I'm all for the smooth and slow, but more importantly, something you can LIVE with forever. Doesnt' seem like the extreme low-carbing is for you. I know it wasn't for me, the notion of eliminating whole food groups wasn't sustainable for me. Yes, I lost 35 pounds fairly quickly, but as soon as I ate a cookie (and let's face it, I'm not going the rest of my life without a cookie LOL) it all came back with a vengeance, and 5 or 10 pounds besides.
But whoever said "a diet is what you make of it" is right -- if it's not working, tweak it and make it work for YOU
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now!
Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar