A little about me. I am 34 yrs old 6’2" and have lifted on and off since high school. I have battled with my weight for as long as I can remember. As of Jan 2011 I weighed 390lbs, I am currently 270lbs. I the last year I started really watching my diet and exercising regularly (5 - 6) times a week, a combination of cardio (elliptical and running) and lifting (all compound lifts). I have ran/walked a half marathon in Oct with my wife and am doing another on my own in April, I am shooting for a sub 2hr goal. After I complete the race in April my long term goal is to focus on getting stronger and packing on muscle while trying to shed the last remaining fat from my body.
I workout at the local YMCA and have access to everything but Olympic Platform and bumper plates. I am feeling a little overwhelmed with what workout to do and how calories I should be eating daily. I usually try to stay between 2200 to 2500 daily. I know my protein take is not as high as it should be but I am working on that. My wife and I just recently went Gluten Free and I have seen tremendous benefits from it. Any suggestions on caloric intake and workout routine would be greatly appreciated.