EDIT: If you're opening this thread for the first time, be aware that I've decided to do the South Beach Diet, so there is no need to offer alternate diet plans. Thank you.
Shortly after I first joined BikeForums in 2008, I declared myself a Clyde Emeritus, getting just under 200 lb. My history is that I lost 70 lb. in 2005 on the South Beach Diet, from 240 lb. to 170. Being 6'-2", my low point (168) felt too skinny for my bones, so I intentionally gained a little weight back.... and then a little more crept back and a little more....
I started riding my bike in 2008. At that time I was over 200 lb., and lost enough weight to get out of the Clydes. Then I gained a bit... and a bit more.
I felt okay though because, unlike in 2005 when I was dieting and not exercising, I was getting a decent amount of exercise riding the bike.
So I feel reasonably good, but I'm approaching my max weight, 240 lb., again. It sucks. I am trying to figure out how to approach a reboot of my weight loss. I did great on South Beach Diet in 2005, but my family situation has changed. Back then I had two teenaged sons at home, plus my wife and I. Now we are (more or less) empty nesters and my wife is a vegetarian. SBD is a lot harder to do under those conditions.
Maybe I should post a "before" picture to document where I'm starting from again.
Any constructive advice would be welcome.