Hope i don't get flamed here from all the current competitors... But, i thought i would see if there are any PRIOR competitors, that, for whatever reason(s), have decided that it's not worth it for you anymore? all the headaches of measuring your food, etc, and everything that goes along with it? I have only done 3 shows (not a whole lot, i know), but my current career doesn't allow me the flexibility and time required to compete anymore. In addition, I just don't like my life when diet/training is the CENTER of it....I find i took time and money away from other things in my life that really needed it . I still train and do cardio every day that I am home, and i try and do cardio on the days i travel....but i don't kill myself over it. I am working on not stressing about eating out at restaurants (i am gone so much that restaurant eating is 3 times a day) but i bring shakes for the other mid-meals. I am heavier than i used to be, obviously, but I now enjoy the gym and also am glad that i can eat and have some wine when i want to! Just thought that there are a lot of good sources of information sharing here on this forum and thought this would create some good discussion.