cherryblossommj

Start Weight:(13 Aug 15) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Aug 15) 188.8 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: cherryblossommj's own diet
performance: losing 2.5 lb a week

Early 20's, newly married (May 2006), college graduate, desire to be a SAHM, if I can get pregnant. I have always struggled with my weight I've thought. Through out high school I was a size 12 and always thought that was too big and hated it. Now I look back on those pictures and miss being so skinny. Now I'm a tight size 16, and I have no idea where the weight came from. Many ideas put forward have been stress, hormones, and the like. Six months before my wedding I gained a good 50 lbs, we think it was related to taking Isocort, a medicine from a naturopath that was to raise my Cortisol levels to aid in relieve depression... But, we are not sure. Other than that I have never drastically changed my diet, I do not eat when I'm stressed, I eat well (I could eat better). I hardly ever have soda, or white sugar, or candy. I joined Curves and did their 6 week challenge and exercised straight three days a week from November 2006-June 2007 and gained 10 lbs, and many inches, and never lost a thing. Nobody could make heads or tails of it. My husband and I keep thinking back to when I lived in this one apartment and I was probably my healthy skinniest, a size 10-12, sometimes 14. It was my first apartment on my own, I finally had my kitty living with me again, I was kinda on the SBD, and otherwise I ate Kraft Maccaroni all the time, and drank V8, and tea. So... now after no luck with Jordan Rubin, or Bob Greene, or Gary Heavin, I'm going to go back to Arthur and see if his ideas really did help back then and if they can help now. Although, lately I keep seeing friends of mine that I've known to do WW, be really skinny lately, so maybe I should look there...

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posted 13 Oct 2008, 16:55
new sbd book


Back in 2003, when the SBD first came out, I was a freshman in college and terrified of the "freshman 15". My mom bought me the first The South Beach Diet and my freshman 15 was a negative 15. Through out college, I remember thinking that I was overweight, but looking back at those pictures, I truly miss how skinny I was! Through different doctors and vitamins and pills and such I got to a point where I gained a rapid and un...more Back in 2003, when the SBD first came out, I was a freshman in college and terrified of the "freshman 15". My mom bought me the first The South Beach Diet and my freshman 15 was a negative 15. Through out college, I remember thinking that I was overweight, but looking back at those pictures, I truly miss how skinny I was! Through different doctors and vitamins and pills and such I got to a point where I gained a rapid and unexplainable amount of about 50 lbs and haven't been able to lose it. I have no desire to exercise, and whenever I do, I just feel worse and more hopeless. I kinda gave up on the SBD way of life, because it wasn't working, and with now feeding the husband, my methods were hopeless.

Well, now Arthur Atgatson has updated and more than republished his old SBD book, this one is completely an upgrade. The South Beach Diet Supercharged does have all of the old advice, but so much more, and more in depth, that makes more sense. Plus there is more scientific data to back it up, and more success stories to brag about with the lifestyle. The supercharged part of the diet now is the emphasis on exercise. Not to say that he had not mentioned it back in 2003, he had, but not in the depth and detail with the experts backing his work as it is in this book.

It's taken me about three weeks to read the book, and I've been on the diet for about two and some weeks, and have so far lost 'eh about 10 lbs. It's not fabulous, but it is more than I've been able to do in the last year. So, even though, on day two of the diet, the hubby stocked the fridge with Dr. Pepper and Ginger Ale (my favorites). I haven't had a one, and I'm doing fairly well. I read the exercise portions today, and they appear simple, and appear to be something I am capable of... Just saying, I despise exercise, and the activities are put into a format of ONLY 20 MINUTES a day, and no more. So, I might be able to fit that in between a book or two.
posted 21 May 2008, 16:26
Desserts
Thanks some of these do help. I have discovered sugar free jello and cool whip free. Dessert is possible!
posted 08 May 2008, 16:04
new sbd book
I just got the book from the library today and I'm planning to buy it. I'm only in chapter four and already I can tell you that things are so much more clear and explained in detail with more relevant to today information. I haven't yet gotten to the recipes or the exercise program, but I can already tell you that I think it is worth the purchase, even if you have the first edition.
posted 08 May 2008, 15:52
dessert??

Anyone know the goods and bads of the sugar free desserts? WW ice cream, smart something ice cream etc. And what in the world is Sugar Alcohol???
posted 05 May 2008, 17:52
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I'm so tired of seeing other peoples weight successes when my stays the same. Alas. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally excited for other people, I'm just ...
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