Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Am I the only one out here that is having her own personal summer? Right now I feel extremely sweaty and I'm only sitting at a computer typing.
My forehead is moist; upper lip, neck, underarms and back... all have a humidity level that could rival my morning shower!
I have reduced my weight, lowered my use of salt, trimmed back the caffeine and, OK, tonight I tried a super Yellow Curry sauce over a small portion of lean pork chop---YUM-MY!
I've been told about curtailing my spice intake if I want to remain dry and 'normal coloured' in the face. No more spices???
When a hot flash hits, I look like an embarrassed tomato!
If you've never read about menopause or Nature's introduction to it-- perimenopause, let me share the statistics with you. Any time around the average age of 47, women can expect a reduction of hormones. This unstable and very erratic physiological manifistation can last for 10 years! (Don't assume that only estrogen is lacking. We women can have differing levels of progesterone too.)
Self medicating can really get you out of balance if you don't find out which hormone is out of whack for you.
So, I guess I'll go change into something cotton or perspiration-wicking, put on the walking shoes and go for a bit of a hike. If I'm going to blush for no reason, I might as well let the wind buffet my face. I'll pass it off as wind burn!