Message board topics
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Author:
CLARSON295's Photo CLARSON295 SparkPoints: (1,546)
Fitness Minutes: (1,005)
Posts: 16
10/28/17 8:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I started menopause symptoms 5 years ago and have gained 30 pounds since then. It is depressing. I worked out all week and ate much better but don't see a change. Maybe the scale will surprise me tomorrow.



 current weight: 200.0 
200
191.25
182.5
173.75
165
ZRIE014 Posts: 92,980
10/28/17 8:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
as you get old it appears to get lost. i have noticed that i have hard time losing weight now.

THISISSOSTUPID SparkPoints: (2,253)
Fitness Minutes: (2,581)
Posts: 36
10/28/17 11:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yes, I do take thyroid meds, but the metabolism has hit the tank. Sigh. So it goes. Have learned a lot on this journey. Have been reading about intuitive eating and thinking that's not the best plan for me. My body has an attitude and we are not on the same frequency. So I track. And watch carbs.....

MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 7,362
10/27/17 12:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My slow metabolism is being cared for by my Endocrinologist.



Total SparkPoints: 317,369
300,000
312,499
324,999
337,499
349,999
SparkPoints Level 24
HAWKTHREE's Photo HAWKTHREE SparkPoints: (67,647)
Fitness Minutes: (24,124)
Posts: 4,666
10/26/17 6:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Slowing metabolism is one of the few areas of my life I couldn't defeat with a plan or a strong attitude.

----
There is no such thing as the final success in life. What is really meaningful is the courage to face the next minute, the next hour, the next day.


 Pounds lost: 16.0 
0
5.5
11
16.5
22
EO4WELLNESS's Photo EO4WELLNESS SparkPoints: (172,373)
Fitness Minutes: (77,350)
Posts: 12,644
10/26/17 5:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So hear you about metabolism changes! Been seeing a lot of internet buzz going around about comparing natural things to life, in the sense of lessons learned. One lesson is change is a very natural part of life. A seed goes into the ground and it does not remain a seed--for it to grow into a flower, a tree, the fruits or veggies we enjoy eating, it must change. Change is a natural part of life. Seeing change as a part of life seemed to help me with things like metabolism and other changes time has brought my way.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Train like a beast, look like a beauty! Join us:
teams.sparkpeople.com/blogilates


Total SparkPoints: 172,373
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
SPUNOUTMOM Posts: 980
10/26/17 5:13 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Love this forum. Everything said here, I can relate to. Thank you for sharing.



 July Minutes: 1,637
0
35.25
70.5
105.75
141
NITEMAN3D's Photo NITEMAN3D SparkPoints: (279,079)
Fitness Minutes: (48,287)
Posts: 13,037
9/25/17 1:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
MissRuth has hit the nail on the head. That old poem about 'Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow' :

www.soberjulie.com/2012/10/yesterday-today
-and-tomorrow/


The only problem I'm having with being a tough old bird who has learned all his lessons the hard way is this..... I'm forgetting the lessons. So as I said, have a great day in spite of all the crap, because it won't go away unless you chase it away. Seek the best, but be content with what your efforts bring you.

emoticon

Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain


 Pounds lost: 81.0 
0
24
48
72
96
MISSRUTH's Photo MISSRUTH Posts: 4,325
9/25/17 12:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is just the way I choose to look at it: "Difficult does not mean, impossible". The time's going to pass anyway-- I choose to spend that time doing whatever I can, to live the best way possible for whatever years I've got left.

That said... yes things are not the same as they used to be. I've got wrinkles and cellulite where I used to have none. I've got gray hair and bat wing arms, and when I stop waving they just keep going for a while. I'm hypothyroid and post-menopausal.

BUT I have a lot of wisdom and determination I didn't have, at 25. I have more patience and I also have more time (kids are grown and gone now). I've lived through some pretty tough times, some really difficult things, and if the saying "whatever doesn't kill me, only makes me stronger" is true-- I've gotta be one pretty tough cookie right about now.

Exercise can definitely help with the metabolism; my personal experience has been that I need to be careful to eat enough. 1200 calories a day is not a good one size fits all type "rule". If I exercise a lot, I need to eat a bit more to keep my metabolism going.

I try not to focus at all on "how things used to be"... to me, there is no point in pining for the past. It is not that way now, and isn't going to be that way again. So let's look instead at what we CAN do, today, and help ourselves toward better tomorrows.

Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone


Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh


MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 7,362
9/17/17 2:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have hypothyroidism so that slows weight loss down.



Total SparkPoints: 317,369
300,000
312,499
324,999
337,499
349,999
SparkPoints Level 24
NITEMAN3D's Photo NITEMAN3D SparkPoints: (279,079)
Fitness Minutes: (48,287)
Posts: 13,037
9/10/17 7:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Brace yourself. Aging brought me a whole series of marvelous little attitude adjustments. The last I saw of my metabolism, it was headed for the sixties! Have a great day in spite of it all.

emoticon



Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain


 Pounds lost: 81.0 
0
24
48
72
96
THISISSOSTUPID SparkPoints: (2,253)
Fitness Minutes: (2,581)
Posts: 36
9/10/17 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A sad reality of life as I age is that the metabolism I had at 25 is not what I have now. Foods I used to love are now eaten in great moderation if at all. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and, what was becoming a snail paced metabolism due to age, became a VERY slow snail with hypothyroidism! I have learned that not eating as many carbs and exercise are good. My beagle, Mocha, is my accountability partner. w/hat a wake up call that was to find the metabolism had taken the last train to Clarksville!

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Inappropriate Post

Other Getting Fit Over 50 Topics:

Topics:
Last Post:
1/31/2018 4:14:21 PM
4/26/2018 11:45:47 PM
7/20/2018 1:46:49 AM
6/30/2018 11:19:39 PM
3/22/2018 10:22:50 PM

Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=42983033

Review our Community Guidelines

Related Topics: The Most Accurate Way to Measure Your Metabolism