From eating to nurturing through ingestion pt. 2   2 comments

So what prompts a person to really start making changes in their life instead of just talking about it?  For me it’s middle age…..Like most people, I heard the warnings of older folks ” Enjoy it now because once you hit your forties, it’ll all change. ”  Also like most people, I didn’t really think it would happen to me… Until it did.

Shortly after I turned forty-two, I started noticing that my “love handles” we’re beginning to look more like love handfuls. My mother laughed at me one day when I complained about my increasing weight gain. ” That’s your spare tire dear.” And she gave me one of those knowing looks the older generation gives to those foolish younger ones. The look that says ” I told you so…” Without actually saying so.

Another factor that has snuck up on me ( ok came at me while I held my hands in front of my eyes in denial), was menopause. While I still only have my foot in the door of this blessed change, I am getting to know it and the ways in which it is affecting me.

So now I am 45, 40 pounds heavier than I should be, often tired, achy, lack energy and stamina, irritable…well, you get the picture. Most people would sum it up with ” typical middle age issues.”  Let’s think about that for a minute… Why are those symptoms synonymous with middle age? Why is it considered normal to feel run down and out of shape when we are supposedly ” in our prime” ?

The obvious answers would be that most people suffer from lack of good nutrition, excercise, and mental attitude, right?

stay tuned for what I’ve learned…

 

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Posted February 6, 2015 by oldwaywmn in Uncategorized

2 responses to “From eating to nurturing through ingestion pt. 2

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  1. This may seem weird but my mom is a birth doula and I am studying food systems, anthropology, native studies in college which is why I stumbled upon this blog. Anyways I was just wondering if you’ve posted the part three of this post somewhere becaue I would love to read it

  2. It isn’t weird at all. As of yet, I have not posted part three. When I do, it will appear here.
    Thanks for your interest and feel free to keep in touch and ask away.

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