All of my adult life I have struggled with my weight. I have tried everything short of gastric bypass. Most successfully I did South Beach Diet teamed with exercise and lost a significant amount of weight. I went from 204 lbs on a 5’4” frame to 137 lbs. I slowly gained it back even though I swore it would not happen. Then I had a wedding to plan for. So I did South Beach Diet coupled with Bikram Yoga and went down from 188 lbs to 153 lbs. I swore I would not gain it back this time. Then I got pregnant. Then I did Weight Watchers. Then I got pregnant again. I tried my best to eat healthy for the pregnancy but I still gained plenty of weight. Just before delivery I was toppling the scale at 238 lbs.
Of course after delivery I did lose some weight with the help of breast feeding but it was not coming off as quickly as I would have liked it to. So when my baby was old enough I decided to start calorie counting and exercising. I was again 204 lbs and in just three and a half months I was able to lose 30 lbs on my own.