Starting a new cave...
I'm Sarah. I'm from Canada. I'm a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. I'm a wife and mother to two young girls. I am 100 lbs overweight and am having limited success finding something that works to get it off.
Previous to this I have been eating Paleo. I always manage to stay "good" for about 2-3 weeks and then inevitably fall of the wagon. I was attracted to Primal because of the variety of foods. Up until last October I was at a gym 6 days a weeks doing heavy lifting and heavy cardio. I broke a bone in my foot in October and haven't been back since. I am now getting into biking (the weather is better now ).
I haven't always been obese. I was very active and trim up until the age of 19. Through poor diet, less activity, undiagnosed allergies/sensitivities I managed to top out at 309 lbs. I did Weight Watchers and lost 80 lbs before I was married in 2003. Had two babies back to back (no conception problems despite being 250 lbs at conception) and after the second one I started developing hives all over my body daily and migraines twice a month. Through a series of doctors, specialists, my own reading and research I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis AND Chronic Urticaria. I also have a dairy, soy, gluten and corn sensitivity and cannot eat these foods without suffering intense gastric distress and swelling of my lips, hands, feet and lower legs.
I currently take Synthroid for my thyroid, Reactine and Cimetidine for my Chronic Urticaria daily. I also use Omega 3 capsules, Vitamin B complex, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin D (4000 IU) daily.
I haven't lost weight on Paleo to my satisfaction. I would lose some initial water weight but nothing really came off like it does for others. I would get frustrated and give up and binge on the food I was missing (mostly fruit and dark chocolate but other nonpaleo and non primal stuff too). I enjoy cooking. I've ordered the Primal book and cookbook. I look forward to them coming.