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5/22/11 5:37 P

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Thank you... This is awesome!

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5/8/11 4:31 P

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5/6/11 10:41 P

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emoticon for the emoticon information!

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5/6/11 5:18 P

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I know I have far to much stress hormones in my life. I work to remain calm abd breath deeply but I often loose the battle.

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5/6/11 1:32 P

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Thanks for all the great info.! I am going to be double nickles (55) this July and aside from a good 60 more pounds that have to come off, I'm really stepping up the cardio and keeping track of regular strength training. Here's to losing all the extra, unnecessary wiggles and jiggles and such! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/6/11 11:26 A

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Still striving to keep myself focused on healthy alternatives..

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5/6/11 9:15 A

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I know all about it. I'm now fifty and on the bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. My diet has to be tweaked a bit more but my activity levels remain higher than they've ever been and this belly fat is still hanging on! I thought with the surgery and the balancing of my hormones including my thyroid hormone the change in diet and activity levels it would start leaving. I know belly fat is the last to go but REEEALLY! So the battle continues. And I refuse to have cosmetic surgery; lap-band or anything else!
I now have myself a weight set so I'm going to start a strength training regime every second day and my scales are going to be set on fire and deposited in the garbage! The only scale I'm going to weigh myself on once a month will be my Wii It is in sinc with a doctor's scale.

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5/6/11 7:30 A

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5/5/11 11:28 P

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Awesome!

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5/5/11 10:08 P

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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5/5/11 8:43 P

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great post

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5/5/11 8:17 P

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5/5/11 6:27 P

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Thank you for this informative topic. As I will be turning 64 later this month and much after menopause I AM losing weight (even the "belly" area), but now I have the dreaded flab sitting there......about three years ago I lost some weight and did lose that belly-jelly, but I guess when the weight came back it really like sitting in the "pouch". I will be checking out the link you added. At least now I know that even if I could do 100 crunches a day it probably wouldn't help much.........thanks for saving me from exhaustion and disappointment.. emoticon

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5/5/11 6:19 P

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Awesome post. Sharing it with some friends. Hope that is ok. Thank you!

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5/5/11 5:58 P

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The older you get, the more reluctant belly fat becomes. Learn the proper nutrition and exercises you can try to get rid of your bumps and lumps – and keep your curves in all the right places.

Midlife. Midsection. You’re getting older and it’s getting … bigger, softer, flubbier. Why? You think you’re eating right, and you’re just as active as you've been for years. It’s almost seems like there are outside forces conspiring to make your trim waistline a thing of the past. The good news is, nothing’s out to get you. The bad news is, there are multiple internal forces at work that make busting belly fat far more difficult than you’d ever imagined.


Good news and bad news aside, there’s plenty you can do to better understand what’s going on in your body as you approach or enter menopause. Once you do, you’ll be better equipped to battle the extra belly fat that seems so reluctant to leave your side(s).


The Biology of Belly Fat


The number one reason it’s so hard to lose belly fat: hormones. With menopause comes a drop in estrogen; this decrease alters where the body stores fat, making women more prone to gaining visceral belly fat. Other hormonal imbalances during this time can leave the body feeling hungry, even after eating. Sleep disturbances, common in perimenopause and menopause, are associated with decreased levels of leptin (an appetite suppressant) and increased levels of ghrelin (an appetite stimulant).


Additionally, the stresses of life – kids, college tuitions or the mortgage – can lead to an increase in cortisol, the “stress hormone,” which also triggers your body to store fat around the middle.


Why You Should Worry


As if you weren’t already obsessed with not fitting into your favorite jeans, there’s more to be concerned about than aesthetics.


Visceral fat surrounds organs, and excess visceral fat is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research has also revealed that belly fat is a risk factor for bone loss; visceral fat adds fat to bone marrow and reduces bone mineral density. To learn how you can preserve your bone health, click here.
Belly Fat Busters


Estrogen, cortisol and all these other hormones are pretty hard to contend with – so doing what you've done in the past is most likely not going to work as well as it once did. You’ve got to change it up, from the way you eat to how you move.


Exercise


Forget the workouts you’ve tried time and time again – crunches and sit-ups are often ineffective when it comes to trimming away the midlife belly. Consider alternatives, like holding your body in the plank position, or try another yoga-inspired exercise, the cat pose. Directions: Get on all fours. Arch your back like a cat, and work the deep abdominal muscles by inhaling and pulling the stomach back toward the spine. Inhale for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds. For Dr. Oz’s 7-Minute workout, click here.


Foods That Pack on Belly Fat


Packaged foods, partially hydrogenated oils and enriched flours are not your friends. Above all, remember this one word: transfats. Avoid it at all costs. Researchers have found that the transfats found in margarine, packaged cookies, crackers and pasta increase fat in your midsection, and can actually redistribute fat from other parts of the body to the belly. For more flat-belly foods, click here.


Foods that Burn Belly Fat


Eat more monounsaturated fats, easily remembered as MUFAS, found in nuts, olive oil and seeds. Other fat burners include avocados, green tea and whole grains. Put them on your grocery list, and keep your fridge full and your body running on these healthy sources of energy. Your trimmer tummy will thank you.

The Best Diet for Your Body Dilemmas
You’ve probably noticed that a diet that worked great for someone else may not work at all for you. Researchers now attribute this to your body’s specific biology. They now believe that the areas where you gain weight are predetermined by genetics. This means that the most effective weight-loss programs are customized. Find out which plan is the right choice for your body.
www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-diet-yo
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-body-dilemmas


MARION

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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's keeps us going, when everyone else expects us to quit.

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WAR AGAINST FAT: EAT TO LIVE WITH COMMITMENT, CONSISTENCY, & CONTROL



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