Thank you for your kind words EuGenius.
I've been meaning to write an update, but instead came here tonight because of the tragic news of Seth's passing.
Although it seems shallow to write about, I'm sure Seth would want us to continue sharing our ideas and experiences.
So I want to let you guys know that I was able to maintain my weight loss for a couple of months after I stopped. However, I started feeling really energetic and healthy in late February and started exercising using a stationary bicycle.
Unfortunately I got hooked on this exercise and started going for 50~60 minutes at a time every day. It screwed up my new-found cortisol balance, and also increased my appetite by a LOT.
So I started gaining again. I haven't gained everything back, so that's good.
I tried the SLD again, but found that even the idea of the oils makes me feel nauseous.
I started having trouble with the hydrocortisone, probably because of the exercise. My sex hormone tests reveal that I'm low in them on top of everything else, so my doctor prescribed bio-identical estradiol and progesterone cream. I don't know what this will do with my weight; hopefully it will help.