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Any menopausal fatties out there?

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LewisCarroll Sat 01-Jun-19 07:12:05

I have been slim all my life and then the menopause hit me and my waistline.

I really don't know how much I weigh, I last weighed myself a while back and I was 11 stone. I need to lose around two stone to get back to being me. I will be brave and weigh myself later on.

Motivation is going to be a massive problem for me so I hope that there are other menopausal fatties out there to keep me company.

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runningtogetskinny Sat 01-Jun-19 07:17:47

Hahaha I love the title 😂 I've always struggled but managed to be around 9 1/2 for the last 6 years, however, I'm 51 and it's becoming a real battle! Tried the low carb boot camp on here but I don't eat meat and found it very restrictive. I'm going to do mfp starting on Monday (out tonight) and see what I can lose before my holiday in 3 weeks. I reckon I'm probably nearly 10 st atm

ComeBackBarack Sat 01-Jun-19 07:22:21

Weights help apparently. I’ve got a huge menopausal spare tire. The only women I know who have managed to stay slim eat bugger all (no breakfast, salad for lunch and tea). Or exercise all the time.

runningtogetskinny Sat 01-Jun-19 07:30:05

Comeback that's basically how I've managed to stay under 10 st. No breakfast, sometimes no lunch or just soup/salad and I run 15-20 miles each week. I eat out at weekends but that's my treat

nodtik Sat 01-Jun-19 07:33:10

Me me me, always before 9at 10lbs, this morning I am 10st 10lbs, that's one whole stone confused

Need to get my arse into gear to shift it, before it gets any worse!

Have used the Lose It app before and having read this thread am starting today!

Let's do this ladies xx

Awks Sat 01-Jun-19 07:38:12

Yes me too. I was never slim but also never as fat as I am now, post menopause. It's so bloody unfair! Anyway, am going to go on the scales right now (been avoiding).

catwithflowers Sat 01-Jun-19 07:39:37

16:8 is good for this. I’ve always been slim but my body has changed shape since the menopause. My waist is definitely thicker. I’m finding no breakfast, a small lunch of soup or salad and eating more or less what I want for dinner is really helping. Also I’ve started to exercise properly (and not use the excuse that walking the dog is enough!!!! 🧘‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🐕

Bringonspring Sat 01-Jun-19 07:44:25

I am with you, I’ve always been 10 stone but it’s creepy up by 8lb and I’m struggling to shift it again-i know it doesn’t seem loads but it’s enough to make my clothes feel very snug. I use to not think about what I ate etc

princesskatethefirst Sat 01-Jun-19 07:50:58

🙋🏻‍♀️ me me me. I was always 9, 12 now I'm bloody 10, 12. It's starting to get me down. I started running again a few weeks ago but finding that tough as I'm annoyed I stopped for so long and how quick you lose your fitness. Gonna try 16:8 from Sunday but don't really know what else, I'm thinking low carb high good fat???

Awks Sat 01-Jun-19 07:51:09

13 stone 3. Three years ago I was 10 stone 3. How can I have let myself go so badly? FFS that's some mountain and I don't even eat huge amounts just more than I should, apparently. Gutted.

princesskatethefirst Sat 01-Jun-19 07:52:46

Least you know now and have made the decision to tackle it now awks. We can do this!!!! The only way is up, or down on the scales hopefully 😂

KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Sat 01-Jun-19 08:02:01

Yes me!

I had an early menopause at 36. I gained well over a stone and it's taken me 9 years to adjust to how little I can eat now to stay a healthy weight.

I changed to a different HRT last month and I'm constantly hungry and gaining weight again.

I've going low sugar and 16 8 to work best. I'm on holiday until tomorrow but back on it from Monday.

Awks Sat 01-Jun-19 08:10:50

Yep we can do this! I've not realised I can't eat like I was doing, but today's a watershed moment. Fished my fast diet book out and am going to do the blood sugar thing as it works for me. Bye bye bread (and pasta, and chips and malteesers 😬)

Awks Sat 01-Jun-19 08:11:41

@KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse yes I'm doing that too 🥳

nodtik Sat 01-Jun-19 08:34:46

I've just started slimfast 3-2-1 it's worked in the past!!

First shake drunk!

Wish me luck and all good luck to all f you on your quest too!!

10st 10lbs starting weight!

Let's do this xx

Eve Sat 01-Jun-19 08:41:18

Me to,

Weight has just crept on last few years and i’ve turned into an apple and a size 14. Aiming to get back to a 10/12.

Just started MFP this week and blimey 1000 calories a day is hard. I have IBS and 1 of the main triggers is a lot of fibre and dairy which means a lot of the diets are not suitable as I can’t eat things like porridge, yoghurts, fruit etc 😟

LewisCarroll Sat 01-Jun-19 08:57:36

Hello everyone, I didn't think that anyone would reply.

Right, I've just got on the scales and I am 10st 11 1/4lbs. Christ, I was only 10st at 40 weeks pregnant.

I didn't go down the hrt route, I went down the chocolate route. All the weight is carried round my middle and arse and my thigh gap now rubs together.

Today is the day grin

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stephstrops Sat 01-Jun-19 09:02:31

I’m one of the menopausal massive too. Always been a size 10 but 3 years into the menopause I’m struggling with a 14 (too scared to get on the scales to be honest). I’ve got the extra weight everywhere, it’s in my face down to my feel (well ankles).

Movinghouseatlast Sat 01-Jun-19 09:03:05

Are you me?

I put on 2 stone in 3 months when my peri menopause started. I was still exercising 4 times a week and eating the same as I did before.

I look awful. But I hate not eating, it is so miserable.

My stomach is huge and wobbly. I hate looking at myself.

HoppityChicken Sat 01-Jun-19 09:04:44

Mine weight has snuck on bit by bit. Used to be an easy 8 stone and could eat anything, now a precarious 9.5. All of it seems to be round the middle. Cutting out dairy and walking everywhere works with me - if I do it! Am currently at my heaviest, am trying to convince myself it's just my winter weight and now the sun's come out I'll be more inclined to walk to work and back (8miles round trip) each day.

runningtogetskinny Sat 01-Jun-19 09:06:26

Is anyone on hrt and, if so, think that makes a difference either way? I had my last period at 47 (4 years ago) and have been on femiston conti 0.5/2.5 for 18 months, wondering if that's having any effect on my weight.... (probably not)

LewisCarroll Sat 01-Jun-19 09:06:54

@Movinghouseatlast I hate looking at myself too, especially when you catch sight of yourself in a shop window. I am too afraid to go into a shop changing room.

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HoppityChicken Sat 01-Jun-19 09:08:16

And my face looks feckin' awful if I'm heavier. None of that 'you look well' stuff people sometimes say when someone's put on a bit and their faces fill out. It just gives me saggy jowls now and I look 10 years older.

LewisCarroll Sat 01-Jun-19 09:10:44

@runningtogetskinny no I'm not on hrt, I didn't take it as I was worried about putting on weight! Got fat anyway.

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tomtom1999xx Sat 01-Jun-19 09:11:21

Following for inspiration grin

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