in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention with a minor
in Exercise Science
. First things first, don't take hydroxycut (or anything else of that nature) it is ****. It will mess up your metabolism, and yes, most likely, you will gain weight once you stop taking it. Also, since it sounds like you've had some musculoskeltal issues, I would consult with your dr. first and get cleared for exercise.
As far as exercise goes, the first step is always the hardest.