I'm starting the South Beach Diet today, so good luck to me! Before Matt, I slowly had put on weight since high school. I think when I graduated, I was 120. Maybe 115, so super skinny, but healthy. I participated in Cross Country and Track, which take place in the fall and the spring, so I was active for most of the year. We were encouraged to keep training for XC in the summer so we'd be ready for the fall season. I ate good and bad, depending on my mood. After high school, I needed a break from working out and running all the time. I enjoyed my break, but my weight suffered. By the time I had been out of school for a year, I put on 15-20 lbs. Last year, I stepped on the scale and when 159 showed up on the scale, I about started to cry. I never felt so low in my life. I decided to do something about it. I watched what I ate, and I took the dogs for a walk/run every day. And if I didn't do that, I'd get on the recumbent bike at work for an hour. I dropped 15 lbs in a matter of a few weeks. I felt good, and I was back at 145 or so. We moved to Bozeman, and I was depressed. I'm an emotional eater, and that's how I dealt with my depression and loneliness. I went back up to 150. 5 lbs wasn't too bad though, I figured that I'd take care of it and get back onto my program. Then I got pregnant. I think I lost 10 lbs from being sick all of the time. I didn't have an appointment until I was 12 or 13 weeks, and I didn't know how much I had weighed at the start. Technically I only lost one pound though. At the end, I had gained the recommended 25 lbs. I lost all of the weight and maybe plus some. I have no idea though since we don't own a scale. But I could fit back into my prepregnancy clothes right away. But, not anymore. From being cooped up this winter in the teeny house, I have put on weight so that I have to be up to 165 I bet. No idea though. So, I decided that I will diet. I decided on the SBD, because it was a healthy diet, and it works. So wish me luck, the first two weeks are going to be a bitch. I have no willpower at all, so it will be tough.