Hm, I thought I might start this up again, intermittently at least. I have come back to primal because I do believe it is a better way of eating for long term health etc. I haven't successfully lost weight on it, but then I haven't done that on any other way of eating either. If that is going to be the case, then I much prefer to be on a diet that won't lead to diabetes and heart disease and whatever else the SAD is responsible for.
Weight wise - continued nothingness. I went off to count calories, try weight watchers, try a shake diet, do lite n easy etc, but nothing worked, and I am still at 72kg (and the same size).
However, there has been many ups and downs with my thyroid disease. I can't remember where I left off - possibly just on the natural thyroid hormone? Anyway, I was on huge doses of that and feeling zero effect, so the doc changed me to slow release t3-only. Zero, zero, zero effect still. I went back to see her about a week ago with more blood tests. The rt3 had cleared, so obviously I have some sort of cellular resistance to the t3. Also, adrenals are out of whack - cortisol too low in the morning, too high at night - handy in explaining my exhaustion during the day and inability to sleep at night. Also apparently can effect the effectiveness of t3, and weight gain (of course), and cause low blood sugar leading to constant hunger (hello!!), dizziness even when sitting (yes!) and more. Anyway, I asked to change to regular t3, as I have read (mainly from other patients' anecdotal evidence), that slow release t3 is no good at combating cellular resistance, that I need the waves of t3 release that comes with taking the regular t3. So I finally picked that up today and can start tomorrow.
So, fingers crosses, with a primal diet, and the new meds, I may start to 1) Lose weight, as that is the main issue in my mind this whole time, and 2) get some energy - which would be great too. If if could get through the day without napping, even better! Also it'd be nice if my hands and feet weren't yellow anymore...