Only made it to the gym once this week, but the vacation poundage has dropped back off. Also, I’ve had at least 100 ounces of water each day this week, so that’s off to a good start. I’m keeping on.
In other news, in the past couple of weeks—once while in Florida and once just last night—I’m pretty sure that I’ve experienced by first bouts of true night sweats. I always get hot when I sleep (in contrast to pretty much always being cold when I’m awake), but these were not the same as that. No, I think I have to accept the reality of the flippant remark that’s been coming out of my mouth for quite a while now: perimenopause. I’m pretty sure that there are some upsides to actually going through “the change”, but my understanding is that those benefits are slow in coming around. But, in terms of the matter at hand, it also seems to be a universal truth that the vast majority of the women dealing with either full-on menopause or the preliminary version also experience at least a difficulty losing weight, if not actual weight gain. I know I’ve said before that losing weight at 50 is significantly harder than it was even at 47-48, and I am not thrilled with the idea that all of physiology is combining to make it even harder. But, as I say, I’m keeping on; I can’t just give up now, even if science is against me.
39 minutes treadmill; 2.59 miles