better (I have shoulder and back pain when I'm out of shape). I would say my weight lifting would be considered pretty light, but my muscles are fairly firm underneath the "padding" and I can start seeing a difference early on after I start lifting again. I don't know if I'm giving you the info you need to be able to help me out, but what I want is to get my measurements down by a significant percentage, like chest-34, waist-25, hips-35, thighs-19. I'd like to actually build my calves a little more because I have big knees and I want a more proportioned look. Anyway, sorry for the length of this post. I would really really appreciate any advice you guys can give me! I have two months to look awesome in a swimsuit.