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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Post Menopause Body Changes ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 6/26/12 7:14 AM

I am very frustrated. I am experiencing big body changes now that I am approaching 60. Mainly in my abdomen and hips and major weight gain.

I know I don't exercise as much because of osteoarthritis in my knees (yes, I know exercise helps and I am addressing that). I am healthy with regular checkups.

Anyone have any possible diet changes that might help, including herbs, etc.

I am frustrated with this growing tummy.

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Date: 6/26/12 7:47 AM

I'll be waiting with baited breath for any real solutions. I look like my mother and grandmother did- and they too were active women. I think some of it is inevitable, although moving more and eating less never hurt anyone. Like you I have joint problems which are painful more or less all the time.

I found walking with friends to be the best form of exercise! Wish we could walk here with our PR friends!
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Date: 6/26/12 7:53 AM

Sigh. If there's a silver lining, it's that my thighs are no longer my problem area. Oh, they're still bad, but now other parts are worse.

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Date: 6/26/12 10:33 AM

So glad you said that!
I just turned 60. For the past 5 years my body has changed so, so much.
Used to be thighs and butt were the issue. Still and issue, but not compared to what has happened to my mid section. I cannot deal with what has happened to my stomach and abdomen.
Understand that I have 7 children & spent a LOT of time pregnant, but I swear to God, my stomach and abdomen today look and feel like they did when I was 7 month pregnant. I am active, I eat right, is this all from age and being post menopausal? Ugh!

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Date: 6/26/12 11:07 AM

I don't know how 'serious' you are about lifestyle changes but this woman Happy Healthy Librarian--15-months into her program has documented her body improvements along her journey to a plant based no oil diet.

Pretty impressive.

She was highly motivated as both her parents died in their 70 of cardio-vascular disease and she was determined that it if there was anything she could do to prevent herself going down that path--she would. Thus her blog was started.

I've been following her blog for years and do use many of her ideas. She is a medical librarian who documents all the latest information from medical studies especially on her Facebook site.

For myself, I have been in the health professions for 40 years had have determined that I will keep us out of the "health" "care" "system" as much as possible.

I found Younger Next Year for Women--a highly motivating and laugh out loud FUNNY book. I am stronger and fitter than last year at this time by following this program.


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Date: 6/26/12 11:39 AM

Don't have much to add, but if you are looking for inspiration that you can be ULTRA fit at ANY age, check out Ms. Ernestine:
http://ernestineshepherd.net/

Ernestine is over 70! She did not start lifting weights until she was in her 50's. She is not some "I've always been in shape" freak of nature. I know most women have no desire to be a bodybuilder, but I still find her post-menopausal physique inspiring.

Good luck ladies and stay active.

Edit: That Healthy Librarian site is interesting. What's even more so is how different her diet is than Ms. Ernestines, but they also have different activity levels. There's rarely one "right" way. It's whatever works for you and consistency is probably the key. Both women are clearly dedicated to their health plans and goals!

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Date: 6/26/12 1:42 PM

n45, Thanks for posting that website. I love reading about female bodybuilders and fitness pros 50 and up. Tosca Reno's (www.eatcleandiet.com and www.toscareno.com) another one. She's at least 50. Right now she is in training for another bodybuilder type of competition. She writes a regular fitness column for Oxygen magazine too.

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Date: 6/26/12 5:05 PM

Burr Leonard, founder of the Bar Method (Lotte Berk-style workouts) is another--in her sixties and looking fantastic!

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Date: 6/26/12 6:50 PM

Has anyone noticed their appetite has increased just a little? I'm less active than I used to be, but more hungry.

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Date: 6/26/12 10:04 PM

I've always had a bit of a tummy pouch no matter how thin I've been. It's gotten even worse post menopausal. I'm like Mermie and look like I'm pregnant!

The worst for me is that when I sit my mid section spreads (especially at the waistline) and no matter how loose any pants are I'm down right uncomfortable!

At least now I don't feel like it's just me.

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