"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weighty Matters

I have been feeling a little depressed lately about my weight.  I need to lose about 25 pounds.  I look in the mirror some days and I am shocked at what has happened to my slim body in the last 10 years.  I was always that slender girl that could eat anything, and as much as I wanted and not gain weight.  Then menopause hit in my early 50s and everything changed.  I have become the owner of a flabby matronly body!  My bra size has grown from a B cup to a D!  What happened to my flat belly?  I saw a picture of myself recently that really hit home.  I must lose some weight.

My goal is to lose 20 pounds.  I have no time frame and I know I need to make lifestyle changes, not D-I-E-T.

I could tell you that I need to lose weight for my health, which is true.  But the real reason is that I want to look better.

I have been struggling with this for awhile.  I've tried lots of things.....eat less, no second helpings, use a smaller plate, get more exercise, cut out sugar, eat low carb, etc. etc. etc.

My husband has done Weight Watchers in the past and it works for him.  I tried counting points ( but not going to meetings) and I just couldn't seem to stick to the points.  I think somewhere in my head I am still that slim girl that can eat as much as I want....so I cheat on the points.

I believe to succeed I must increase my exercise and that is a challenge.  I have foot problems that limit how much walking I can do.  I do have an elliptical machine that I don't really enjoy but it doesn't hurt my foot as much to use.

I know I will never have my pre-menopause body back and this will be a work in progress.  I hope sharing this will keep me accountable.

I have one goal for this week.....use the elliptical every day.  No excuses!

I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful day!

Til next time,


  1. Ah, it happens to the best of us. I remember having a flat tummy and a nice round bum. Somehow things got twisted around along the way.

    1. Oh Olga! Thanks, I needed to have a laugh about it. I know that its part of growing older and that is a privilege not everyone has.

  2. I wish I had ONLY 20 pounds to lose. I see I have those flabby arm things happening now...........

  3. We've all seemed to reach that point in our lives. At one time the doctor even "prescribed" a malt every day to help me gain a little weight. I was so skinny. I have no idea what happened! Have you ever heard of the Five/Two Diet? It's super easy. My Hubby lost 45 lbs. and I've lost 33 lbs. in just a few months and we've kept it off for over a year so far. I would like to lose another 30 but I'm taking my sweet time about it.

  4. I so agree. I remember always being thin and then menopause hit and life issues. I still need to lose 20 lbs too but I'm really lazy about it . Gee, though the belly is not flat. Yikes... I'm the same I still think of myself as slim. I carry weight all around so even my face is fat( ha, can I say that)😟
    Well, maybe I'll try to do better.