South Beach Diet - Let me re-introduce myself....
12-26-2006, 10:44 PM
:newyear: Hiya! Hope you have all had a great holiday season. For me it has been a blur and I have no one to blame but myself. I worked 12 hours in the ER yesterday and it was soooo busy, I forgot it was even Christmas. Too sad. I love Christmas.
Anyway, I say "re-introduce" myself, because I've been absent from the beach for way too long! About 3 years ago I was introduced to South Beach and had amazing results. 53 pounds in about 7 months. Pretty proud of that and I think I looked pretty amazing. I worked hard at it until about 6 months ago when I basically disappeared from the beach. It the process I've gained nearly half of my loss back. :(
Well, I'm not even waiting for January 1st. I'm starting right now! I had blood work done last week and it was scary. 3 years ago I had a series of labs drawn to see the positive changes that were happening to my vessels as well as my size. It was pretty impressive. Well, last weeks labs were bad.
Anyway, I'm back! There are many familiar "faces" but a ton of new ones. Hi to all, the beach is the best.
I'm one semester away from finishing my bachelor's degree. Will be done in April. I'm contemplating going on for a Masters so I can teach at the University near my home. I think I would like that. I'm tired of working holidays and weekends. I think I'm ready for a more normal life.
Anyway, enough blabber. Happy New Year everyone and happy new beginnings!!!!!:coolsnow: :newyear:
12-27-2006, 01:39 AM
Welcome back! :welcome: I just reappeared today myself. I have started over so many times that this time I decided to start over, do something, then come back.
I am down 19 lbs and I know you will have success this time too. Here is some :dust: :dust: :dust: for both of us.
12-27-2006, 07:27 AM
Welcome back RNMOM, I am just coming back myself. Although I am not starting til the new year. Its nice to be back. Take care and good luck you will be back to goal weight in no time.
12-27-2006, 07:30 AM
I am so glad to see you sweeties back on the Beach. You've been missed!
12-27-2006, 09:15 AM
Welcome back! I've never left but I need to make a promise to myself to stay OP more. I did great in November and have gained this month.
12-27-2006, 10:15 AM
Welcome Back! I'm a newbie here, so I look forward to getting to know you better. I've been posting for a while, but have definitely fallen off track SB-wise. It's time to refocus and make changes! We can do this!!
12-27-2006, 09:27 PM
:hug: Welcome back, RNMom! I've missed you and have been looking for you to come back! I've been so off the Beach these last few weeks, it isn't even funny, but I plan to start back right after the New Year. It looks like we're going to have lots of company!
I have to get myself refocused as well..... let's make 2007 our year!!!!!!!!!!
12-28-2006, 08:35 AM
Hey! Welcome back RNMom!!!! And of course Bunna and Little Chick. I'm in and out so often, it's insane. Glad to see you all back!!! Hopefully we can all stick to our plans now. :D
12-30-2006, 12:41 PM
Can I come back as well? LOL I haven't been here in almost a year!!!! But I need you guys and I need to back on track! :) Please ignore my signature data it's all wrong!
01-01-2007, 12:01 PM
:carrot: Hey, I want in also. I don't know how long it's been, but too long!
My DH and I had a conversation about this yesterday and oh, how I hate to say this: I'm gung ho to begin the new year right this year. It seems I always try to do something, but my age and my appearance and my health is all going down, down, except my age, of course. LOL. So I want to rejoin and get in the groove with the rest of you.
As of 1/1/07 SW: 259.5
01-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Welcome back, Lolow. I'm having trouble reducing my age also! :lol:
01-03-2007, 03:39 PM
Welcome backs are out in force! I need one too! While I won't be completely on South Beach, I am taking what I know from it and making it work for me.
So far, so good too :) Hi to all the new faces and the not so new ones ;)
01-03-2007, 05:28 PM
Nice to see you back, Jenne, along with other lost sheep or are they Beach Bunnies? :lol:
01-03-2007, 08:44 PM
Welcome back friends. I am fairly new to South Beach (started the last week in Oct.)
I know what it is like going to school I too am finishing my bachelor's degree. I have about a year and one half to go if I stay on coarse.
01-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Well, this looked like a good place to jump back in. So, hi everyone!
Actually I have been sticking with South Beach for the most part since last February and the scale has been slowly going down. For the first time today I actually weighed in at 199.8; I'm not changing my weight tracker until it is a solid 199 but that was an exciting development.
I haven't been checking in on the board simply because my life has been too busy. But, I remain motivated and committed to this new lifestyle and I am so glad to see so many of you still hangin' in there. I am going to try to come back more often. This community is truly inspiring!
01-06-2007, 11:14 AM
Nice to see you back, Birdlady. Good work on getting into ONEderland! Save me a space, OK?