A year ago (May 2005) I started South Beach and lost about five pounds, then my grandpa died very suddenly (suffered a stroke while at my house installing a water heater). I totally got off track and focused entirely on taking care of my grandma and mom, who took it really hard.
Next month, I found out I was pregnant
, great news since we'd been TTC for over a year. I had terrible morning/noon/night sickness and ate whatever sounded good, then later just didn't really follow any particular plan. I did manage to make it through the pregnancy only gaining 20 pounds. I delivered a healthy baby boy in February. I got down to 215.5 lbs, 3 lbs above my prepregnancy weight, right away. But now it's crept back up to 218.
I'm nursing part-time but know that my calorie needs for the 12-15 oz of milk I'm making per day aren't that great and I need to start exercising. And I like SB and know it's a healthy way of eating, so I'm going to start it again later this week. I need a couple of days to inventory my kitchen, make a good shopping list, and go into it prepared. I don't want to end up living off cheese sticks and turkey. :P
So anyway... just wanted to say hello and let you know I'll be jumping right in here! I've been posting in the Pregnant/Nursing forum for a while now.