My thyroid is funky too, and I am searching for answers as well.
I am like you. My symptoms have been going on way longer than what the numbers were showing. May I ask...have you had an ultrasound of your thyroid done? I recently changed doctors because of a move across the country. The first doctor didn't do the ultrasound, (the one who put me on the meds) but this doctor said whenever she puts someone on meds for hypothyroidism, an ultrasound comes right along with it.
We did an ultrasound last week. There are two masses on my thyroid, and I have to have even more tests done. Of course, she's not sure, but she said people have masses often and they turn out to be nothing. It's good to get a baseline though, in case something is going on.
I will say that losing weight is REALLY hard for me too. When I focus on just that, it can make me quite blue. However, I am sooooo thankful I am doing this process. I know my moods are better, my energy level is higher, and my overall health is way better than it could be if I weren't doing anything while dealing with this thyroid problem.
I didn't realize Jillian had written a book about it. I will have to check it out. Thank you.
Keep doing the program, and asking questions. Work with your doctor, and I'm sure you'll / we'll find a solution.
Please keep us posted.