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2/20/12 7:36 P

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Hi MP Mom! I'm new too!

I am 5 years post menopause..(.no period in 5 years). A year or so ago, I experienced a 20 pound weight gain in a matter of several weeks with no change in my eating or physical activity. I was terrified and angry. I literally could watch myself put on the weight.

Menopause is frustrating and I have no explanation as to why I had that sudden weight gain.. Once those 20 pounds found their way on me, the weight gain stopped but I found it almost impossible to lose any of it and so then I felt overwhelmed and discouraged and did nothing more to try.

But then I got sick of being tired and overweight and decided to take control back and FIGHT LIKE HELL.

I'm working out harder than I did before. I am working out more than I did before. Not drastically more, but I am seeing results and that motivates me to keep going. For me, I have to mix it up and try not to repeat a lot of the same kind of exercise each day. I run intervals on the treadmill and push myself to run faster or change it up with an incline interval walk. I also walk 4 miles in my neighborhood on the weekend and plan on changing my route again to challenge my new fitness skills and increased stamina.

This is working for me and the weight is coming off. I'm adding strength training in so that I can add muscle and increase my metabolism.

I hope my experience can help you reach your goals too!

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2/9/12 6:56 P

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Hello and welcome to the team!

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hello and welcome to SParks and the team

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2/9/12 3:54 P

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Thanks Toastie - yes, I have some issues with my thyroid, but after ultrasounds and blood tests it's working as it should. I will keep up with all the good things and stay away from the chips.

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Welcome to the team! so glad your here with us..!

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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2/9/12 2:34 P

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Hi MP_Mom. You certainly have been making a ton of good healthy choices. If you are up 1 pound, but your biceps are smaller, you may be dealing with a fickle scale or with the fact that muscles weigh more than fat. hang in there.

harder and harder each year to keep weight under control, isn't it? But, gosh, you sound healthy and strong, which really is a better goal than a number on a scale.

Have you had your thyroid checked lately?

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2/9/12 12:57 P

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Hi there - I am new to this group (and this is my first post). I have joined looking for support and suggestions to continue working towards weight loss and healthy menopause. I am 53 years old - have been menopausal for 4 years, am on HRT for hot flashes. The main concern I have is that my weight has been steadily creeping up for the past few years and it does not want to come off. I have been an avid exerciser for years, taking fitness classes, walking, working out at the gym, yoga, golf, etc so it's not as if I do the same workout daily. I do some kind of activity 5-6x/week and try to walk around the office as much as reasonably possible - I work on the 4th floor of our building and I take the stairs whenever I can - usually 4 or 5 times/day. My diet is healthy -- I follow Canada's Food Guide, lots of vegetables, fruit, lean meat, minimal processed food. I do not add salt to anything and watch salt content in food (my last physical showed elevated blood pressure not to mention that my BMI has moved into the Overweight category). I joined a "biggest loser" group which has been educational and allowed me to meet a number of fantastic people, but after the 5 week mark, I have gained 1 pound and have only decreased 1/2" on my biceps. I am ready to raid the snack food aisle.

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