I've decided that as of January 1st I'm going to start the South Beach diet. In the latter half of 2009 I lost almost 1.5 stone by working out at the gym a lot and eating healthier carbs. I went down to 10 stone 5 pounds and I felt fantastic. In January of this year I met my boyfriend and we proceeded to go to dinner much more and I had less time to go to the gym and I put all that weight back on and MORE. I now weigh 12 stone 5 pounds and I am utterly miserable. My goal is to get to 9 stone 12 pounds. I'd like to do this within 6 months, but I'm not sure how possible this can be. Over the next week I plan to organise my meals for the first two weeks of the diet. I've found some fantastic recipes - the Shepherd's Pie on here being the nicest I've found. I'd love ideas for breakfast though. Everything seems pretty egg based. I guess it will be for the first phase. Why am I choosing the South Beach Diet? My boyfriend is actually type 1 diabetic, and he follows a pretty strict low GI diet, which is what I hope to eventually follow, but I like how the south beach diet has the first two phases that will help me to throw myself into the diet. I hope to update my progress on here. I hope this will really motivate me. I feel motivated already having seen some of the fantastic successes on here! Wish me luck!