South Beach Diet - Hi Ya'll!! New to South Beach and 3FC!!!

04-15-2009, 05:34 PM
:) Hi ya'll! My name is Monica. I started South Beach for the first time ever 5 days ago. I have already lost 6 pounds!! WOOT! WOOT!! I am so super motivated this time! 6 years ago, after I had my first child I went on Atkins and lost 60 pounds in 4 months. I was so motivated, excited, and dedicated. After the big loss... my weight fluctuated a little. THEN... I GOT PREGNANT with my son (4 years ago). I put on 50 pounds with that pregnancy, and I did not lose a whole lot after all was said and done. :( In fact, right now I weigh only 12 pounds less than when I was 9 months prego with my first child. OUCH!!:mad:
Anyways... since my first weight loss success after I had my daughter, I never was able to harness that motivation. I would go back on atkins.. lose 10 pounds... and that would be it. Then, of course after a month I would gain it all back.
I am planning my first (10 year) high school reunion which is in October 2009. Maybe this is my motivation? I also have a diet buddy which I think so far (only after a week) has been the best idea EVER!! And, of course I am trying to get my mom and grandmother on this diet as well. This is so much easier than Atkins, and SO MUCH HEALTHIER!!!!!
I am so happy to have found 3FC, I have only been a member on here for a couple days and I think this is an awesome website!! All of you girls are so kind and motivational for eachother and I would like to be apart of it!! ;)
SO, on Friday, April 10 I weighed in at 151. My end goal is 105. I weighed in yesterday at 145. ONLY 40 more pounds to go! *sigh* I NEED ALL THE MOTIVATION I CAN GET! I really want/need this!!! I want my confidence back again! I want to feel GOOD in my skin.:carrot::carrot:

can't wait to get to know all of you,


04-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Welcome to South Beach, Monica. This way of eating is one of the best things that has ever happened to me! Good Luck! :welcome2:

04-15-2009, 08:15 PM
:welcome: to The Beach, Monica! Congratulations on your fantastic success so far, and I'm sure that with your determination and positive outlook, you'll be celebrating your goal in time for your reunion! :)

Please join in on our current Phase 1 thread, and we hope to see you in our daily chat, too. We look forward to getting to know you!

losin it for good
04-15-2009, 08:26 PM
Hi Monica,

I'm new to SBD too! This spoke to me: "I never was able to harness that motivation"....I know - me either! But now new motivation has fallen upon us and we are going to make it! :carrot:

Good Luck!

04-15-2009, 09:19 PM
:welcome: Monica and Losin It!!! There are some very good recipes on the site to help you through your journey! And we're here when you need the motivation.

04-16-2009, 10:24 AM
:welcome3: to Monica and Losin' it!

Monica, feeling good in your own skin is a very worthy goal! I agree that SBD is a very healthy option and think having a diet buddy is an inspired idea! :)

Losin' It, please post a new thread and introduce yourself, so everyone can welcome you personally! :D

04-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Awwww!!!!! Thanks LADIES!!!!

04-16-2009, 07:37 PM
Welcome Monica!

04-16-2009, 07:40 PM