Well, an update. Several interesting observations in the past week. I've continued to take 2 tbsp canola in mid p.m., getting good AS. A couple of days, today included, I didn't get the oil in until almost suppertime, because of being out all afternoon. I down the oil as soon as I'm home, then have to make dinner for the family without even tasting so much as a crumb for the next hour. I only remembered to add the salt and pepper to one of the dishes tonight as it was going to the table, because of no tasters.
My exercise tolerance has dropped off iin the last week, probably due to the fact that there are meals when I eat much fewer carbs, particularly the grains. I ran my block on Sat (10.5 km, 6.5 mi), a perfect conditions morning, and ran out of gas after about 45 minutes. Two weeks ago, I could run the block no probs, even up the hills without stopping. I had to walk chunks of it on Sat. This happened once before, about 3 years ago, when I tried Atkins. I had run a half marathon 2 weeks before, and by the end of the first week on Atkins, I could not run 1 mile on a treadmill. It was dramatic!! (Dietitians love to trash Atkins, so I decided to try it before I said anything.) I lost about 12 lbs, regained once I reintroduced carbs, and would not recommend it professionally. How can a diet say that foods like oatmeal, yams or mangos are bad for you? Doesn't make sense to me - my two cents worth, please don't take offence.
I'm now trying to make sure that there are some complex carbs in every meal, not just the last one before my run. Hope it will help, because I want to do a 13 km(8mi) race in early August, so I have to get my endurance back up. And running that race at ~140 lbs, my new monthly goal, will feel like a million bucks!!
Today, I was sanding an old deck chair, and went up to get into work clothes. I put on a pair of pants that were totally unwearable a few months ago. Still snug, but no probs. Yahoo!
Tomorrow is my birthday goal weight day. I'll let you know how it goes.