Greetings all - Is anyone else fed up with all the magazines with tips for "losing 15 pounds FAST," or "walk off that holiday weight" but the articles never acknowledge that post-menopause, it's a whole new ball game?? I joined CK back in 2006 about 15 pounds into what turned out to be a 55 pound weight loss. I had kept it off for the most part until I was diagnosed w/ breast cancer, went through chemo and am now on an anti-estrogen regimen. With all of this has come about 20 pounds. Docs all say the drug I'm on doesn't contribute to weight gain, but a chorus of users on the web says otherwise. Regardless of the reason, at age 55, my body simply does not want to let go of the weight! I'm eating about 1400 calories a day (on the advice of my nutritionist) and exercising between 45 and 60 min a day, 5-6 days a week, mostly cardio, so you'd think there would be some progress! And like others, I'm experiencing aching knees and other joints, which adds to the challenge (BTW, I've done the pool thing but the chlorine wreaks havoc w/ my skin.
I don't mean to be negative, but I could sure use some tips and encouragement!