||I am 240 lbs, 5'11, and a kickboxing/boot camp/pilates instructor with 40 lbs. to lose. I am 28, a stay-at-home mom, and extremely motivated. This group is intended to discuss underlying causes of weight problems that are not discussed by doctors. Thyroid issues can go undiagnosed because most doctors are not using the new thyroid stimulating hormone range. I've been hypothyroid for years, but the doctors assured me that my TSH levels were normal. Another factor that I was unaware of is food allergies. I didn't even know that I was allergic to certain foods until I had a blood test done. Food allergies can make your weight fluctuate as much as five pounds in a 24 hour period. Last thing. Candida is a major weight gain culprit. It is brought on by antibiotic usage, birth control pills, white flour, refined sugars, and processed foods. If you're interested in learning more, go ahead and join the group.