Menopause and weight
Sunday, October 06, 2013
When I was told I was in menopause a year ago, I was shocked and not ready. By June of this year, I was not loosing weight and my upper arms looked flabby for the first time in my life. I already struggled with weight gain from PCOS, but now what worked in the past was not working. Then started the hot flashes, not sleeping well, being tired all the time, not able to think clearly, emotions off, daily headaches and not able to loose weight. After two months, I said enough - I am not going through years of this!
I researched my options and made an appointment with a specialist. The wait list was almost 3 months. I am now on bio-identical hormone therapy. I also started a toxic cleanse program and food introduction to see if I am sensitive to specific foods. After the initial withdrawal shock of cutting sodas and caffeine out of my diet, I am slowly loosing weight. I feel much better, can sleep at night, do not have the daily headaches, and I no longer suffer from the emotional roller coaster I was on.
This has allowed me to return to being myself again. I am able to concentrate on my daughter, work, and grad school.
It is a major change in my eating habits. I have never been an over eater. I had poor eating habits though. I have never been a breakfast person. I am still struggling with trying to eat breakfast within the first hour of waking up. I am eating fresh, organic food; which takes more time to prepare than the frozen "diet" meals. I also found out that those frozen healthy meals were actually giving me headaches.
Now if I can only get my daughter to eat with me.