I understand your nervousness! For me, I’m just about one month in, and my body is feeling better and better….it’s also bigger. I’m dealing. :) But the changes are nice. I think our bodies want to be fed and nourished, and when we do that, they feel better. My temperatures are coming up, I’m gaining weight, but my body is filling out in a plump way that it never has before! (I’m 43) I can imagine now, really, becoming “curvy” as I shape up, sometime in the future when I’m ready to really exercise again. My digestion has improved. No one would believe that I am going regularly and easily with what I’m eating! I’m enjoying food, but the cravings are all gone. (I’ve been an emotional and over eater.) I’ve been warm! To the point of wondering if I will ever wear my winter clothes again. And just yesterday and today, I’m tempted to say, that my dry skin is improving. My hands have been so dry the last few winters that they crack and hurt and feel tight. I’ve even been using my husband’s prescription lotion for extremely dry skin, and it’s helped, but I’ve had to use so much. But yesterday and today I don’t think I used any, and my hands are starting to feel smooth again! (even with no dishwasher in our house) And, my back hurts less and the knee pain I was having is less, even as I gain weight. I’m hoping, that my temperatures are going to stay high and my body will be happy in its abundance of nourishment and soon stop gaining weight. I trust that will happen. Until then, I just keep wearing what I’m comfortable in. I’m making myself a new wrap skirt. I think that’s the best invention. :) I’m trying to keep a light attitude, but yes, there are times when I don’t like seeing myself “big” again. But, healthy? I’m ready for that!! Good luck!! Let’s stick around here. It’s good to see other people’s progress and be reminded to notice little changes and stay positive. I find it helpful to re-read the books, too, finding reminders and things I good see and remember that keep me on track. We can do this. We deserve to be healthy.
I like what Matt says about disease and sickness in general (thinking about your lyme disease and thyroid and adrenals). He says, get your metabolism up, get your body functioning at its best, then see what’s left and get help for that. You might be surprised, or you might be a really healthy person that needs some help with something still. :)