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3/24/13 3:14 P

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Oh yes I usually buy meat with no added hormones during raising the animal or at slautter -- so I look for no hormones - I find when I eat meat that does not have that I have heat flushes more - but also eggs, and that, look for organic if you can and grass fed - means no hormones .. but its expensive ...

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3/24/13 3:12 P

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There are many simple things you can do to combat this, its usually a change in hormone creating a hormone imbalance. You can learn all about that through a book by Sam Graci - search my blogs, you will find my write up on it - anyway some simple things, avoid hot beverages, and spices .. these tend to add to it, exercise - it will help with the stress side of it, I will see what else I can find out about night sweats, I do not get them too often !

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3/24/13 2:02 P

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This menopause period of our lives can be so frustrating. Night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, irregular periods , etc.
What I remember of my mom and aunts going thru this time, is a towel wrapped around their necks and constantly wiping their brows, and saying 'Boy is it hot". There was removal of clothing followed by putting it all back on plus, then removal again, and so on and so on and so on.
If anyone comes up with a solution to any of these problems pls post - many of us are wondering !!



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2/17/13 10:51 P

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I have found menopause to be difficult as that is when the arthritis has also become an issue for me. I am going for a hip replacement next week and really looking forward to being able to go for walks again, not walking like a penguin any more. Recovery time is lengthy but I know it will be worth it. I too have been frustrated with the weigh scale going up and down within five pounds all the time. But, I have been going to a personal fitness trainer to build up my strength for the surgery. I have noticed my body shape changing, lost some inches. A few days ago I was at the fitness club and checked out my BMI and Body Fat counts - they were both down by one. So that in itself is a great accomplishment and I won't let myself be discouraged any more with what the scale tells me.
We are all here at SparkPeople to help each other in whatever way we can. Good luck in reaching your goals.

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2/17/13 12:28 P

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Aquasize is low impact and does not build muscle mass in the same way as aerobics exercise can - however, aerobics is not for everyone - IE someone with specific heart conditions - so maybe start walking 30 minutes a day at a good pace - a good pace is a pace where you can recite the alphabet without getting winded - you might need to build up to that though. Make sure you walk in an area that is safe and you can do continuous walking. Also check out some of the 10 minute aerobic exercises with Nicole - she recently did a chair one, fantastic I can use that at work !

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2/17/13 12:08 P

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Thanks Lindiemae, I won't give up but it sure is discouraging. I am doing aquasizes almost daily and work hard during that time but maybe that is not enough. I am looking more closely now at exactly what I am eating after watching a program on Dr. Oz....can't recall the guests name yet but she spoke of how , for ex., eating broccoli may actually be something that adds wt. I'll keep at it.

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2/17/13 12:00 P

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Good questions, and phooey on your doctor for saying what they did, the scale is just ONE measure, are you loosing inches, has your waist line, bust, etc gone down in inches or has it gone up.

When you exercise you create and build muscle that muscle is heavier then fat so that could be another reason why the scale is not moving as you wish it to.

What kinds of foods are you eating and when, are you eating enough to fuel your body for the work outs?

Are there foods that just stick to you like glue and are you able to identify them?

As I said good question and it also brings up other things to consider.

Loosing weight is not easy but can be done even during menopause... I am sure others will comment to this thread as well !

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2/17/13 11:30 A

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Any suggestions, I would be very grateful for.....no matter how much exercise I do, and eating low carb, I am actually gaining wt. My doctor says there is nothing I can do because I'm in menopause....I find that hard to believe but my scale seems to agree with him. I need advice!

thanks!!
Terri

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