It's amazing how a small change can make a big difference.
Take for instance, mashed potatoes. Tonight, instead of using Earth Balance margarine/spread, I used olive oil. MAJOR improvement. I couldn't believe how sweet and creamy my mashed potatoes were. Also, instead of boiling the potatoes the whole time, I brought them to a boil, then simmered them for a while. Definitely better.
This idea of small changes making a big difference is true for medications as well. I started taking synthroid about 2 weeks ago. In no time at all, my mornings became jittery and anxious, and this morning it was so bad I had to go home. The doctor is going to do some more blood tests, because it is definitely the synthroid, and I was on a low dose to start with. In the meantime, I don't need to be jittery and nervous, so I'm not going to take it any more until I hear from the doc about the blood tests. Hopefully, I will be able to take a lower dose, but if I can't take it, I can't take it. And weight loss will go back to being agonizingly slow.
Sometimes, one just has to accept what is.