I'm starting this thread for other fellow SB dieters who have a Phase I Start Date within the next two weeks.
Just a thought of what has helped me on another forum, was that there were "quit groups", where you were paired with others with the same "quit date" as you, and each day you had to log in and post how many days you were "quit" (in this case smokeless tobacco - ewww!). I found it to be very helpful, as the group kinda helped each other along, and when someone missed a day, they tried to email them/IM them, whatever in order to make sure they were still going strong. Worked for me, as I have been quit for over 3 years now!
So I invite any other fellow SBD'ers to participate.
With that said, allow myself to introduce myself (lol!)...
My name is Chad, 34 years old, married to a great wife, and we are expecting our first child in May. I have tried South Beach before, and it was very effective, losing over 40lbs in 3 months. However, for whatever reason, I didn't keep on my phase II plan, and things got out of control, and I find myself today at my heaviest weight ever, 267lbs. I try and tell myself that I'm tall (6'3") as if that makes it ok, but it is certainly not ok... I'm about 68lbs overweight, and my cholesterol is over 300. On my first go round with South Beach, in that 3 month period, I went from over 300 total cholesterol, down into the 180's. I need to do the same this time.
I'm hoping that being a more active participant in this forum community will help me maintain the course, as others will encourage me, and hopefully I can provide some encouragement to newcomers as well.
Good luck to us all, we can do this!
Male - 34yrs Old - 6'3"
SW: 266.4 lbs - 01/03/11
CW: 260.4 lbs - 01/22/11
3 month goal: 237 lbs
End GW: 199 lbs