Monday, May 22, 2006


Well, here in cyber land, I can admit it...I am getting FAT. Maybe FAT stands for Frustrated and Tubby; maybe Fabulous and terrific????

I blame this all on Prevention Magazine. A couple of weeks ago I read an article and it referred to my particular age bracket as being in perimenopause! Wha?????? I am not pleased to have anyting about me having anything even vaguely resembling that "meno" word attched to it. Well, I ran out and bought the suggested vitamins to combat this insidious attacker and somehow, something in me clicked and I became one eating machine. I realize there is no scientific basis for this but I just know it was Prevention Mag and that perimeno. comment. I have probably gained 10 pounds in the last couple of weeks. YIKES! My small children are now afraid of being still for too long...Mommy might need a snack.

My best friend has become Little Debbie and I tell you it is amazing how supportive she is! So, this morning I made a trip to Target and picked up some little yellow dumb bells (theoretically to work on my old lady arms before they catch a west wind and I find myself in California) and an exercise DVD for Belly, Butt & Thighs. My butt isn't much really bigger but I swear it is lower! My thighs could use some firming to be sure...especially noticeable when my dear daughter and her teen-age friends are all around in their little no cellulite bodies... but ultimately it is my gut that needs the work. Prevention Magazine said this was a definite struggle caused by this mysterious perimenopause.

Prevention Magazine....blah, blah, blah.


  1. I've been working on "menopause" issues for awhile now. I go from being ice cold in 75 degree weather to burning up in 35 degree weather. Some of it is my thyroid, or what's left of it.

    I joined Weight Watchers online and have lost some. But it's coming off slow. Good luck with the arm thing, and let me know what works.

  2. I feel your pain, I am guessing you are thirtysomething like me. I have gained sixty pounds in the five years I have been married. I don't eat a lot, I just stopped exercising cold turkey when we got married. I think that at our age it's important to get rid of the excess just to be healthier. But I don't want to be skinny, it's not a good look. Maybe we can all do it together! :)


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