Hi La-Di-Da, I don't think it's greedy at all! Not at all. And if you suspect you have some hormonal issues, I would absolutely see a doctor. I know thyroid tests, for example, are a super simple test. Most can be covered under insurance under a routine physical. I need to make some appointments too. You're motivating me! Also, if a doctor fails, have you ever thought of an acupuncturist? I had horrible cystic acne (a hormonal issue) for almost a decade, and Western medicine did not fix it. 8 trips to the acupuncturist cleared it up forever.
Speaking of hormones, while my weight is back down to 142 today, I know I have pre-TOM weight retention. I can tell from all my other symptoms. Last month I skipped weighing myself during this period because I knew the fluctuations would get to me (I usually go up a few lbs during TOM) but this time, I'm just going to keep stepping on the scale. I give myself too many excuses and it'd be good to have a reminder like my weight so I don't overindulge. As Heidi suggested, I'm also going to up my oil intake a bit and maybe noseclip some more foods, which I haven't done in awhile.
Finally, yesterday was a great SLD day. Had a super light breakfast, iced coffee with cream, skipped lunch, and then my oil around 6, for a total of about 600 calories before my big dinner. I didn't eat too much, had a few drinks (one pretty sugary, admittedly), and skipped dessert when everyone else ordered some, and skipped going to the bar after dinner. All in all, my strategy worked. I'm going to try and take oil later in the day, too. It is hard to remember and can be more inconvenient (I chugged some in the bathroom yesterday from a water bottle!) but I think it makes my AS stronger around dinner, which is the hardest meal for me.