Just a small update from myside. I gained all the weight back within months of not so strict diet and exercise, and it is a pity although I have always been mindful of what I ate and consumed limited amount of sugar and carbs during my vacation. Right after the vacation, I was bombarded with a lot of stress at work, and it took me another month to come back to normalcy. Insomnia is a continuous problem that also fuel inflammation and stress in the body, causing weight gain. I know it is due to surgical menopause and something I have to live with. I checked my thyroid and vit D levels again, and thankfully both reports came back to normal. So my vit D level is now 42. I am not sure whether to continue the pills (5000 iui daily) or skip them for a while. Should check with my doctor during the next visit. For the weight, I am back with a very strict diet and workout regime. I want to be prepare myself for the seasonal holidays; hence started the journey with hope.