I do have a yo yo history. My weight was never an issue into my twenties in the sense that if I put on a few pounds I could take off a few pounds quite easily. I was never one to be skinny, but was always a healthy athletic build.
Nearing the end of my twenties I was diagnosed with severe depression and put on a myriad of different anti depressants. I also had the Mirena coil inserted. I packed on roughly 40lbs with these medications and have not been able to lose the weight since. I have however, managed to get myself off the anti-depressants through a combination of primal eating and chiropractic care, and the Mirena Coil has been removed. I have been under chiropractic care since October of last year and it has changed my health (for the better) drastically!
I will start tracking my macros and go from there. I'm due for a check up at the doctor in the next couple of months and I will push for those tests.
I'm just really frustrated. I chose to eat this way both to lose weight AND to move closer to optimal health. I'll never go back to typical eating, but it's still frustrating to not lose any weight. I have been diligent and made this a lifestyle....but I still need to lose this extra fat I'm carrying around. I just feel like a failure because I'm diligently ticking the boxes and it's not having the desired effect. One of the reasons I like this lifestyle so much is that it's not like a diet where I have to count calories, points, etc. I guess tracking for a bit won't kill me though if it can get me on the right track.