OMG, Not Even Perimenopause Can Stop Me!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Hi my SparkPeople! Good news, bad news, and OMG news!!! Let me tell the bad news before the good then finish off with the OMG news. BAD=May has NOT been my month. I haven't been exercising or eating like I know I should. GOOD=Thankfully, I haven't gained any weight. As a matter of a fact, I've continued to lose weight but inches lost have slowed. Luckily, I know why.
BAD=Also, my hot flashes are back. GRRRRRR!!! Oh how I hate them! I guess I could be perimenopausal. I'm 37 years old which, according to my limited research, is in the age range of the onset of perimenopause. I also read that exercise can offset the symptoms of perimenopause and that by exercising for 30 minutes or more on 3-4 days per week, I can reduce these symptoms. Guess what? When I was exercising regularly, the hot flashes went away. Yet, this month as my exercising has slowed almost to a halt, they are back with a vengeance. So, I know I need to get my butt back in gear and I will!!! My oldest daughter paid my gym membership for June as my Mother's Day gift. Kinda sweet, huh? She has her moments. LOL.
Okay, now on to the OMG news!!! On my lunchbreak today, I went to the mall to try on some summer dresses. I can fit into some size 10 dresses!!! Do you understand me??? Size 10s!!! That's my goal size!!! Now, the size 10 was snug...although I've seen some people strut in dresses that were as tight or tighter. The point is that I can actually fit into a size 10 dress, zip it up and everything!!! WoW!!! I am so close to where I want to be!!! My body won't stop even if my mind signed off for a short time period. My body is telling me that I've come to far to give up now!!! That's why I've continue to lose weight despite my laziness and nonchalance with making better food choices. The reasons for me to press on and continue my healthy lifestyle outweigh the reasons that I could think of to give up so I'm still hanging in here. Who knows??? Size 10s might eventually be too big for me. LOL.