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Frustration at 50

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Just turned 50 in July...hottest summer I can ever remember....husband recovering post cancer surgery... not able to do much outdoors and I've gained inches inches inches in all the wrong places...sigh. I'm really struggling with frustration right now. Don't think I've ever been this discouraged. I really need to get motivated and moving and I just can't seem to get past my appetite. It feels like I'm always hungry and will power and discipline seem to be a thing of the past.

any ideas?
Ush
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OPALMOON 9/2/2012 11:02AM

    Hi Ush,

I am so sorry to hear your DH had cancer surgery! I hope he is recovering well. All the worry you would have had with this along with an intensely hot summer will make it challenging to maintain your weight let alone shed some. I sympathise with your discouragement and wonder if the appetite has any menopausal cause, or perhaps it has been driven by worry, which is understandable to say the least. Increased stress can lead to weight gain...

Perhaps journaling might help deal with the emotions if you aren't doing that at the moment. I know for myself I find I am pretty much useless in our summers here - and I am not looking forward to the one coming up! I haven't been much more than house-bound pretty much all year with Fibromyalgia...and I find my appetite always spikes around hormonal patterns and then settles again...though I don't seem to move out of a 4 kg range. I hope this is a passing phase for you and that DH improves so you don't have extra worry on his account.

Remember to nurture and be kind to yourself! I don't know if any of this helps...thinking of you and sending prayers and big hugs,

Nattacia

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