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OMG, Not Even Perimenopause Can Stop Me!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hi my SparkPeople! Good news, bad news, and OMG news!!! Let me tell the bad news before the good then finish off with the OMG news. BAD=May has NOT been my month. I haven't been exercising or eating like I know I should. GOOD=Thankfully, I haven't gained any weight. As a matter of a fact, I've continued to lose weight but inches lost have slowed. Luckily, I know why.

BAD=Also, my hot flashes are back. GRRRRRR!!! Oh how I hate them! I guess I could be perimenopausal. I'm 37 years old which, according to my limited research, is in the age range of the onset of perimenopause. I also read that exercise can offset the symptoms of perimenopause and that by exercising for 30 minutes or more on 3-4 days per week, I can reduce these symptoms. Guess what? When I was exercising regularly, the hot flashes went away. Yet, this month as my exercising has slowed almost to a halt, they are back with a vengeance. So, I know I need to get my butt back in gear and I will!!! My oldest daughter paid my gym membership for June as my Mother's Day gift. Kinda sweet, huh? She has her moments. LOL.

Okay, now on to the OMG news!!! On my lunchbreak today, I went to the mall to try on some summer dresses. I can fit into some size 10 dresses!!! Do you understand me??? Size 10s!!! That's my goal size!!! Now, the size 10 was snug...although I've seen some people strut in dresses that were as tight or tighter. The point is that I can actually fit into a size 10 dress, zip it up and everything!!! WoW!!! I am so close to where I want to be!!! My body won't stop even if my mind signed off for a short time period. My body is telling me that I've come to far to give up now!!! That's why I've continue to lose weight despite my laziness and nonchalance with making better food choices. The reasons for me to press on and continue my healthy lifestyle outweigh the reasons that I could think of to give up so I'm still hanging in here. Who knows??? Size 10s might eventually be too big for me. LOL.
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  • SPARKLE1908
    That's wonderful...size 10...you better work it!!!!
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    So proud of you my SP sister....and thank you for continuing to have my back.


    4075 days ago
    Can I get a What What!!!!!!! You go girl!!!
    4075 days ago
  • LDY_ALI_79
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    That's fantastic news!
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  • DIMI1124
    WOWW WEEEEE!!!! Get it girl!!
    4077 days ago
    Way to go,a size to great job and keep up your work. We all get lazy at time and that's okay now go buy that dress and place it where you can see it and Monday you will have it on and right, sound like its just a few inch to me.
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  • 2008LYNN
    I feel for you on the perimenopause, it can be rough and then comes the real menopause. The only good thing about it is when the periods finally stop.
    You'll get back on your program, make adjustments when needed and 10s will be falling off of you.
    4077 days ago
    You rock and you're right by the time you reach goal you will be smaller than those 10's so keep up the great work, you more than deserve this.Your persistence, determination and commitment has paid off regardless to the moments of laziness and nonchalance you've progressed, I get that way sometimes myself. The point is you push through it and success is yours :o) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4077 days ago
    Girl...it zipped! That counts! LOL You might not be able to wear it Memorial Day, but by the 4th, you're going to be sporting 10s everywhere!
    4077 days ago
    emoticon . That's awesome Linn about the size 10's!!! I know that had to be a GREAT feeling!

    And we all have those moments of getting a little lax with the eating/exercising...but as long as we get back in the game, we're GOOD! And you are so good, especially since you still lost weight!!

    and that was very sweet of your daughter to pay your June membership...aaww!! :-)
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    Comment edited on: 5/27/2010 3:28:48 PM
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