Hmm, I don't know. I didn't have much sugary stuff over the holidays -- a little at Christmas, but nothing at New Year. And then around the middle of last week I had a big bounce up, and it's only sliding back down now. I haven't had any bad episodes, I'm just hungry and I've been eating a little more than usual of regular healthy foods -- this month, according to Fitday, I'm running more like 14-1500 than the 12-1300 calories I was averaging before. Hardly any grains, and none of those refined. Lean protein, lots of vegetables, green tea, all the good stuff.
It's been five months and fifteen pounds. Looking back, I guess three pounds a month is OK. I don't want to battle my appetite for more; learning to trust it is the best thing about SLD. But once again I do envy those of you who've had strong appetite suppression.
Someone in another thread -- I'm sorry, I can't remember who it was -- posted something about seeing a picture and realizing they still had a long way to go. I guess I'm feeling a bit like that now, especially so after all the holiday photography. I'm 5'2" with smallish hips and relatively long legs, so I wear low-rise jeans in misleadingly small sizes, but with a kingsize chest (and a very short torso, not much room for a waist) on top I still look comically and discouragingly...cubical.