Yes, I think Barb's an inspiration too!
We have lots of inspiring chicks here.
I started SBD on April 26, 2004. I lost 28 pounds during my two weeks of Phase 1. That's crazy, I know...but it's true. I had been eating anything and everything I wanted for over three years...I probably ate anywhere from 20-35 servings of bad carbs/sugars a day!
I didn't cheat at all in P1 and I ate only at home until my 12th day, when we had dinner at Ruby Tuesday. I also weighed 328...so being very heavy played into a large weight loss, too.
By the following December, I had lost 96 pounds. I reached ONEderland in the fall of 2005 (I think?) and have been pretty much holding steady in the 190s ever since. The closer you get to goal, the harder it is to lose! But I LOVE this way of eating and will be doing it for life, so I don't let the last 15-20 pounds get me down. It'll happen!