Ann_H, I'm so glad to see your posting again! Working out/exercise has worked for me, as it has for you. Lots of lean, great muscle, strong as hell, evidently some fat loss, but not enough to make a dent yet in the flab-paddy stores on the thighs, under-triceps, belly, etc. I'm just going to keep at it -- exercise, SLD, JUDDDD, i.e., calorie restriction to some degree, and working on food combinations, etc. I figure I'll get to goal, regardless of the setbacks. Thankfully, I'm not increasing in weight. I've been maintaining either fat-reductions and/or stable weight for a year, now, 10 months of those with the help of SLD.
Hope you had a very good visit in the USA. I hope you'll be able to manage the eating situation with inlaws, restaurants, etc. I've been pretty well depression-free, I think, for a long time, now, with the combination of fish oils, eating salmon and/or tuna 2-3 times per week, dosing with oil for SLD, magnesium supplements and exercise. I think adding fish oil supplements has been the best piece of the anti-depression puzzle for me. For SLD, I've finally started noseclipping one or two meals, generally, during the day, with a mushy meal similar to chili -- using ground meat or protein, veggie soups and finely chopped or ground veggies, healthy herbs and spices. The AS with it seems to be pretty good. As mentioned above, I'm still using oil as well, and interchange the two methods. I've added JUDDDD back, but have been off exercise for about 2 weeks, since the ECP therapy works the heart so much, with the therapy combined with my exercise seemed to be making me too fatigued. I had the last treatment on Thursday, so can start exercising again.
Greenwood, how is it going for you?