Weight today was 210. I have been doing some serious stress eating, but simply cannot eat the amount of food I used to eat. Today, I braved the scales for the first time in almost a month. The verdict? 210, three pounds lower than my last weigh in.
SLD- it works.
I sent a PM to a newb with a question about hypothyroidism and she asked my method. In case anyone else wonders, I'll post what I wrote back to her here.
I'm a classic SLD gal. My husband and I started with two tablespoons twice daily and have rarely varied from that. I've had periods as long as three weeks when I lost no weight. I've had days when I was still very hungry and full of cravings. But overall, the net effect has been lowered appetite and lowered ability to cram myself full to bursting. Same for my mate. I did play around with my oil types some, but found nothing that was as effective for me as simple ELOO. Husband settled on canola. We've not tried sugar water as he is diabetic and I have hypoglycemia.
We take oil upon rising, then wait at least one hour or very often more till eating or drinking anything besides water, which means toothpasteless brushing in the mornings. We stop eating around 4-5 each evening, take the oil an hour or quite often two hours later, then eat again an hour or so after that. Not every day works out this way- sometimes we eat out in the evening and skip the second dose. I will sometimes lower my second dose to one TBS if I'm feeling quite full. I expect to drop to a lower dose regularly at around 190 or so. We shall see.
What else? Let's see, we drink quite a bit of water, keep junk food out of the house, eat very little processed sugar (and when I do I make darn sure it's yummy home made something, not crappy store cookies!), and deprive ourselves of absolutely nothing, as that way lies failure for me at least. So I'm learning about portion control, but SLD is helping me learn by making it so I simply cannot eat a second helping of pasta. All those diet tricks I've been hearing and been unable to make use of for years really work, I'd just never had the tools to make them work for me before. SLD is my tool.
I have not "exercised" as such for about a month, but I do feel better when I get a mild sweat on about 30 minutes a day. I'm still love my DDR, but for various reasons have not had as much chance lately to do it.