Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weigh in, groceries and new food find

Once again, I step on the scale and scratch my head. Three people eating the same things, three different results

Me- stay the same ( I have a suspicion what may be the cause)
Nick- DOWN 4.2 ( with absolutely no exercise whatsoever)
Bob UP 0.6 ( with all the carting of groceries up the stairs in the heat and a boatload of walking)

In my case, I absolutely and totally believe it is hormones. I am very close to menopause ( for 3 years now my cycles can come every two weeks, or once every 3 months or skip showing up for 7 months ). One little known issue with menopause( and the number one complaint amongst perimenopausal women) is CONSTIPATION. It has nothing to do with the level of fiber, water, oil or activity, but rather EVERYTHING to do with your progesterone levels. It is exactly the same reason many pregnant women have problems with this ( and then add iron supplements and it is a wonder if you have a BM once a week). Everryone talks about hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. No one talks about the constipation issue, but 98 percent of women approaching or going through 'The Change" experience it, and it does play havoc with weight loss !

I just got back from grocery shopping, and i am praying for a refrigerator with elastic walls to hold all the produce ! I am going to have to start using this weeks haul of tomatoes, squash, eggplant and more as decorations . One of the things I picked up is an Opa squash and White Canadian Eggplant and some eggplant that is white and purple striped. These are going to be fun to play with this week, and i will snap pictures and post recipies.

The rest of the day today is going to be lost to chopping veggies and other household tasks. Tomorrow is a festival of The First Harvest in my spiritual tradition, and I need to get ready .


Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Hormones are such a pain!

Sounds like some fun produce! Enjoy your day tomorrow :)

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I'm so glad that Nick had a good week. It makes sense that the hormones play such a role in weight as we age. I laughed when you said you were going to have to decorate with produce! Right now I have about 50 tomatoes from our garden sitting on a tray in our dining room!

Anna Down Under said...

Hi - I recently stumbled across your blog and it seems we may have some things in common. I, too, have PCOS and one thing I've always wondered is ... how will I know when I begin to go through menopause? If symptoms of menopause include getting irregular cycles, well I've already got that thanks to PCOS. I'd appreciate any insight you might be able to share, since you seem to know a lot about it.