Getting healthy when going through menopause
Friday, January 18, 2013
I am 47 years old. I am a grandmother, mother of 4 children and wife of 28 years. I am very happy except for the fact that I have high cholesterol and I am obese. I cannot express the anxiety it causes to think of that. I always thought I was pleasantly plump. Isn't that what gramma's are supposed to be? Well once I went to the doctor and he told me I was not only obese but severely obese; I was devastated! I needed to change my whole outlook on how I see my body. I started watching my food intake. I started walking! I initially lost 29 pounds the first 6 months! Then I stopped loosing weight! Again, I was devastated! I am still walking and running 3-5 miles 4 times a week and I work out an hour 6 days a week. I apparently still eat too much because I lost 4 pounds only since starting in November. I started tracking my food intake through SP and I said WHAT? I am overeating still! So now that I am back on track I know I will be extending very good news soon!!! The doctor also told me that maybe my body is just made to be large....I am obviously working out enough....maybe because I am going through menopause....I didn't like that answer. So I am more motivated to keep working out and eating right so I can prove him wrong!!! I am the captain of my own destiny!!