SparkPeople menopausal ladies that can't lose weight Team Messageboard women in the 50's, in good physical condition, younger looking that have problems losing the weight in spite of diet and exercise SparkPeople menopausal ladies that can't lose weight Team Messageboard Don't listen to your doctor..... ...when he / she says "now that you're 50, you can't lose weight. Menopausal women (40,'s, 50's, 60's) CAN achieve weight loss goals. The majority of my clients (as well as myself!) are in this demographic and do incredibly well! Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:30:53 EST I've messed up my metabolism! Ugh!!! I'm 53, last period two years ago. I need to lose 20 pounds. I lost 22 pounds while delivering mail for 9 months. I walked 8 to 10 miles daily. Then, I sprained my wrist and gained back 15 pounds. There was never ever any time to eat lunch while delivering mail. I did not change my diet, in fact I was barely eating anything but drinking iced coffee while injured and not working, <BR> <BR> I started working out 6 weeks ago, and lost maybe 3 pounds. I decided to change up my workouts and do ca... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:54:39 EST Weight gain and hormones I'm 58 and have gained 20 pounds since menopause. My hormone doctor says I have estrogen dominance, thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue. She has me on progesterone and estrogen cream, DHEA and a supplement for my adrenals. I try to walk 10,000 steps a day but am averaging 7600. I am just too tired to do more. I do some weights three times a week, watch my carbs and calories but can't tone up or build any muscle or lose weight or inches. I used to be an aerobic instructor when I was in ... Sat, 2 May 2015 13:11:12 EST Menopause and that dreaded belly fat Hello all! I am 60 years old and have been using Spark for 3 years off and on. It's been a complete roller coaster of up and down, up and down. My fault, not the fault of anyone but me, BUT .......... I am just so stuck at not being able to lose weight past a certain amount. I will spend months and months to lose 10 pounds, my belly measurement never changes and I'm so frustrated. I will see the loss in my legs, my arms, my neck, my butt, but NEVER in the belly. After the initial 10 pou... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01:30 EST what am I doing wrong I am still yo-yoing between 156 and 158 and it has been like that since last summer, I exercise 2-3 times a week for at least 1 hour and I eat healthily, I did have an issue with emotional eating but mostly seem to have overcome that. <BR> I only need to loose about 10 pounds for me to be in the safe zone, I gained weight after an operation(hysterectomy) until then I had mostly kept to the I weight needed to be. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:08:21 EST Been off my diet For some weeks now I have not been following my diet and up till last week I have not lost or put on any weight(I weigh myself on a Monday in Boots), I must get back on my diet otherwise I will be putting on all that I have lost over the last few years. <BR> I do no what is causing my problem and it is a biggie STRESS which makes me pick at food in the evening, I know I don't need it but cannot stop myself and any advice would be welcome. <BR> I also find the evenings very and apart from Tu... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:10:05 EST restart Tomorrow, I am going to walk around the block and do at least 15 crunches. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:18:38 EST I'm Back! I lost 25 pounds 4 years ago with Spark People. I am now 53 and have gained back 15 of those pounds. My goal is to loose 15 pounds by October 7, but it is a struggle. No matter how much I watch what I eat or how much I exercise, I can't loose it! My husband and I did Insanity and he lost over 20 lbs. and I lost 5. So frustrating! But I am not giving up and am starting to track everything through Spark People. I appreciate any tips and advice! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:00:19 EST Would like a weight loss ticker! Hi all, I am new to the team and would love a weight loss ticker! Not sure how to get one but I now it would be nice to see any progress! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:54:22 EST 52 and don't know what to do You know when I hit 50 everything started going down hill. Between menopause and inflammatory arthritis and all the meds I'm on especially the Prednisone all I'm doing is gaining weight. I'm not very good at dieting because there are so many different things out there and it just confuses me. Do I count calories, points, watch fat or carbs. I just have no idea. I need help and I'm hoping that someone out there can tell me what I need to do. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:48:07 EST 51 and frustrated too! I'll be 52 in Feb. I CANNOT lose weight. I track my food, I exercise and I lose 2-3 pounds and then it comes right back. I mean just from Monday to Sunday. It is so frustrating. Help someone please tell me this will end. <em>234</em> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:05:50 EST Greetings Hello my name is Tammy. I am returning to SparkPeople and plan to start the year off right getting healthy. I'm not 50 quite yet (not til Feb.) but I thought I was close enough. My goal first and foremost to get healthier in 2013. I am in pretty good health considering the extra (at least) 50 lbs I need to lose. I have no set time in mind, I take that back, I'd like to lose as much weight as healthly possible by late spring, early summer. I hope to get some awesome tips from all of you. Thank... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:42:39 EST November Challenge (What are your goals) My November Goals are: <BR> 1. 