So I guess I'm coming up on six weeks this Thursday. As of Thanksgiving morning I was about 13 lbs down. Not too shabby for five weeks. I haven't weighed in since I've been at my parents' house, but I won't be surprised if I've picked up a pound or two by the time I get back home tomorrow, since it has been a non-stop food orgy that I have only mostly avoided. Really, though, I'm satisfied with how I've done this holiday. I didn't take a "diet vacation" as I would have in times past- I went ahead and took the oil each morning as I have been. So I didn't eat as much as I would normally have, but I still ate enough to get stuffed SLD style.
However, I think the honeymoon may be over. I kind of understand why people tend to fall off the wagon after a couple of months. For one thing, I am feeling somewhat sluggish, digestion-wise. Actually, that's an understatement- I'm feeling REALLY sluggish, digestion-wise. I would have assumed that since I'm eating many, many more veggies and much less junk than I used to, that my digestion would be better, not worse. I also have to admit that I still have a moment when I take the oil, wherein I think "OMG, what in the hell am I doing drinking a quarter cup of oil?! This is crazy!" I may have been a junk food junkie before, but that was just Mr. Hyde to my granola mom Dr. Jekyll. And my granola mom side frequently avoided adding a quarter cup of oil to an entire batch of muffins by using applesauce instead. Now, I'm drinking that, all by myself, every single day. Nearly five hundred calories of pure fat. It's breathtaking sometimes. I'd love to cut down on the amount, but going by the weight in pounds x2 thing, I need to be taking this much oil.
Even so, I'm determined to work it out with SLD. Digestion and crazy oil drinking panic aside, this is the only time I have felt like I had even partial control over my appetite. And I won't be taking 4T of oil forever, right? I'll cut it down as I lose, I assume.