In spite of the ghastly shape my 53 year old body has developed, I worry about developing heart disease and diabetes among other things.
My hormones seem to have taken the form of an alien, a separate entity that has changed my appetite, metabolism and fat distribution. Where is the athletic cheerleader and vivacious girl of my youth I once recognized? She is nowhere to be found. As sad as this makes me, this is the very thing that has motivated me to do research to find the right combination of healthy weight loss and menopause. This is why I had to fight against this to all extremes.
I was not going to let my estrogen levels, testosterones and androgen levels beat me at this game! I was not willing to accept this change! I called for an all out attack on the battle of the bulge!
Was this possible? I was not sure but I had to try. Besides having a hysterectomy last year, I just recently got off of my Hormone Replacement Therapy, and insomnia and night sweets crept in.
I will say however, I have watched my diet avoiding alcohol to the extreme, and going to bed later has helped with insomnia. Now I had to find a health cure for my fat, slow metabolism and weight gain. Upon much research, I found a few resources that claim to help, even the 53 year old menopausal pear shaped women like me! If you would like to know more, please continue to read more or go to my website to study yourself.
Even though I haven’t lost the 30 pounds I need to lose, I am on my way and like any battle there are sacrifices. I now have to work at exercise when once it was a common experience. I have to re-think the ice cream Sunday. But most importantly, I had to think outside the box, realize that this is a realistic reachable goal and I was willing to do what it takes to lose the fat and get fit. In the long run, I will look better and feel better and be healthier!
There are some very good programs for weight loss during menopause and those can be seen at the Menopausal Weight Loss Review: bit.ly/uJtmk Note: The content of this article is solely the property and opinion of its author, Judy Stevens