HI!!!! Glad you are back, hope you can stay a while!
maybe it is the combo of the D3 (I am currently taking 6,000IU a day) and melatonin (just increased it to 500mcg the last 3 days).
I am back to tracking, I can't keep away from it now that it is a habit. I am just going to work to not pay attention to the counts. I can't stand the idea of losing the information so that when it is successful I will be able to go back and replicate when I am having a less successful time.
I gave up on the oil shots, although they did seem to reduce my need to EAT (in all caps as it helps to define the frenzy feeling), it did not reduce how much I ate. Also, had a negative effect on my weight. And I wonder if it isn't just I need more nutrition in the morning. similar to when I did the Leptin Reset and got protein soon after waking up. Although it may have just been because my parents were here. But having to do two periods of 2 hours with no other tastes messed up my tea drinking as well as my ACV drinking.
What I am doing now, is a sort of combination of SPEED, Primal, Leptin Reset, the 4 Golden Rules, and what feels right. It comes from Jonathan Bailor and his book "The Smarter Science of Slim" I have decided to give this until my birthday (November), as it includes exercises (VERY similar to Mark's essential movements) done for 10 minutes once a week. I think I can swing that. He calls them eccentric movements, they concentrate on a 10 second down in a push up for example, the let down in a chin-up, the down in a squat, and the down in an overhead press. Working to exhaustion (using modifications where necessary). He also has a 10 minute once a week cardio workout that includes resistance, but I don't have the equipment at home to do it correctly, so for now I will pass on it. It is similar to Mark's sprint idea.
I am also going to get on the treadmill on the mornings that my son goes to school. That is not part of their prescription, and it isn't really cardio, it is just movement. But it is movement that makes me feel good and helps with my measurements. It falls more within Mark's slow movement prescription.
I am not going to weigh myself until my birthday, but will do waist measurements weekly, and full body measurements monthly.
The food is not drastically different than things I have been doing for this past year, just a sort of re-focus. This is good, as it is basically small changes, and thus more sustainable.