It's been a while, and I thought I would check in again. I'm still at my goal weight, more than one year later. I've fallen off the wagon several times, but usually it has only taken a few days of careful eating to get back onto the diet. In my last fall from grace, I had a couple of weeks of birthday celebrations, and ended up shooting up to 158 lbs. I decided to go back on the full oil dosage (ELOO in the morning, fish oil pills in the afternoon), and fairly quickly dropped back down again.
Exercising a great deal still (bicycle commuting and running). In a way that's a good thing, in that it has let me keep my weight down. But in a way this is also a bad thing: if I put on weight at this level of exertion, I can't simply start exercising more to get it off.
What I've realized through the SLD is that I *really* like to eat, too much so for my own good. Left to my own, with a box of Cheez-Its or cookies, I'll keep eating until I'm gorged. The SLD helps put me out of the mood to eat.
The ELOO/Fish oil combo is good. I've noticed the fish oil has helped my overall mood (or, I noticed my mood getting much worse when I stopped taking the pills), and I like the effect that ELOO has on my skin.