I have been so completely blessed with good genetics for most of my life. I have an unusually high metabolism and don't need to worry too much about what I eat. Of course in the past 7 years I have also progressively increased the number of classes I teach so perhaps that was counterbalancing the age related slowing of my metabolism. Flash forward 3 months and here I am practically sedentary for several days on end combined with the effects of chemo related menopause and snacking all day due to boredom wandering the house. A recipe for disaster. I now have a lovely flabby ring around my middle and the flesh on my arms and legs has that wonderful jello effect. I think God wants me to try on the shoes of all of my students because I can sure relate to weight related frustration. I have always had a fairly healthy diet but now I am trying to portion control, count calories and make every calorie count so my body stays strong but I don't pack on the pounds. I went from teaching 9 classes a week to 0. Now exercise on a good day is maybe 20 minutes of cardio. As you read before - getting through an hour long class of Bodyflow is a reason to celebrate.
Just so you know I am not obsessing over it. I know a few LBs wont be the end of the world - a little more to love right? I just know that getting my endurance back when this is over will be challenging enough without having to carry an extra 15 pounds around. I also want you to know that I feel your pain when the chocolate ice cream and french fries (ahhh french fries) are calling your name.