Hi and Welcome To The South Beach Diet

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Hi and Welcome To The South Beach Diet
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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 7:55pm
Hello,

I'm your Community Leader for the SBD. I'm so happy that this board is up

and ready to go. I want to make yourself at home and lets' get to know each other.

I'll start first...my name is Michelle,39 years old and I am married to a wonderful

man name Richard and 3 beautiful children. I have been on the SBD for 12 weeks and lost

29 lbs.

CL-michelle81663

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 9:36pm
So glad to finally see SBD boards here! I am 36 years old and married with two children. I've successfully tried WW and Atkins both but have gotten myself into a funk recently. I need to lose 30 pounds and am really looking for a lifestyle change. I don't feel fully vested in either a high carb/low fat diet or a low carb/ high fat diet. This definitely seems like a healthy middle ground. I have the book and am planning to begin wholeheartedly on 7/21. Looking forward to this boards for support.
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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 5:55pm
Michele, like everyone else, I want to say "thank you" for starting this board. I hope to gain a lot from it.

My name is Marcie, I'm in St. Louis. I have a beautiful 8 year old who thinks I'm "fine the way I am", but I do need to lose a few pounds.

My boyfriend and I started the diet this past week. I'm on day 4, he's on 3. Nice to have the support that close, but he makes me read the book and tell him what he can and can't eat ;-)

Good luck to all of you.

Marcie

I know how to stop craving chocolate, but how do I stop craving hot chicken wings?

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 1:48pm
Thanks, Michelle. :) This is such a friendly place to be. Thanks again for starting it.

Cathy

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 1:24pm
Wow!!! Cathy what an inspiration you are...:) I really believe that SBD will get the rest of the weight off. I too was on WW...I lost 18 lbs on it and gained 9 lbs back the lost 29 lbs ob SBD. It is very doable.

I'm so glad you are here...:)

cl-michelle81663

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 1:17pm
Thank you so much for starting this board!!

I'm Cathy, 43 years old, and the mother of a budding teen....talk about wanting to stress eat! LOL! I've lost over 100 pounds on Weight Watchers over the past 18 months, then haven't been able to drop an ounce since. I'm at 155 pounds now and want to get to at least 145 pounds, possibly 140, but I'll see once I get to 145. I've read the SBD book and will start in the morning.

Cathy

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 1:02pm
WElcome Courtney to SBD!!!

Courtney I too lost weight with WW..but I gaimed some not all back. I then was going to get back to WW,until I saw a promo that came in the mail. I thought finally a diet that will show me how to eat.

I lost 29 lbs in 12 weeks,I lost what I gained with WW and then some.

We look forward to seeing you post here...:)

cl-michelle81663

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 12:46pm
Hi Diane and Donna,

Welcome!! I'm so glad you here. I'll do my best to answer all your questions as best as I can. I'm still learning too,even though I'm in Phase 2.

cl-michelle81663

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 12:45pm
Hi all! I'm Courtney and I'm 28. I'm married and have a beautiful DD who will be 4 in September. I lost 40 lbs on WW a couple of years ago and kept it off pretty well until the last year. I gained 18 back and decided I better do something now before it get's out of control. For some reason, as well as I did on WW, I just could not get back into the swing of things. I'm hoping SBD will work well for me. I'm on day 5 of phase 1 and I'm down 3 lbs so far! Still have 30 to go!
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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 11:14am
Hi Everyone!

My name is Donna. I'll be 42 on Labor Day, and I live in Sacramento, CA.

I've lost 20lbs on Atkins since January, but I stalled about 6 weeks ago, so I've been trying to figure out if I should try another program.

I switched to SBD this Tuesday, July 15. I've had a nice loss, but I'll keep my lips sealed, since I have a BAD habit of weighing myself EVERY DAY. I'll post an update after two weeks.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Thanks, Michelle, for putting this board together!

Donna

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 11:03am
Hi my name is Diane, I am soon to be 41 on the 28th of July and thought that I would buy the SBD book as a birthday present to myself. I have around 100 pounds to lose and thought that this program seemed the most realistic to live with. I am going to get the book today and read it over the weekend. Looking forward to the journey.

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