Hey Heidi, how's it going? Lovely to hear from you again, and sorry that you've had to deal with a slight weight gain. I'm sure you'll be back to where you were soon though--you have such great success and something that works.
I realize on reading all these posts (and my own) that my biggest obstacle with SLD is CONSISTENCY. For example today, it's 11.30 pm and I need to go to bed, and need to clean my teeth first, and can't wait an hour after that to have oil... because I didn't plan my time well.... it's interesting to realize through being a long-term SLD-er (erratically) that what I struggle with in my SLD/ diet life is also reflected in my other struggles--to hang in there, be consistent, plod solidly towards my goals. I tend to get enthused then deflated, and I need to be more of a tortoise, and more committed to my practice, whatever that is, in whatever field of life--- writing, SLD, exercise, you name it.
So Heidi, you are one of my inspirations in that regard, as is Karky. And you've found consistency in your own whimsical and self-trusting way, rather than through the punitive rigidity so many of us have suffered with over food in past times. Thanks for being there and sharing your experience.