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Menopause has bitten me in the butt.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Well I have returned yet once more to try to lose weight. It seems after I lose about 20 pounds or so I get bored and just stop. But this time I gained all the weight I have lost all 53 pounds of it. emoticon Before I would gain about 10-15 of the pounds I had lost, but this time I think menopause had decided all of it was going to come back. So I took some time and just didn't worry about my wight at all. kind of let things even out so to speak.

Today was my new day 1 emoticon . I did okay for the most part with lunch, didn't have breakfast; then totally pigged out with dinner. But I am not going to beat myself up over it. Taking the tomorrow is a new day mind set.

I did drink some water emoticon ; something I just never do. So if I drink one glass of water that is really good for me.

Happy losing!
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RASPBERRY56 11/19/2013 4:24AM

    I'm dealing with that myself - yep, it's a nasty beast indeed! I actually consider myself fairly fortunate in a sense........at least I had a fairly sedate transition.......yeah, there've been night sweats and "warm waves" (that describes the phenomenon with my body better than "hot flashes"), but I know of many folks who've had it much worse, including my mom - she ended up with an emergency hysterectomy (it was *not* pretty, believe you me)!

You're starting out well - slow and steady wins the race, as that old saying goes! Hang in there!

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BTRX71 11/19/2013 1:50AM

    Menopause-one of the many joys of womanhood. emoticon I love the heat flashes especially. Though I don't understand how with all the heat and sweating I still gain weight?! emoticon Good luck on your renewed journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 11/19/2013 1:18AM

    When I had my hysterectomy at 48, that winter I gained 40# as I had such a problem with being COLD all the time and I ate stew and soup, etc. and gained and gained. So I know what you are dealing with.

Just get the weight off. Read Richard Bernstein M.D. "The Diabetes Solution" as it has so much on INSULIN RESISTANCE. He says we are all headed for Type 2 diabetes if we don't change. He says Metformin is very helpful for all of us. He has lectures on YouTube. He's had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and he is a healthy 78 now.

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SUSANBEAMON 11/19/2013 1:01AM

  by the time you hit menopause, you and your fat are such good friends that it doesn't want to leave.

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