I am still stuck at 138, but I figure that six solid pounds lost over six and a half weeks is probably a healthy rate. I am trying to get to 125. I would love to be there in 10-12 weeks.
I began incorporating the oil during weeks 5 and 6. It has made a big difference in reducing appetite in the morning and very late afternoon, periods during the day that used to present problems for me. I am now using oil and sugar water. I bought fructose but have not tried it yet.
It is now so easy to identify when I am doing "emotional eating" or eating out of boredom. In fact, even when I eat meals (one regular-sized meal a day, usually around noon), I feel like I am eating because that is what I am supposed to do, which I am realizing is a hard habit to break. Some mornings I begin to feel that warm stomach growling after my coffee, but then I swallow the oil and it goes away. Can't figure out if the growling is related to coffee or actual hunger, but anyway it's gone before I can think much about it. A note on the emotional eating -- the other morning, my husband began talking to me about buying plane tickets for a family affair this summer, which has been a sore subject for a few weeks, and I immediately reached for the peanut butter and starting eating spoonfuls out of the jar. At that moment, I almost stepped out of my body and watched myself do it. Even though this type of behavior isn't totally changed yet, I'm working on it, and I'm happy that it's easier to identify. There is no confusion about why I'm doing it because I am certain I'm not hungry. Thought that was worth reporting.
I am definitely feeling dizzy when I stand up too quickly and am wondering if people out there have advice about that. However, I am still able to exercise at a high heart rate, and even feel more lightweight and fit having eaten less.
Good luck everyone!