"broken metabolism (adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid & high rT3, and thus all other sex hormones were all over the place.) "
How did you determine this? Were you diagnosed somehow? I totally think that this is me, but my doctor is too conventional to do proper tests. Were you able to find a doctor who understood these things properly? How did you find him/her? I'm just hoping my body can heal itself with enough time on this diet.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 157.5 x 2