'm 58 and lost the weight right around the time I entered menopause, and was diagnosed hypothyroid. I just decided I wasn't going to listen to (or read) anything that said it was really difficult or hard or impossible or anything like that. I found those types of things to be too discouraging. True, it was easier to quickly drop a few pounds, when I was younger. But I'm not younger any more, and it is what it is. There is no point beating my head against the wall because I'm not 30 any more. So I pretty much just ignored my menopause status & the thyroid (I take medication for it), and followed the Spark guidelines.
I found the Nutrition Tracker to be the absolute, most helpful thing there is. From everything I've seen and heard and read, weight loss (or gain!) has a lot to do with what/ how much we eat. Period. Exercise is very important for overall health and fitness, and we can enhance our weight loss efforts through exercise. But you can't out-exercise a bad diet.
And there is a ton of really good information, articles, fitness demo's and video's, right here on Spark.... all for free.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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