to a fun-loving, resourceful bunch of people. Your story is very familiar, many of us gained our weight after or during menopause and like you I have little energy (just try to keep going), and as for sex drive - what is sex????
I'm not sure if the lack of sex drive has more to do with hormone levels or how we think of our body - I do know that one seems to go with the other so probably a bit of both.
I think you are wise not go quit smoking and change your whole lifestyle at the same time. Hopefully as you start feeling better, more energy etc. the smoking will just fall away naturally. One can always hope.
I'm 58, a mother of 4, and a grandmother of 11 and I thought I was doing well but 17 wow that's great - don't you just love spoiling them and doing everything their parents can't. My time to get even --- smile, smile, grin, grin.
I live in Canada but have been spending a lot of time in the States right now. Love it here but am looking forward to being at home base again.
July 4th, 1948 - May 13th, 2008
The most important story we will ever write in life is our own - not with ink, but with our daily choices!