Enough is enough! How does one lose weight when entering menopause?
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I daresay, enough is enough! Surely I get enough exercise. I walk the dog five days a week (off leash) over the river and through the woods for 35-40 minutes at a time. I swim laps three days a week. I go to the gym 5 days a week (three days of weight training and two days of pilates or tai chi and 15-25 minutes of elliptical each visit). So how in the world do I get rid of this Buddha belly? I have been tracking my food daily for almost three weeks. Yes, I sometimes exceed my calorie range of 1,200-1,500, but I have been within that range more often than not. My breakfast? Eggwhites and ezekiel toast. Snack is string cheese. Lunch is a homemade soup (healthy and low fat/low carb). Afternoon snack is grapefruit or apples and dinner is balanced and portioned. So crapola! Is it possible? Since I turned 51 last month, I seem to also have my period more often than not. No hot flashes. But sleep is something other people do in the darkness of their bedrooms. I daresay...enough is enough! What worked for you when your metabolism slowed down to a slug's pace?