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Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby WavyGirl23 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:37 pm

Hello!
I tried SBD way back in 2003 as a way to lose the freshman 15. It worked --yay- and I've had pretty decent eating habits since. In the past year, my cravings and stress eating have returned. Blame it on life or food delivery services, I don't know.

I'm ready to try again. I have 25 pounds to lose. Today is my first day on phase 1.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Magna » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:10 pm

Welcome back! :)

You'll find a lot of useful information here, including recipes and a lot of discussions of common issues. Feel free to post any questions, too.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Geo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:35 am

Welcome to the message board, WavyGirl23. There's a lot of VERY useful info here. I especially like the recipe section. Just tried the Fudgesicle recipe, and loved it!

Wishing you every success as you follow the SBD again.
SD = 3/13/17
Weight 200 => 171
Triglycerides 541 => 101
Cholesterol 305 => 150
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby 43andholding » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi- I had much success on SB when I was in my early 30s. Now I am 43 and need to do at least 30 pounds (early 30s it was 10). I am now older, working 60 hours week and basically running a taxi service for my two kids. I need help with quick meals and any suggestions for breakfast or lunch for Phase 1. I really want to succeed again. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Magna » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:18 am

Hi and welcome! :)

For quick meal ideas, there's a big recipe area you might want to check out. They're not organized by prep time, but if you're looking for a particular type of dish (soups, chicken, etc.) they're good for that.

For breakfast ideas, here are some discussions you might want to take a look at.
General suggestions: http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=93935
Smoothies and variety at breakfast: http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=101515
Vegetables at breakfast: http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=109576
Some recipes for sweet-tasting breakfast foods: http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12283
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Geo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:02 am

Hi 43andholding,

Welcome to the forum. I'm pretty new here (Started a month ago) and retired, so I don't have suggestions for quick meals. I have found that I can custom order salads at all of the restaurants I frequent, so that may help you when you find yourself eating out.

This program works really well for me... Exactly as Dr. Agatston described in his SBD book. I hope you have similar experience.

Best Wishes
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SD = 3/13/17
Weight 200 => 171
Triglycerides 541 => 101
Cholesterol 305 => 150
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby 50/50 girl » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:47 pm

OMG ... I'm 53 ... back on SBD after 15 years lax ... I've gained 50 lbs and really want to loose it!!! I just wrapped up week one of Phase 1, and my weight has stalled for the last 3 days. I lost 3.8 lbs and now nothing. Just staying there for 3 days and feeling very discouraged. I've read all the blogs about not eatting enough - eatting too much - not enough water - and I'm doing everything as I should. No cheating. Just feeling frustrated. I read success stories everyday to try and stay motivated. It's a struggle though. It's so depressing to me that I'm OVER 200 lbs and it's soooo solidly in place that it just won't budge. Trying to tell myself it's a lifestyle change. And I DO feel better. *heavy sigh*. I'm just afraid it's my age and I'm doomed to be overweight FOREVER. *drama queen* lol

Age: 53
Starting weight: 209
CW: 205.2
GE: 155
4/12/17 ...SW... 209.0
6/7/17 ...... ... 192.6
6/14/17......... 191.4
6/21/17 ..CW... 192.4
..............GW ... 155.0
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Hunnybear » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:46 pm

I'm going to be back. I am starting South Beach on May 1st (after my birthday). Just getting re-oriented to how things go, and starting to meal plan. When I did SB the last time I was with my ex-husband who didn't support me, so I had a hard time staying committed. This time my husband is excited to do change our eating together :) I was able to loose 50lbs

I am glad to see some people still on here, seems like a ghost town compared to 10-15 yrs ago. Just really glad it's still here, since it is an amazing forum to help keep motivated!!!!
start: 5/1/17
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Magna » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:04 pm

Welcome back! :D

As slow as the activity is now, it's much busier than it was last year. Unfortunately we have had bad spam attacks, so new users' posts all had to be pre-approved. That has slowed things down quite a bit.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby 50/50 girl » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:17 pm

I've hung in there. One more day on Phase 1 and then I move onto Phase 2. I've only lost 5lbs in two weeks on phase 1, and yesterday actually gained 1/2 a lb (trying to not get discouraged by that - most likely water weight and all). Tomorrow will be the "official" weigh to see the final results for Phase 1. I know it's not about "weight loss". But honestly- that's why I'm doing it. Yes - I will get all the healthy benefits - which I really do want. But I want to feel sexy in this body again!!!! Luckily I'm with a super supportive man who always finds me sexy and is also super supportive with cooking South Beach meals. Honestly - gotta just love him to death!!! It just is going so slow!!! But I tell myself - I am 5lbs lighter than I was 2 weeks ago - so just hang in there. It just really seems this last 20 came on so fast and is coming off soooo slow!! Ok - enough whining!!! A lot of positives. I have NO cravings and am fairly happy with my choices of what to eat. I own 3 South Beach cookbooks and there is always the Internet. Heading to Oklahoma in a week to bring my baby home from her freshman year college. The meals might be a challenge there ... but I shall try to stay strong.
4/12/17 - SW 209.0
4/19/17 - 205.2
5/26/17 - hoping for less :lol:
4/12/17 ...SW... 209.0
6/7/17 ...... ... 192.6
6/14/17......... 191.4
6/21/17 ..CW... 192.4
..............GW ... 155.0
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Magna » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:45 pm

Five pounds is nothing to sneeze at. Good work! :D
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby garygr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:02 pm

I think It's been around 7 years since I logged on this forum. I was going to register again cause I forget my user name and password, but when I put my e-mail address the message said I was already registered. I took a wild guess at my user name and password and it worked. I was really surprised.

I had a lot of success on this diet. Lost all the weight I needed and eventually gained it all back. Went vegan for 2 years , lost all the weight I wanted and eventually gained it all back. This has been the story of my life for the past 50 years. (I'm 69 now)

I was going to try a very low carb. diet, but decided to go back to South Beach and see if I can stick with it.
I'm surprised to see that there are not many members participating in this discussion forum.

Does anyone have the link to the allowable foods on Phase 2 that one of the moderators posted many years ago.
There is no search function on the main page and it makes it difficult to find something you are looking for.

I've gone from a size 33 to 40 in a little over a year. I think I probably lost over a thousand pounds in the past 50 years and gained them all back.
I don't think I've had a day when I'm not gaining or losing weight. I've never been successful at just maintaining a weight for any period of time.
I'm just really disgusted.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Hunnybear » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:06 pm

its under the faqs on the top of the phase board page
start: 5/1/17
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby garygr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:59 pm

Hunnybear wrote:its under the faqs on the top of the phase board page


Appreciate your reply
I decided to Google South Beach Phase 1-2 foods and printed out 9 pages.
I did read the book 7 years ago, but seems like a lifetime ago.
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Re: Trying South Beach After A Decade

Postby Geo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:52 pm

Hi garygr.

Welcome back to the message board. I'm also 69. Hope you didn't get heart disease (Like I did) before turning to the SBD. Sounds like SBD worked very well for you before, and there's no reason it won't work for you again! It must be disheartening to have lost that weight and now need to lose it again, but take heart... You're among friends! We're all just dong the best we can, sharing our successes & setbacks, and encouraging each other. You'll find yourself feeling "at home" with the group in no time at all, and we'd certainly benefit from any experience you want to share.
SD = 3/13/17
Weight 200 => 171
Triglycerides 541 => 101
Cholesterol 305 => 150
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