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Metabolism slowing down?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I've been staying within my calorie range and exercising at least 30 minutes a day, but the weight is creeping on. Not bad. I'm still in my weight range, but I think I may be out of a challenge. I set my target weight to a lower one because I kept going under in the last challenge. However, now I'm not at that weight. Frustrating!

I really wonder if I'm starting premenopause. It seems like no matter what I do lately, I don't see results on the scale. Yes I have some muscle, but I think you all know what I mean. Those numbers going up really bug me!!

It's going to snow again this weekend, so I'll be on the stationary bike. Maybe I need to cut my calories back, just a bit, and see if that helps.

Any advice to those of you ladies that are more "mature" than I am? emoticon
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    Don't get me started on the perimenopause stuff. I'm living the dream now.

    I've not heard anything about weight gain other than it is harder because you have less estragen. Thyroid seems more plausible to me, too. Or it could be that winter time weight creep.
    1484 days ago
    Is there fructose/sugar in your diet? You could try eliminating that without necessarily decreasing calories.

    1484 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I would have your blood work tested to see if you have any deficiencies such as thyroid. It can also tell you your estrogen levels and if you are in pre menopause.
    I have also heard that your body gets used to a certain exercise rate and that you should vary the length and type of exercise. However, you are doing that by doing the bike instead of running.

    I know that I have read that your metabolism slows down as you get older. I have found that in the last 3 years, it takes me longer to lose the up pounds in my range. I have increased my exercise with the tracker but it still takes longer.

    I know how frustrating it is to see the scale go up for no good reason! Hang in there. I hope your experimenting works and that you find a solution. In the book State of Thin, the author talks about revving up metabolism.

    1484 days ago
    Could be building muscle?
    1485 days ago
    The same thing happened to me about 3 years ago... so I went to my doctor and the first thing she said was 'we need to check your thyroid" When my blood work came back.... She was right, it was my thyroid. She put me on thyroid medication and and now my thyroid is working, metabolism and weight is just perfect now!
    1485 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    You are describing what I think brought me to spark people.

    Sorry, no advice. But plenty of sympathy!

    1485 days ago
    Mine died.
    1485 days ago
    The bottom line - the older you get, the harder it gets. I can remember my mother who always kept her weight within a 5 pound range, saying that she had to work more and more while eating less and less to stay the same. And, the good news? While you're fighting biology, if you're willing to put in the effort - and I know you are - it's possible to stay within your weight range.

    1485 days ago
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