I was a long time single. And a long time thinner (than I am now). I didn’t realize what kept me lean until I ended up in a relationship and menopause all within the same time period.
From childhood through my single adulthood, dinner with family and friends was one of my favorite things to do. For me, not having anyone to eat with was like being the only one at the party. So when I was without a dinner companion I grazed on whatever was on hand. An apple, a couple of crackers, or a few cashews would kill hunger pains and allow me to do something more interesting than cook a meal for just me.
Now that I had someone to cook for, I loved making every night a party. Wine, food, dessert, companionship and menopause. It was a recipe for bulking up. Suddenly I had a muffin top and all my clothes were tight. I decided to look for a solution.
Before menopause those few extra pounds were easy come, easy go. Now, it’s more like easy come, never leave. It’s common for our bodies to change during and after menopause. All those lovely hormones that kept us healthy, horny, and fertile are now waning, making us hungry, sluggish, and fat. It seems a cruel trick of Mother Nature that our metabolism slows down at the same time our appetite increases.
I’m looking for ways to take back control of my body, my booty, and my life!
Starting here and now!