So I've always had a struggle trying to stay Paleo for many reason, a lot are my own problems. But I'm finding that the more I know about what others think about my attempts at eating a Paleo lifestyle, the more confused I am about my own body weight. People really don't like that I'm trying to eat this way. They think I eat very healthy when not eating Paleo and that my body is perfect the way it is. This then convinces me to have "give-up" days, as I call them, or days where I don't give a shit what I eat because no one cares how truly healthy I am.
I am a 5'6, 19 years old, female, and range from 175-180 lb. depending on the time of month. I believe it would be great to just to lose 25 lb. That would make me content with myself and put me in the normal range. I've been that weight once before and it felt good. My ultimate goal weight is 130. And I don't feel like these are unrealistic or too extreme goals.
Well, according to every single family or friend that I have, this lifestyle and those goals are nuts. "You're fine the way you are." "You have a healthy lifestyle already." (on eating gluten, dairy, whatever). My favorite so far has been "You are big-boned, you shouldn't lose that much." They even start getting angry at me for not listening to them! It doesn't matter what I say about being tired all the time, not being able to shop at certain stores at the mall because of how I look, how I can't reach any goals I make at Crossfit, how I'm always stress and hate how I look in general.
I just want some ideas on how I can convince them what I'm attempting to do is at least sane. So far, telling my loved ones that I don't feel good, that I am overweight on the BMI calculator, I'm not doing well at Crossfit, and any scientific/nutritional facts that I have mentioned has not worked so far. Or are these goals too much for me? My Crossfit coach told me that weight loss might be too much for me right now with college stress, Crossfit, and having to stick to campus dining. (I never understood this considering all the college kids that go to my Crossfit who are fit and can manage college just fine. Somehow they can do it, why can't I?)