Well here I am again, my thought for weight loss using a total gym type machine to me would take more than 6 to 8 minutes. I guess I still stuck on more is better mindset. I have read some of these success stories how these guys and gals have lost weight using these machines but they don't specify what they did, whether they worked out 6 - 20 to 50 minutes a day, every day or every other day. Or if they work out every other day. what kind of nutrition program they followed if any. I'm a 52 year old male who really needs to get in shape after years of abuse, I'm 285 and 5'-10" tall. I have this machine and a gym membership but I am usually short on time. I just need some honest direction to follow. Like I said I started John Carleo's 6 to 8 minute program, but it doesn't seem like a long enough program. Although I am only on day 2 of the program. I'm sure there are others out there that have had success with these machine's and some type of workout routine. Some honest and constructive help would be greatly appreciated.