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|Mon, 02-07-2005 - 1:37am|
Could anyone please tell me if it could be expected that eventually, once I get beyond the peri-menopause... and enter fully into menopause.... will my efforts to watch what I eat and exercise be rewarded with weight loss?
I have been going through peri-menopause now for probably about 10 years.... from hemorraging to hot flashes... I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago due to the hemmoraging (Adenomyosis was the diagnosis)....& I do feel great in that aspect! (no more monthly cycles ..pain, mess...inconvenience... leakage/flooding...etc.
However, since my ovaries were kept, I'm dealing with the hot flashes & mood swings now.
Also, no matter how little I eat, or how careful I am to be sure to eat a balanced diet,, foregoing desserts, and other high calorie items, I still keep the weight on.
I heard that once a woman hits menopause officially, the weight will begin to shed.
Until then, this plumpness is something we have to live with?
i'm at a loss as to what to do. I've accepted myself as I am, but is there a future perhaps that I could look for post-menopause when I will be able to loose this extra weight for good.