It's been atleast a year since I have been on this board. I am back doing phase 1. I am going to combine SB with WW. I have had the best success with a combo of these two plans. I have fallen off both the SB and WW wagon.
The next part could be too much information, but it explains my coming back to phase 1.
A little about my past few months. The past few months have been very stressful. we moved to TN from south AL and bought a house and a month and a half later my hubby deployed and this is stressful but I have been through 2 other deployments and a year apart while he was in Korea. Being alone doesn't bother me. This time is a bit harder because he is in Afghanistan this time. He is retiring as soon as he gets back so this keeps me going.
The most stressful thing is my son was diagnosed with crohn's disease and he is nine years old. FOr the month of march he vomited/diarrhea almost every single day in that month. After numerous doctor visits and er visits and being told umpteen million times it is a virus and it will pass we finally got to see an AWESOME pediatric GI doctor who with in a day of seeing her she performed an upper GI and colonoscopy on son and found that his insides were really really inflammed. He is doing better now on medications. We have to watch what he eats and his reactions to foods. We figured out that beans cause him pain. High fiber foods are usually foods that cause crohn's patients problems. At this point his diet isn't restricted, but we have to watch what he eats and record his reactions.
The reason I decided to restart phase 1 for me is after thinking about my weight and the issues I have with controlling portions and such. I reallized that I lost weight the best and kept it off when I ate the southbeach way with ww points. I know there were some other beachers at one time applying both of these diets to their way of eating.
Today is day 1 of a clean phase 1 for me.