audrey

by gwendadarcy
(essex, uk)


hi there what i want to know is does this weight gain last or is it just happening whilst the hormones are changing, i am actually eating less and a very healthy diet, no caffeine or alchohol very little salt and sugar, but i cant shift it, i absolutely hate it, i have put on 2 stone in 2 years, i was 8 stones and now nearly 10, none of my clothes fit and i cant afford to buy new ones, please someone tell me it does not last and it will calm down and go, i do walk and am always on the go

Hi Audrey... here's the only consolation I can offer on this one. It doesn't matter what cultural group I have looked at the weight graphs all do the same thing: They increase up to age 55 and then slowly start coming down again. Like you I'm hoping my trend follows the same pattern.
Cari

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Jan 06, 2010
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Whats a woman to do ?
by: Anonymous

I was 48 and was been jogging 5 miles a day and weights three times a week. I started gaining weight and fast...I had no ideal what was happening . Now I am 52 and I have gained around 50 lbs, I cannot get it off ..has anyone else gained like this? I have giving up.

Dec 18, 2009
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Here's a "solution" to wt gain
by: Anonymous

Hi All. I appreciate the frustration about gaining weight around menopause. I'm 45 years old & have been searching for a weigh-loss answer for a year. I'm not overweight, but I'm gaining & I don't like it at all. What I found recently is that muscle-building has worked for me. I lost 2 kilos in 3 weeks by lifting weights--that's while gaining muscle too. I'm not talking about little pink dumbells here; what I've done is follow a plan in a book by Rachel Cosgrove called The Female Body Breakthrough. It was published this month (December, 2009). The concept is not only to lift weights in order to build muscle (because muscle burns fat very rapidly), but also to do whole-body workouts using core strength. NO cardio workouts. I walked, ran, pedaled, and did all sorts of machines at the gym for years. I stopped it all a month ago & just started lifting weights - which is aerobic if it's actually buidling muscle. Anyway, I just wanted to offer a suggestion. I hope it continues to work for me & that it will work for you too. The author's website is www.fitchick.com. Good luck!
Joan

Aug 07, 2009
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WEIGHT GAIN
by: MEL

HEY GIRLS.
THRILLED To FIND THIS PAGE > I AM DEALING W/ THIS EXACT PROBLEM now. I am 55 just retired . I go to the gym never less that 4 days per week, sometimes 5. ( i was going when i worked) working out harder than ever b/f &&& gaining weight.. in 1 week i gained 6 punds.. now excuse me but i thought the more exercise & calories burned the weight was suppose to come off... this weigh isnt muscle b/c you cant gain 6 pounds of muscle in a week, I am past menopause i was surgically induced many years ago..I do have hot flashes mood swings, etc.I cant understand i have a healthy diet..this so stresses me I have hired a personal trainer 2 mornings a week to work w/ me she doesnt understand it... I would not complain about the weight gain IF my clothes were not fitting so tight... I am not the kind of person that can have a good attitude about it... so Audry i feel your pain... it is not fun being a WOMAN.. I could only hope it goes away but something tells me this is not going anywhere... hurrah

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