No offence taken. None at all
I'm just concerned 'coz the last time I was on Rippetoe, my waist shot-up and the same thing, I'm afraid, might happen this time around. I come from a family full of obese people and till now I've managed to stay away from that. So I just don't want to make the same mistakes again.
My protein intake is with the 1.5-2lbs range, I think I'll cut my carb intake a bit. I've already increased my cardio from 40 to 60 mins (2x week).
Thanks again. I really appreciate it.