Making steady progress with exercise and diet

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I finally got completely sick of my weight and anxiety and decided to do something about it.  I bought an exercise bike, started measuring my food portions, and cut out all the extra sweets I was eating.  I have been at this for about two months and I look and feel better already.  I have lost 10 pounds.  Having been about as far down as I could go with anxiety and depression, it is a relief to be doing what I can to make things better.  I am also back to taking the 2,000 IU of Vitamin D daily that my GI doctor prescribed.  I tried a different brand that is working out with no side effects so far.  Still haven’t found a new gynecologist yet.  Since I have Crohn’s disease as well, I want my GI doctor to advise on the Vitamin B12 lab results from my testing with the gyn that she could not explain, so I sent him the report and will see him next week.  It is a relief to be taking real steps forward.  I didn’t think I could do it.  I take it all a day at a time now and it is making a real difference.

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    Hi liz

    Is it true that perimenapause has alote of symptoms I keep hearing different stories can it make you dizzy, fatigue, aches pains head ache ear pain im so confused please let me know what you or other people have experience.

    Thank you

    Jackie

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      Hi Jackie, it seems to vary from woman to woman.  I’ve had many symptoms with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression being the absolute worst.  There is a post in the forum about 66 symptoms that women may experience by JayneeJay and it includes a detailed list that is very helpful.  The best advice that I’ve received here was from a lovely woman named gailannie who responded to one of my posts (called Sick of peri) when I had really hit rock bottom.  She told me to do absolutely the best I can in taking care of myself.  She is right:  it makes a huge difference to treat yourself well, to eat healthy foods, get exercise, and get plenty of rest.   I started slowly making changes and things are much better already.  Post here whenever you have questions and do not be afraid to get the care you need.  We’re here for you!
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      How long are you in perimenapause,

      I started this nightmare 3 months ago with fatigue at first gi problems dizzy these symptoms have subsided alote ,I started the pain in my right side of my head ,neck and behind my ear about a,month ago i scheduled an appointment with my ent dr.all I can do is pray I hear many different symptoms from many women ,thank you.

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    Dear Liz - Thank you for that inspiration! I have elevated B/P, cortisol & blood sugar.  I also suffer from anxiety & a little depression. I certainly believe/feel that when I eat well & drink lots of water that my anxiety goes down & my depression dissipates. When you eat toxic stuff like sugar it elevates your blood sugar, spikes the cortisol which increases the anxiety which than ramps up the blood sugar - diet & exercise certainly helps to regulate our overall mood as well - good luck on  your journey to health - 

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    Oh my goodness!!  That's wonderful and this gives me hope!!   I'm having a tough time with sugar as I crave chocolate!!!  Ugh   Keep us posted with tips here and there.   I do good for about a week then go back to old habits.. 10 lbs is awesome!! 

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      There’s a trick to the chocolate cravings that my mom suggested and it works if you stick to it.  She lost almost 80 pounds following her hysterectomy years ago.  She said to have just one small piece of chocolate daily.  It keeps you from feeling deprived and you get to have that treat.  I bought a little bag of bite-sized chocolates and that is that.  I know once I’ve had my one little treat that I got to enjoy it and I move on.  Now that I’m enjoying a greater variety of foods and flavors, sweets don’t have that hold on me that they did before and the one bite is satisfactory.
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    That’s so wonderful! I know I definitely feel better when I’m well hydrated, eat better and get my walks in..I’m trying to up my routine so I can add in some weights to my exercises and a bit more intensity..it’s hard when you’re so down but I’m happy to have found this forum with so many lovely ladies to offer support! Best to you!!💕

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      Thanks, Amy... it makes a huge difference.  I’m also adding light weights a few times a week now that the bike routine is in place.  I’m glad we can’t support each other here.  Take it up a notch with your routine and see what happens.  🌸

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