Looking back, I think there were three main things at play that were stopping me from losing the weight:
1. I kept making excuses
Whether I was too tired, too busy, too stressed, my menopausal symptoms were too crazy and I wasn't
getting enough sleep, or my business grew rapidly unexpectedly. Yes, over the last 5 years I have built two
businesses, but there are many things I could have done differently with those to ensure I had time for myself.
What I am really saying here, is the buck stops with me.
It is no-one else's fault that I have not lost the weight sooner. I could have made changes.
2. I didn't listen to myself
In the past I had lost weight by eating whatever I wanted to eat, but by eating when I was hungry, stopping when I
had had enough, and mostly eating healthy foods. Admittedly I was much younger then, but I knew this had
worked in the past.
This way of losing weight came to me every now and then, but instead, I tried all kinds of crazy diets that worked
for a couple of weeks. I'd lose 2-3 kg then I'd put it back on again. The biggest issue was that it wasn't moving as fast
as it once did. I found that my weight loss definitely slowed down once I started going through menopause.
3. I needed to find what would work for me now
Nothing I had tired had worked, so I had to find another way. I'd tried Keto, Weight Watchers, fruit and vegetables
only, I'd counted calories, then I spent some time counting carbs/protein/fats.
I think this is key, and we all need to find what works best for us.
This time around I have been able to bring together my old way of losing weight (by eating whatever I want to eat)
but with a 21st century twist.
What I am doing now really works! For me.
And, more recently I have included intermittent fasting, which has boosted my weightloss even more.
Right now, I have been following my new eating regime for seven weeks and have lost a total of 6.4 kg (14 lbs). And, it's been easy.
This is the easiest way I have ever lost weight in my life.
If you'd like to see what I'm doing, download my FREE Daily Planner + Getting Started e-Book.
I'd really love to hear how you are doing with weight loss through menopause. Simply drop me a comment below.
Until next time,
Make sure you are Taking Care of Me!
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.