Interesting, I feel cardio is much more stressful than strength training. Cardio takes up a lot of time, strength training a few mins. and you are done.
Andrea, it sounds like you are constantly upping your cortisol levels, you seem so stressed with all this. Maybe dial back all the exercise except maybe some simple yoga stretching for a week and see how you go then.
When I first started out right after my retirement, I was doing at least one hour long class of exercise /fitness M-F and riding my bike (at very low level, mind you) on the weekends. I finally realized I was not taking any time off from activities and the weight was stalled out. I gave myself a week long break, then went to only 3 classes a week and doing walking and some yoga stretching about 5x a week, I had two full days without anything but maybe a short stroll if the weather was good. I started to drop the weight and I felt SO much better. I was still doing 40/30/30 at that time.
With LCHF, I go to a strength training circuit class, so some videos 2x a week, mostly jessicasmithtv whole body strength training and my 28 day rolling average of steps is between 10-12K now. I take a short bike ride when I feel like it maybe every two weeks, I am not an avid cyclist obviously, but I do enjoy it when I ride.