No, I don't feel like a weakling....but 114 pounds for 5'1 is the norm on the if you're large boned.
If you're wanting to increase strength, work on muscle tone and balance....eventually as you get older (trust me on this), you will gain a different kind of weight.
I do understand, however, what you mean by feeling vulnerable....since I've gained the weight, I feel like I have more presence. Probably because everyone always complained about
me being sooooo skinny. I think it was more that I didn't have the curves that made me look like "more".
I'm now "thicker"....not necessarily curvier. But after 50, I feel I've earned it, but can work on my waist being a bit smaller. That means working on it..sigh.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!