Goodness! I am just trucking along. After a 60 lb loss on HCG in 70 days, then starting a Leptin reset, I am seeing some wonderful changes. When Dr. Simeon's called his book Pounds and Inches, he wasn't just picking out a catchy title. Even though I am not taking HCG right now, everything is still in motion.
I have found that I fit into clothing that I haven't fit into for more than 10 years! I put on a favorite pair of skorts that I had bought from a catalog (more than 10 years ago), that even when I got them they were just a bit too small. Now they fit, with room to spare!
The LeptinRx has been a success! I am really understanding and feeling the difference between true hunger and just being bored. I can turn my thoughts away from eating a lot more easily.
Paleo eating has made all the difference in the world for me! Being in Ketosis is great! It means that I only burn fat for energy, and not sugar! I still have plenty of fat to burn!
Dr. S suggests that patients vary from their last dose weight by only 2 lbs (+/-), and not actively diet, to stabilize and adjust their hypothalamus to the new weight. I am 5 lbs below my LDW, but have not been trying to lose any weight. I have been sticking to Paleo and the LeptinRx, eating quite a bit. I think that because I have stayed away from grains, legumes, starches, and sugars, I have been steadily losing weight, although this has been the biggest jump. I have lost 3.4 lbs in the last two days.
My conclusion is that a) Paleo works. b) The LeptinRx works. c) I am not a "night" eater. For the last couple of days, I have not been eating dinner. I have breakfast (a BAB) and lunch, but find that I am not hungry after 5 o'clock. Even though we are in PDS time, I think my circadian rhythms still start me winding down in the early evenings. Most days (or nights as the case may be) I am in bed by 8 o'clock and wake up, naturally by about 4:30 or 5 am (our birds start singing really early here, even before the sun comes up!).
For years, I have been going to bed early and waking up early, never realizing that eating SAD and late has helped keep me unhealthy and fat (and that's just a small part of my obesity!).
Well, I am gearing up the family for a trip to Pin A-Go-Go in Dixon, CA.
My wonderful husband might just take home a number one spot in the pinball tournament! Very exciting!