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Just updating...

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I haven't blogged recently. While some areas of my healthy lifestyle are going really well, others seem to be sliding steadily downhill.

First the good! I have been persevering with exercise and fitness minutes despite having a few injuries slowing me up...I just work around the problem areas of my body and find something new to do.

I've tried some new recipes. I think, for me, trying anything new wakes me up a bit, my tastebuds enjoy the experience, I like the way it feels. I've used some herbs from my container garden and really like the way they add some great flavor to my meals, and teas!

Now for the bad, I'm putting this out there, not to be cheered on, or validated for my bad choices, or reprimanded, just to be honest about my struggles....I continue to eat too many snacks and go over my calories. My "justification" for over-indulgence is that I feel super-sluggish, low energy, brain-fogged, I seriously feel drugged!!!

Okay, so I know many of you are like, "but eating those extra carbs isn't going to help you in the long run....you'll feel more tired after the burst of energy they give you"...and you are RIGHT!!! But, KNOWING it and DOING something about it, are two completely diferent things!!! When I'm tired and feeling blue, it's easier to go with old coping skills, even if they don't work long term...

So, what am I doing about this re-occuring problem? Well, I'm educating myself. I have recently been reading articles about menopause, peri-menopause and diet...trying to research foods that will help me feel more energetic throughout the day. I haven't hit upon a magic book or group of foods yet...I'm limiting caffiene, and making sure I get enough water and fruits and vegetables. I'm getting outside everyday, rain or shine, heat or cold becasue it energizes me and clears my head. I'm trying new things, hobbies, workouts, changing up routines, just to keep my mind more focused.

Thanks for reading! I AM open to hearing about ways other women have coped or are coping with the whole peri-menopause, menopause thing. Particularly, if you have found a book that addresses these issues, I'd love to hear from you! Anyone found a team here on SP that is helpful with this issue?

Thanks everyone!!! Have a great day!



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PATTIE441 6/10/2012 6:08PM

    Hi Sheri! I totally understand. Sorry you are going through this right now. Here is a pretty good team with some helpful information. You will get even more info when you look under the other topics threads on the team. They have some great info.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/groups_individual.asp?g
id=35537

I also took soy tablets and chocolate soy milk. It actually helped me. Good luck my friend! You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMAWLINDALOU 6/3/2012 12:22PM

    I understand where you are coming from I had a hysterectomy over 20 yrs. ago. I am having trouble getting back on track from my oral surgery, I still don't have my teeth looks like sometime in July. I have been doing the minimal workouts and eating things I should not be eating. Just not on a schedule like I once was, I have gained one pound but feel crummy alll the time no energy. It loooks like I am going to be keeping two oldest grandkids this summer not sure how that is going to work, they will keep me busy for sure. Thanks for listening me rant and rave. Hope you have a great week!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 6/3/2012 10:49AM

    emoticon Yes, it is tough but make the decision to eat better and you will!

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PEPPYPATTI 6/2/2012 6:44PM

    I understand what you are going through. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 23. It does cause a lot of changes to your body. Sometimes I will eat something without even knowing why, even telling myself I am just undoing what I have been working so hard for but that is not enough to stop me. I just stopped beating myself up over it & go on. You should too! It is nice to have you back!
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LVMAMAW 6/2/2012 3:37PM

    2 books I found seemed to help me through it all:
The Silent Passage - by Gail Sheehy
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Guide To Good Health- by Dr Nancy Snyderman

They both address the issue and are not hard reading. Good Luck!
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LAURAJS2 6/2/2012 2:52PM

    I am glad to be back here myself and am happy to find you still on Spark. Maybe just posting a new blog post will inspire some change for you. You have so much to feel good about just a little tweaking on your journey! Have a great week!

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