Hi, this seems to be the only active South Beach forum that you don't get billed for...lol. Thought I would stop in for some support now and then - and to give support.
I've spent a year trying weight watchers, self-hypnosis, the non-dieting approach and with zero results. Went to visit my parents in Florida and my mom, who has always sworn by the South Beach Diet, again suggested it. Well, I had time on my hands, so I read the book and made a new resolve.
I began phase one the day after I returned home on 6/25. I did pretty well but had a REALLY hard time with breakfast. I'm typically a toast kinda girl in the morning and the eggs thing was just making me sick. I ended phase one early at 10 days and 4.5 pounds lighter.
On to phase 2 and loving it sooooo much more. I'm happy with 1/2 to 1 pound loss a week, slow and steady is better than no loss at all.
I have about 20 pounds to go to be really, really happy and if I go below that, well, that's just gravy.
Glad to meet you all!