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Why is Menopause such a hard time to lose weigth? Is there a certain point when a womans body goes back to normal and we are once again able to lose weight normally, or are some of us destine to remain overweight? I realize that estergon is lost during this time and we need to weight lift, which I do. But never seem to move the scale in the right direction. I get very discouraged about this,because I work very hard to lose, but I never can. Should I just weight until I am completely finished with this time in my life? and also I eat as well as I can. What is a girl to do?



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • Well from all that I have read/heard/been told it is a rite of passage. I say pffftttt to that!!! I am trying my hardest to fight it. I eat less but am trying to eat well. I am walking 2-3x’s per day to also help combat the enemy.
      I don’t know if I am winning yet since I am only at the beginning of the war , but we’ll see. I will say tho that my efforts have certainly made me “feel” better.
      You‘re not alone......



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • I am no MD and I think my metabolism is slowing;
      plus I look at things with different views
      I don’t get way too mad or way too excited as easily;
      I rather sit and meditate or be on this site
      Exercise is out of mind even in sight.
      guess at least there is one blessing
      More excuse to change the wardrobe in the closet.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • I love it Chinadoll......I never thought of that as a reason to shop for new clothes.....Excellent idea!!!!!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • You are welcome Vikki.  I try to find a positive in every negative to counter react.  Help me if I sometimes forget.



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      Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • I had a total hysterectomy 6 years ago and have been on natural hormone replacement since (natural but compounded in a pharmacy). I had a really hard time losing weight even though I watched what I ate and exercised regulary. The thing that has helped me lose weight (29 lbs) is that I walk for an hour and include hills. Going up and down is a great workout. As far as food goes, I eat smaller portions but I go for organic or less processed foods. I love avocado’s and wouldn’t eat them because everyone said how fattening they are but it’s good fat (that sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it)and I eat them whenever I want, but just a small one or 1/2 of one per meal. I get to eat what I love but I use a smaller plate and bowl when I eat. I also do try to incorporate more fruits and veggies. I feel so much better than I ever have. I am 49 and in better shape than I was when I was 30!!!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • I like that, Sassy. Walking up hills is great! I also like your smaller plates idea.  

      We walk early in the morning and it includes two hills. The kids at my husband’s school who run track call one of them “killer hill” and it’s a real butt buster.

      I’ve gained so much weight in the past year and a half I really struggle with it.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • My neighborhood only consists of hills.....and boy do I get winded (still!) after trekking up them. The hills of TN (maybe their mountains) sure are different than the flat lands of Detroit.....



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      Leslie House wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • I have tried all of these things. I eat right most of the time, and I always exercise thats not a problem for me I love exercise. I am 49 as well and woulld really like to lose at least 5 lbs I can’t seem to do that. maybe I should not worry about losing weight and just concentrate on just feeling good physically. I just get discouraged more easily now they when I was younger.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 3, 2008
    • Weight loss is possible at any age, but sometimes we need help. Our metabolism slows down, and could need a jump start. Also, when our hormones are out of balance it is more difficult to lose weight. I got those two things under control and lost about 30 lbs. by eating low glycemic. Then I incorporated a patented protein peptide powder that targets fat loss. When I did that the belly inches fell off. I still have another inch to lose in the waist (and hips)to hit my ideal. It hasn’t been a struggle for me like it has been all my adult life. Fitting exercise into my busy life is though. I had been doing well, but this has been one of those weeks where I feel like a rat on a wheel, running non stop!



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      Leslie House wrote Dec 28, 2008
    • Does anybody know if your body returns to normal after menopause? I have heard or read that you body returns back to the way it use to be, and weight comes off easier.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 29, 2008
    • Not sure, but I know you can support your endocrine system, and your body will rebalance. When the endocrine system is out of whack, it is hard to get the fat to fall. Check out my blog - I am putting together a success team for 2009. I’d love for you to take the challenge.



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