South Beach Diet - New Here

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02-28-2007, 12:17 PM
Good Morning, I am new here. My story is the same as a lot of yours. I have put 65 lbs. on since last May. It's way past time to get a hold on this weight. It is starting to take a toll on my health and my daily outlook on life.
My first mini goal would be to get back into some of my size 18 jeans!! That would be great. I am in 24's now and they are starting to get tight! Great to be here!!!!!!!:)

02-28-2007, 01:19 PM
:welcome3: Sue!

Glad to have you with us!

May I suggest that you make your first mini goal a little bit smaller? The gaps between sizes when you get past 16 are much bigger than the smaller sizes. Where you can lose 10 pounds and drop a size in the smaller sizes, it sometimes took me 20-40 pounds to drop a size in the 20s. It might happen super-fast, but maybe you can make your first goal to get to size 20? :D That way you won't feel sad if it takes a long time...but you'll be pleasantly surprised if you make it to 18 before you expected! ;)

What will you do to reward yourself when you get to your goal? :hug:

03-01-2007, 12:15 AM
Laurie, thanks for the advice. That makes sense. You have lost a ton of weight!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!!:carrot:

03-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Hello! I'm new too!!!

If you really need to vent about phase 1...I'm right there too =) Congratulations on taking the first step towards health!

03-02-2007, 11:59 PM
Welcome! You'll find that little extra boost here ready and waiting for you!