Monday, May 21, 2012


I'm not happy.  I got on the scale this morning and let's just say I haven't been at this weight since I was pregnant... and there is NO way I'm there again.

I've entered that strange state many refer to as peri-menopause, which seems to be this Neverland full of various symptoms, no real definition, no defined start or finish time.  I haven't had the hot flashes yet, the whole off-kilter schedule thing is something I can sort of handle, but the weight gain is quite frankly just ticking me off.

Because now I need to make a concerted effort to find time to exercise.  Which is next to impossible for me with the kids' schedules.  But it's going to have to happen, because I can't stand the way I feel right now.  So for this first week, I'm going to try walking just a bit, starting today (oh good, as I type this, ominous rainclouds are rolling in from the west...).  I figure even 15-20 minutes is better than nothing.

Anyone else at or through this stage of life?  Got any hints you'd like to share on how to handle it?


Shelli said...

Wow, two posts in a week? You beat my record (I haven't posted this month yet, but I feel a post brewing).

Peri-menopause? Argh. Don't bring that up. I fear I am in the throes of it. Which seems strange since I was still TTC two years ago.

I've been doing Weight Watchers, and lost 35 pounds this year so far. I still am having a heck of a time getting any regular exercise in, on account of my still undiagnosed muscle situation.

Hugs my dear, we need a support group for the old ladies like us. Ahem, I mean 40 somethings.

WorkingMom said...

Thanks for the comment, Shelli! I'm making an effort to do things for me, hence the increase in posts.