1500 minutes of cardio: <BR> 2. 250 minutes of strength training: <BR> 3. 500 minutes walk to dog: <BR> 4. Track food everyday: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:18:48 EST Would like to press rewind - 50 not so nifty Hello all. I was semi-happy to find this group. Happy because, I'm not the only one gaining at this period in my life, but sad, because I didn't see a lot of hope that I can start losing again. I am from Missouri and in November of 2009 I weighed 220 pounds. In January, I discovered Sparkpeople and by the end of December, 2010, I was down nearly 70 pounds. I gained back a few when I stopped tracking religiously every day, but still maintained 160 or so for nearly a year. Then all of a s... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:37:13 EST 51 and frustrated... I don't mind my age. I enjoy being at a place where I don't really care what someone else thinks of me outside of the handful of people I love and respect enough to listen when they tell me something is off. I have always had curves, but over the past two years my bottom has widened and my waist has thickened and frankly I don't recognize my body anymore. I eat a pretty healthy diet, stay between 1200-1500 cals per day, walk 4 day a week and drink 2 quarts of water every day. I think I'm ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:36:12 EST New to Team Hi Everyone-I'm from SW Ohio. My husband and I started our new getting healthy program on Oct.14th. I am recovering from a broken leg and couldn't do my low impact aerobics for 10 weeks. I not only broke my leg but gained 9 pounds-not a good thing. We did our first weigh in on Oct. 24. My Husband was waiting for me when I came home from work with a big grin on his face. I stepped on the scale -I'd lost 1 pound and my husband jumped on the scale-he lost 25 pounds. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:12:19 EST let's commit to something! Ok I am going to commit to tracking every day for one month with a goal of 1200 cals a day and exercise 5 days a week. I jog three miles 2x a week and take classes at the dailey method 3 times a week. I know I should get my miles up to at least 12 a week so that's a commitment this month also. I don't think we should say we cant lose weight without doing what it takes. We don't get to go back to the old days of eliminating the crap and losing weight. We already do do many good things. Now l... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:00:50 EST new rules I have been very frustrated because over the years my eating and exercise habits have improved and my weight has climbed. Clearly hormones and menopause have changed the playing field. Big realization.....I can actually gain weight on many diets. Anything over 1500 calories a day and I will gain. In truth I likely eat 1800 some days but most days its around 1500. 1000 gals a day equals weight loss. But it is damn hard to really accept these new rules. All the diet pros say that is too few ca... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:43:32 EST Now I am depressed...... I have tried everything to lose weight and spent thousands of dollars. I suffer from Hypothyroid and am Diabetic. Recently my thyroid almost shut completely down and no matter what I eat, I cannot get my blood glucose level under 170! I am now on insulin. I am so depressed and my doctor says my antideppresent isn't working because of my diabetes. I have no desire to do anything except cry. I am praying that Sparkpeople will get me going somehow. Thanks for listening. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:42:12 EST I thought I was the only one I was starting to think that there is something wrong with me. I also eat a healthy diet, drink lots of water and still can't lose weight. I currently have some back issues that I working through which has stop my excercising. However even when I was working out I still didn't lose any weight. I need to lose about 20 lbs so any tips or tricks would be welcome <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:40:03 EST trying yet again.... Four years ago I weighed 180 lbs, I joined LA WEIGHT LOSS and lost 52 lbs! Their program worked at the beginning, however, keeping it off was very hard and it gradually returned. Now my weight is 169.4 lbs as of this morning and feeling miserable about it. I have run three half marathons in the last two years, even though I'm not very fast or even consider myself a runner. My sister is a runner, that's why I took it up, thinking I could become thin and fit like her. The training was brutal,... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:13:53 EST New Member Hello all! I too am perimemopausal. Its soo good to find people who can relate to all the strange things that are going on with me at this time in my life. I too have the stubborn weight which refuses to leave my body no matter how much I diet and exercise. Ive always been flat in the stomach area. Now i have a belly and have had one for the past year. My "friend hasnt stopped altogether yet but it is visiting me every other month. I cant wait for it to stop altogether. Any way Im glad I ... Tue, 15 May 2012 10:35:57 EST Trying something new Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just turned 50 but have been struggling losing weight for the past three years. My hope is to stay committed to writing down my food intake and activity to keep a record and see if it's my diet or just me. