I'm also a MOWF, and I'm on my 3rd week of working off the South Beach Diet. I have a lot more weight to lose (I try not to think about how much) But I've lost 13 lbs so far! I'm also from Washington, so I figured I'd say hi
I also am doing this for my health, I don't have any health problems yet but I'm young (27) and I'm pretty sure it won't be that way forever. Especially since I've been carying this extra weight for 8 years
But you're definitely on the right track! Good job on the 1st week though, keep it up! My biggest problem is fitting in excercise, still trying to work that one in.