Saturday, December 26, 2009 | A General Update story
I don't get on the scales much but my clothes are shrinking. It must be the dryer or I'm gettin' fat. I have been eating too much sugar at night. Weird cravings, or really more of an intense desire for chewing. Yes, I chew the sugarless gum and suck on sugarfree candy, but there is still a need to eat when I'm not hungry.
I pretty much blame it on perimeno-crap--o-pause. Hormones can screw up the metabolism like a light switch being turned on and off. I'm puffy in the morning and it takes most of the day to lose the water my body is retaining. Yes, I drink lots of water.
I feel puffy and bloated and fat. It's a strangely soft and round experience that is disconcerting. Extra padding that I'm not used to. Where did it all come from?
I just checked the menopause support group and checked on posts about weight gain. Lots of women talking about gaining weight around the middle. CHECK. They also say that it doesn't come off no matter what they do to try to lose it. Say what?!
I'm not entering any beauty pageants but that doesn't mean I'm happy about this explosion of puffiness. Vanity? Not so much. Comfortable clothes? Oh, yes, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.
Stretchy pants for every occasion.