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 19:11:36 EST sayin hi Hello ladies, my name is Adinda and i am from Holland. I eat right, drink right, water of course:) I love exercising, fitness, nordic walking, indoor rowing. Thinking i am still a young "goddess" i did not warm up properly, result injury, that combined with menopause suddenly brought the scale to a whopping 95 kilo. And for now it seems to stick. But i am not ashamed of my body, when i go swimming i still have my sports bikini on. If the gentlemen can show their belly why not me? <BR> I am gl... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 04:52:12 EST Hi My name is Becca, I'm 50 years old and having trouble losing weight. I joined this team to get some support & help. Thanks! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:10:27 EST Bio-Identical Hormones and weight gain Hi, Anyone out there on bio-identical hormone therapy for peri-menopause? I gained 10 pounds when I started. When I go off, hot flashes and irritability are way too strong. Any suggestions? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:27:23 EST sounds like a good team I had an hysterectomy about 8 years ago and since then I have found it very hard to lose weight but I am still trying as I already have have some minor health problems and do not want them to get worse. <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:33:42 EST I'm new, and I need this team!!! Hi Everyone, <BR> I noticed there is not a lot of participation in this team. I would like this to change as I am very frustrated with my lack of weight loss, and sharing with other ladies going through the same as me, will be motivating and I'm sure very informative for all. <BR> I gained about 24 lbs in the last 2 years, I'm 51. I've tried WW, and lost 5 lbs over 3 months, and all of the sudden all those pounds came back! I workout 6 days a week, and try to watch what I eat. I've had my h... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 18:15:20 EST Hello, I'm new I am one of the menopausal women who was shocked at the changes in my body. So glad to be here to give and get support. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:46:07 EST Hello, I am a newbie Good evening, I am a newbie to this website. <BR> I have 40 pounds to lose and am determined to get this flubber off so my muscles can shine thru. I have a personal trainer and strength train 3 days a week and am doing cardio at least 5 times a week. Looking forward to participating in this website. So far, I enjoy everything i am doing. <BR> <BR> My one question is why does the Fitness tracker not record calories for weight training. if I do strength training for 30 minutes and cardio... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 21:59:38 EST Hello Hi there, I am new to SP. I am 58 and around 100 lbs. to lose. I try everyday to walk for 30 minutes. It is so much harder to lose the weight and it seems to come off so much slower. I look forward to making new friends, and helping one another with ideas and encouragement. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:21:53 EST Vitamins Here are some vitamins that I take that help me to feel more energized and help with all the side effects of Peri-menopause. <BR> Multi-vitamin <BR> Calcium & Magnesium + D3 <BR> Vit E <BR> St. John's Wart for anxiety & depression <BR> Folic Acid <BR> Gingko-confusion <BR> Hawthorne berry- good for cardiovascular because woman tend to have more heart problems once they get to this stage in life <BR> Vit B <BR> Valerian Root - calming-for those who have a bit of insomnia <BR> <BR> black coh... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:46:23 EST It's the week that never ends!!! Ladies, it has been a tough week this week. I am bloated, I have several size 14 pants and some fall off of me and some are so tight that when I sit I need to unbuckle them. Quite uncomfortable. I am so tired of salad, fruit, chicken, water, blah, blah, blah...boring. So, what should I do? Hmmm, I just don't know. I feel really tired and I wonder if I am eating enough protein. I have not exercised once this week after my 1 week of doing 10 minutes. I really just want a nap. Hmmm, I w... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:46:13 EST Let's set this team on FIRE! Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am now a co-team leader for this Spark Team Page. Welcome! I hope that we can all help each other during this time of our lives. <BR> <BR> I changed the picture for our team to show the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It is a long, beautiful bridge in Florida and I think it is appropriate for our photo. Why you ask? Well because we are leaving behind a time in our lives and we are on this highway to another time of our lives. Although the time we are headed towards seems ... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:04:15 EST NEW CO-LEADER FOR OUR TEAM! I requested to be the new co-leader for our team because I really need this team. The fact that it is small than the other teams and directly related to my issue is wonderful for me. I would like to invite each of the members back so that we can bring this team back to life. <BR> <BR> Please join me. Later on today if not by tomorrow I will post my story about how menopause struck me down. Maybe some of you will be able to relate and maybe we can help each other. <BR> <BR> I look forwar... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:28:11 EST Good Bye It's obvious that no one is a participant of this forum, I think I was talking to myself in my posts. No biggie, it's good to blog. So, I am signing off from this team because there is no one here. Maybe it should be removed in its entirety because new people will come upon it and say "yea, that's me" and then lose hope because no one is here. <BR> <BR> So ladies, I wish you all the best. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> ; } Mon, 27 Jun 2011 07:54:27 EST It's weigh in day and I can be sad but.... Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> Today is my weigh in day and I am at the same weight as last week. Don't be sad for me because I did lose 1/2 an inch from under my boobs. Any improvement is improvement. I also feel pretty good, my pants finally fit. This is great for me because I only had one pair of pants that fit, now I have more. I just refused to buy the next size up. I knew that if I did, I would become complacent and then buy more and next thing you know I am fatter than ever! N... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:09:07 EST New Menopausal Member Hi All, <BR> I was so happy to hear that there are women who are experiencing the same exact things I am. I don't know of anyone that is at the same stage I am so being here with you is nice. At least I am not alone. <BR> Like many of you, menopause has caused all kinds of happenings in my body. I have gained stubborn weight that does not seem to want to go away no matter what I do. I am so fat around the middle, I look pregnant! I have had night sweats, day sweats, I'm itchy, hairy in... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:56:31 EST Yep, thats me! When I saw the name of this team, it described me perfectly. In menapause and can't lose weight - in fact at the beginning of the year I was working out and watching my diet and GAINING weight - and yes, I know, working out with weights can put on muscle weight, but my clothes were not getting any bigger on me. From January 4th until February 20th, I gained 10 pounds. I was seeing my regular doctor and my gyno and neither of them had any answers. I also have hypothyroidism which doesn't h... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:18:43 EST weighing in i've been on Spark for almost a week and I was wondering if everyone checks their weight everyday or just once a week. I was advised by a few people to think 4-5 lbs a month instead of a big number, so it would be great to get some feedback. Thanks! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:59:47 EST Co-leader(s) needed If you are interested in becoming a co-leader on this team and relighting the SPARK of the members and/or recruiting new members, reply to this post or send me an email and I will send you an invite. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:50:07 EST Hello I am new to this group. I can relate to this group because it does get harder to lose weight as we get older. However, I refuse to quit trying. I just quit smoking about 9 months ago. I feel like if I can do that then I can try to lose the pounds. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:05:18 EST Backsliding This past week I've cheated several times. It started with going to a retirement party and eating cake and that sent me in a downward spiral. Someone told me the other day that when we have sugar our body craves more of it because of the bacteria in our intestines; she suggested doing a cleanse for 2 or 3 day to get rid of the bacteria; hopefully in the next few days I will get up the courage to try it. One plus is there is supposed to be some weight loss a result of the cleanse; that's a m... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:18:50 EST New to Spark People Hello to everyone. Thank-you for the warm and kind welcome. I am overwhelmed by all of this. Hopefully this will come easier as this process continues. Thank-you again. Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:27:33 EST I'm New Hello; <BR> <BR> I am 56 years old and I have been on hrt (hormone replacement therapy) for about 3 years. I also have chronic autoimmune diseases for which I take medicines that have caused me to gain about 25 or 30 pounds. For the most part I eat a low carb diet and I exercise on the WII and I have warm water therapy 2 times a week. In the warm water I am able to do exercises that I could never do on land. I'm not sure how many calories I burn in the water but on the WII I try to burn at l... Mon, 31 May 2010 11:47:18 EST Back with a whole new attitude! I joined this team when I first checked out Sparkpeople because the title fits where I am and have been. But I realize my messages when I first got on the site were negative and defeatist. I just finished reading The Spark and really appreciated the wisdom in it. Even if weight doesn't come off quickly, the small, consistent changes we choose to make will contribute positively to our health, our attitude, our well-being. I've decided to be positive instead of negative. I'm so excited abo... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:26:10 EST I knew you were out there! Hi. I am in North Carolina , perimenopausal for EVER! <BR> Have yet to go 12 months without a period, it is like it starts all over. I am presently in my second month without period. Longst i have gone with no period was 5 months, two times! <BR> Quit smoking January 1st of this 2010. Have grown a tire around my middle where pilates middle used to be. I have 30 to 35 lbs to loose and need some support! I started working out this week and just got the The Spark, 28 breakthrough plan. Anyone in... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:54:02 EST My doctor said I can't lose weight because I'm 50 I went to the doctor in July. I wanted to lose weight, but was having no luck on my own. My doctor told me it is because I was 50 and in menopause. She said I would not be able to lose weight, that I was only 30 lbs overweight and to accept it. I got very angry and went to weight watchers. I have lost 11 lbs so far, I look better, but I am having trouble losing the rest of the weight. I will not give up! I need some help here! Maybe some inspiration? <em>303</em> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:07:28 EST