Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Menopause Weight Gain and Belief
Right now I'm really, really frustrated with my menopause weight gain. I'm feed up as H--- and not going to take it any more. I know my health is important; however the last few months I've taken it for granted. Because it is important to me to feel sexy and confident, this menopause weight gain is not helping my mindset right now.
Just this morning I read a blog post discussing te book ‘Blink‘ by Malcom Gladwell (author of ‘The Tipping Point‘).
Basically, the book is about how your automatic, unconscious knowledge can pull together unbelievable resources in the ‘blink‘ of an eye…
The book points out some absolutely fascinating things about beliefs, and how they control outcomes – completely outside of your awareness.
Menopause Weight Gain can happen during any of the three stages of menopause:
1 - Perimenopause: The phase leading up to menopause when your hormones begin the change (remember puberty?)
2 - Menopause: Once you have gone 12 months without a period
3 - Post Menopause: The years after
I believe people are generally afraid to talk about menopause. We in the western culture believe menopause means a loss of beauty and youth. Oh sure, we are in the most modern of times. We can even access Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet in the air. However, when it comes to “the change” people become extremely uncomfortable. In general a ton of jokes are made about the entire process. A great deal of woman and families are suffering in silence.
Life today for most people is extremely demanding. Both parents’ work, commute times are long; kids are scheduled to the max all leaving no time for “me” time in a woman’s life. Then out of left field you begin to experience the most unusual of symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, forget fullness. You and your family begin to wonder, “Am I going crazy.”
As a flight attendant I’ve always been amazed at the things people will tell you on the jump seat about their lives. These are people whom you would have just met an hour ago. Yet you sit on the jump seat for take off and between the time the wheels hit the belly of the plane and level out at 30,000 feet; max 30 minutes, you find out some pretty interesting things about people. It’s like sitting on the jump seat during that time period is your “couch time” at the therapist office.
However even with all of the openness and sharing not once has anyone in the thousands of hours I’ve been sitting there has anyone brought up menopause? Yes, there have been times people have made fun of themselves around a hot flash they are having right at the moment, otherwise the topic is not discussed.
Getting Rid of Menopause Weight Gain
Reading the blog post around belief this morning helped me realize in my mind getting rid of menopause weight gain is hard. My past few years experiences around my weight has given me exactly what I believed ~ a battle and a struggle around getting rid of menopause weight gain.
This blog post helped me understand "easy" does not mean pain free. So I've decided to shift my mindset, enjoy my 12 week body transformation and believe getting rid of my menopause weight gain is easy because I've got a plan.