Hi, I just found this thread and I think it is wonderful idea. I have had a rough year and am really at a place where I need to find some direction. I started South Beach and bought a Wii Fit with Christmas funds that I recieved and it was going fairly well when I received a call I never thought I would ever have to take. My son who was 35 was found not breathing and was being rushed to the hospital in TN. He was revived but did not make it thru the night so U had no chance to drive from VA to TN. He was bi-polar and was finally doing everything he was supposed to as far as meds were concerned. I have no answers as to what happened or why..... I was just steping on the Wii when the call came; so I find it very hard to get back on. I lost 30 pounds on South Beach from Jan until May; I went off the diet when I had a family cruise planned with my only other child to Alaska in May. I just started back - last week. I know I have to lose weight due to health reason (Diabetic in denial - not on insolin (sp) but it is really tough, I am numb, I have another short cruise planned in September that I can not get excited about. I will be visiting the Mouse for one day prior to going on the cruise I am hoping he can work some of his Magic on me and help me become alive again - I had tickets from about 10 years ago. That is how I found this board, I was searching for ideas and looking for a designer to help me with my T-shirts for my Angel Cruise in November. I had promised my son and his family I would take them on the next family cruise and he will be in a way. I am taking his two step daughters and wife with me to sprinkle his ashes at sea! He loved the sea and his daughters have never been to the ocean, he never got a chance to take them. So, thank you for this board, as I said I started a modified South Beach diet on the 9th and I have lost 8 pounds since then, probably a little too fast. I did a lot of reading on SB and the background makes a lot of sense and it is the one diet I have found fairly easy and I did Ok an maintained it from May until now, I had only gained about 3 pounds. Bread is the hard thing for me not to eat. So, my Wish for now is lose 5 - 10 more pounds before my cruise in September and another 10 lbs before my Angel Cruise on Thanksgiving weekend. Tonight, I had a cup of chili and a salad. Yogurt for lunch and a Starbuck Mocca Latte for Breakfast. OK, Breakfast was not a good thing, but I didn't sleep last night and really needed the caffine to keep going - and boy did it taste good! Nuts of evening snack.