Posted by: Rose
Posted: 18th Jun 2011
anny1 says: Hi, I find all of the answers in this discussion line quite interesting. I too have had difficulty in maintaining a steady weight since menopause but do not feel that this is an excuse for me...
Hi anny1,you are quite right in your last sentance. But as kids we were all just like that. The dreaded ageing process interferes with everything.Menopause for all of us,male or female is the root of the problems we have all been discussing as the older generation. For the younger ones it's the food mainly. Food-Happiness god thats stressful in it self. I've never had a weight problem but it's a small battle now that I'm getting to wards the retireing chapter of ones life. My demon is "anxiety" these days which is causing my small weight gain and I dread the thought of it becoming bigger going by what a lot of you have said. I agree with the frozen vege bit as it is still very good for you and I have worked in a frozen vege factory so I know it is fine to eat. I do these days anyway. So how to get that happy medium,well I have no answer for that I'm still looking for it myself. Meds rarely work long term,food well I've never been a big eater,so I guess it's back to the metabolisim and all that goes on in the body that causes happy,unhappy,anger,misseries,the blues,depression. As you all have said a bit of chocolate here and there helps,but only temporatley,so for me dealing with menopause and all that comes with it,I still want the old ways,I mean they had to have dealt with all these things as well.Just didn't have the process stuff or the types of chemicals we have and new allergies.As a permanent nite shift worker for over 20 odd years I've always had to come up with ways to have a nice meal at nite at work,so I kept it simple.The fast chain food outlets I guess don't help a lot of people cos as a lot of you said It was easier to go there than to find the time to cook in todays busy life. I don't really like any of those food shops myself,so I cannot comment on how easy it is to get addicted to them. So all I can say now is good luck to everyone,young,old,the in between all who suffer from this life with food,happy,unhappy stress,anxiety,meds,smoking,alcohol,all of it. GOOD LUCK to everyone. I've done a lot of reading/research as well as the next person and I have no answer,maybe it'll all stop when food no longer is grown but comes from a tablet form and liquids. Cheers Reply