South Beach Diet - Fell off the beach, came back with fibromyalgia :/.

07-21-2013, 03:49 AM
Hey all, as some of you might know I have lupus.
I just moved from the midwest to the northwest USA, and I had a death in the family, overall traumatic experience.

Long story short, I fell off the diet, had to go through phase 1 again to lose the excess weight and I am now at my lowest weight I have ever been.
I am really happy about my accomplishments, the less heavy I get the easier it gets to deal with the fibromyalgia I have now been diagnosed with on top of the lupus.

I have crazy depressive episodes, but I am seeing someone for them, I just wanted to tell you all, how helpful this forum has been, even if I haven't been posting much and I haven't been back for a while, I still want to say that.
I am still on the lookout for recipes and for other chicks who have autoimmune diseases to tell them it IS possible to lose weight even if you can't exercise.

I am now able to walk around 20 min everyday or every other day, and it helps sooo much, specially the endorphins, they make me happier :).

On the whole progress, I am realizing that sometimes I don't want veggies with my meal, so I will eat berries instead with protein and that usually gets me over the hump.
I have been at this for longer than I thought possible, and I have lost so much weight that I honestly don't recognize myself at times when I look at pictures. I am still overweight and still working to lose more.

I hope to be more active in the forums as well :).

07-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Welcome back and congrats on your weightloss!

07-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Welcome back, Lupus, and congratulations on all your accomplishments!

07-21-2013, 09:10 AM
Wow, what an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing, and hope you chirp in often :D.

07-21-2013, 08:03 PM
Wow, you are an inspiration Lupus!
I like the idea of using fruit once in a while instead of veggies.
I have to keep that in mind!

07-21-2013, 08:14 PM
Welcome back!

07-21-2013, 10:49 PM
:welcome: back.

Your post made me :) I am glad that you are back - post often!

07-22-2013, 02:28 PM
You are doing fantastic, keep up the great work :)

07-27-2013, 11:53 PM
Thanks all!

I figure, when you are sick of veggies just try that for one meal and usually the next time I want veggies again :), just can't overdo it! Lol.