Agree about the CO -- this stuff burns fat/boosts metabolism like crazy and is also healing to your thyroid. Excellent book: "Coconut Cures" by Fife.
Yeah, slow metabolism/thyroid was my excuse for years. But when I can manage to stay away from the dairy, things start happening at a rapid clip, even despite my thyroid and adrenals. Lifting weights, climbing hills, walking a lot = all excellent. When I was doing all three of those together, my body composition was changing so rapidly that it actually scared me and I had to back off because I couldn't handle it. The climbing hills in particular seemed to be the real catalyst.
You're definitely on the right track!! So happy you're staying off the scale and going by pants/inches instead. You're doing all the right things!~
Please keep us posted of your progress.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates