6 steps forward, 1 step back, repeat
Results: very little heartburn. RA still gone (miraculously). Weight: dropped a little more, so now I actually weigh what it says on my license, or maybe a pound less. My throat is sore, though, and I don't know whether that's from silent reflux (reflux when no symptoms of heartburn are felt), or because I started teaching and spend all day talking. The lumpy-throat feeling comes and goes (not-good sign) but I'm having only minor problems singing (very good sign). I don't know.
Ginger root in warm water before bed, still, too. I like it. And my digestion has finally slowed down again, so maybe I did just catch a little bug. It's nice when all the systems work the way they are supposed to.
Today I wanted a coffee, but the desire for coffee was outweighed by the thought of having to deal with heartburn, so I had just a sip of DD's and settled for that. I would like to be able to eat like a normal person again some day, but I'm not ready for that yet: my occasional splurges don't unwind all the progress I've made, but they do push me back a little. A step back now and then is OK as long as the general momentum is forward.