From January 13 2008 to June 29 I very gradually went from 139 lbs to 121 lbs lbs., and finally sorted out my relationship with food by following the book and reading other articles by Dr. Roberts. My two sisters have had, and continue to have, astounding success with SLD. I had been cautioned that the forums would stall my progress by sending me off on meaningless tangents in the name of “experimenting”.
Intending to join the forums just to thank Dr. Roberts, I read some posts and found myself tempted to “tweak” by nose-clipping more than my normal 300-400 calories daily, thinking I would accelerate my loss. Cravings returned, I gained 4 lbs in about 11 days, and generally felt terrible. I returned to my senses, and am securely back on track. I have been a comfortable 119 lbs since August 12.
I now see that the forums fulfill needs that many have, that are not really just about weight.
I allowed my annoyance at one person here to surface, as his posts from the beginning were peppered with criticisms of Dr. Roberts, while he continued to advise others despite his own lack of success. Dr. Roberts, I want to apologize to you for this. I believe your generosity and kindness evoked this emotion in me.
I wish everyone here success in finding what they truly need.
Thank you and goodbye.