I have been working really hard to make changes in my body — both with what I put into it and what it looks like.
I have been sitting in a ton of discomfort.
In the moments, it’s often hard.
But now the discomfort is more tolerable.
I’m not obsessing over not eating ice cream like I used to.
I’m not constantly thinking about food.
I’m can distinguish between actual hunger and emotional cravings much more clearly and easily.
I can sit through cravings, experience them, and let them pass.
I am making a lot more decisions based on what Future Susie wants rather than what Present Susie wants.
But the biggest thing I’m learning is that menopause is NOT a death sentence.
It’s not an automatic you’re fucked.
It means you have to make some changes, sure.
But those are probably changes you should be making regardless of menopause.
I’m down 18.2 pounds.
My waist — a much more significant number healthwise — is down from a danger zone 38 1/2 inches to 35 inches.
And I feel great.
I’m proud of myself.
Here’s my 11 week progress pictures!
I feel great!