Raise your hand if you feel me, sisters! I’m only 46, but my doctor told me I would go through “THE Change” early and, low and behold, I did. Man oh man, it’s a real thing and I have tried to rebel against it, but dang it if those hormonal changes just get the better of me. I can go from freezing cold to soaked with sweat faster than a hot knife through butter. I can look at a slice of bread and literally see it gravitate to my thighs like a long, lost lover. That tight, supple skin I used to have is as pliable as playdough and saggier than a deflated balloon. WTH?!! Collagen, how I miss you. I remember in my 20s when we used to pass around those “what is your favorite” lists via email and I would boldly pronounce that my favorite foods were cheese, bread, and pasta. Ahhhhh! I just broke out in hives typing that! Oh, and my coffee. How I ADORED my coffee with one and a half teaspoons of raw sugar and enough creamer to make my status as a true coffee drinker questionable. Those days had to go too. Oh, the simple pleasures that pre-menopause metabolism, estrogen, and a greater muscle mass allowed . . . Those were good times. [Read more…] about Menopause Sucks!
By Rebecca Dotson