I'm glad you found my message--I'm new at navigating these kinds of boards. I'm from the other side of Tampa, almost in Oldsmar. I've been here for 15 years now. I'm an RN, work night shift, married, 2 teenagers.
I started sbd on 2/7. Four years ago I lost 60 pounds on LA weightloss and got down to a size 6
No exercising, I must admit. I've slowly gained back half of that weight, a good deal of it since the holidays. I wanted a plan that I could stay on for life, and this is really the healthiest eating plan out there, as well as being very do-able. Lots of heart disease in my family, my cholesterol and triglycerides sky high, etc. So even though I know I won't lose as fast as LA (six months, 60 lbs), I'll be able to keep it off, I hope, by staying on Phase 3 when I'm skinny.
We should start a mini Tampa group on here!