About me: 40 y.o., female. Mostly paleo since June of this year. I experienced an initial 10 lb weight loss and not a lb. more since. 5'6", 160 lbs. I carry a good bit of this weight in my midsection. I'm not obese, but I have some fat to lose.
I have been exercising intermittently, but I joined a new gym and am beginning a more regular routine - 3x week, weights plus some cardio. (I tried Crossfit, and liked it, but the box near me is pretty poorly managed, so it didn't work out.) I'm still pretty out of shape now, so I can't blame muscle weight for my 160 lbs.
A little more about my way of eating -- as I said, mostly paleo. I try to stick with pastured eggs/meats when possible. I've completely cut out gluten (made a huge difference for me in terms of IBS, and it's the main reason I continue to eat this way), eat very minimal sugar, and not much in the way of white potatoes/rice (I find they don't mess up my blood sugar much at all). No corn or soy. Lots of meat, eggs, veggies, and some fruit. I avoid most dairy but use cream (local, organic) in my coffee and eat the very occasional bit of cheese. I eat nuts infrequently.
Weaknesses include: a couple glasses of wine several times a week, and paleo baked goods -- I am a baker at heart, couldn't give that up. But I do keep it paleo, and watch my portions. I cook with ghee, pastured butter, bacon fat, and coconut oil.
Other possibly relevant info: I have Graves disease (autoimmune overactive thyroid) which I manage successfully with meds (Tapazole). Been on a low/moderate dose of Zoloft for more than a decade, although I'm attempting to get off it. I get pretty good sleep -- 7-8 hours a night.
Any tips? Based on this info, what would you recommend I try -- besides a time machine to revisit my body pre-kids at age 25? :) Thanks, all.
Edited to add: I supplement with a daily multivitamin, 1000 mg fish oil, 6000 iu vitamin D, and magnesium in the form of Natural Calm.