I have figured out a few things, again! Finally I have learned to be patient and let things happen slowly. My latest epiphany is that this diet can not be rushed. I realize that some people lose very quickly, and that is wonderful, but my experience over the last 2 months has been slow but consistent loss. My pattern is totally based on my hormonal cycle. I will give details here just in case it may help another woman who is frustrated, so I apologize to you guys reading! I have discovered that I have a short window of about one week during the month where I will lose 1-3 pounds, and then plateau out for the rest of the month. The good news is that I do plateau and don't go up, but the bad news is a 3 week plateau can get really frustrating. It goes like this. My period comes and lasts 5 days, then I have around 10 days where I can really cruise with Shangri La and lose my weight for the month. Then after ovulation around day 15-18 I totally plateau until the next period and another 'whoosh' of weight loss. Now that I know this I am very ok with this pattern. Other people have posted about a pattern of loss, and dealing with plateaus.
I am now down to 157, which totals at 15 pounds gone so far!! My husband thinks I am crazy to want to get down to 145 (he already says I look great and skinny - love him!!!) But I have set that goal for a long time now, and really don't want to waver. If it ends up being too skinny I can just do what Seth did and gain weight on purpose (GULP).
Another thing I have changed around is the oil I take. I now take Udo's Oil Blend. I am reading his book Oils that Heal Oils that Kill or something like that cant remember the exact title right now. I have been trying to find out more info on omega 3 vs omega 6 and all the other ones too. I can say that I am no longer feeling blue or depressed, although I am still 'edgy' at times especially right after I take my oil. But I have only been on Udo's for 4 days, and I am hoping that since this oil has all the correct balance of stuff I will get rid of the edginess. I feel better knowing this oil is healthier and more pure, and packaged in an amber glass bottle rather than a possibly leaching plastic bottle (oils are sensitive to light, and I think drinking and eating from plastic is yucky). Udo's does have a flavor and an aftertaste, so I worry about that, but if I plug my nose and down a bunch of water right after I think I avoid the problems associated with flavor.
So, more success, and more learning, and more happiness brought to me by Seth Roberts! YAY!