Weight gain with age, it's so unfair. But I just don't worry about
it, it happens to all of us to some extent. It's been especially startling to me at how the weight has shifted, with a butt that has become stupid-flat and my slim waist suddenly thickening. Sucks. At least the exercise keeps my arms from going slack.
I can't imagine how bad it would be if I didn't exercise. Oh, yes I can, I look at my older sisters!
I read that people with celiac tend to be heavier. That might be part of my problem.
BTW, Target carries colorful little padded barbells from 1 lb on up. Our 95 year old grandmother exercises with the ones I gave her, every day.
And, BTW, the 40s are great...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days.