I’m turning 60 this year. It won’t be long before it happens and I’ll admit I have been through a lot of changes. From menopause to grey hairs popping up, the fatique and fear of yet another thing happening that sends me back to a physician to find out what it is. I have always been a shapely person and vowed never to let myself “go.” However, in the past year I have earned a pot belly through lack of exercise and non restricting my diet. I eat sensibly, but, the pounds are starting to form around my midsection. In the past, I could lose them in a week or two, but, all diets just don’t stick anymore. I have gone from a size 8 to an 11 and only being 5’2″ the pounds are noticible.
Yesterday, I mentioned that all this fat around my waist was visceral fat which i had been reading about and my husband added to my comment that, “yes, and you are gaining it quite rapidly.”
Tell me fellow sisters why is it that it hurt so bad to hear that from him? It took a beautiful day and turned it around to sadness for me. Although I know I have gained 25 extra pounds, I was hoping to hear something more along the lines of, “Yes, I know, it happens to all of us when we get older.”
Your thoughts on how to view this? My gymn membershhip starts again today and maybe it’s the motivation I need to go back. I can see that. But it still hurts.