But there’s some “issues” too during this “new Spring” in life 😳🥀

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

During this “new Spring” in life there’s also some rainy and stormy days too. I don’t have the biggest challenges during this pre perimenopause, but there’s some issues, or tiny challenges that’s dropping by. And I don’t know what this period in my life can or will bring me later, so I at least choose to enjoy the changes I do like at the moment,- like for example my body changes 😊.

But I still need to “deal” with some few other issues, or rainy and stormy days, if you want. It’s not to much to complain about, in general this issues are not difficult to deal with, and don’t last very long either. But when they “shows up” it’s quite fine to be alone, and “deal” with them in my own way 😊. Another thing,- in general I don’t know when the “issues” are dropping by. Because that’s exactly what they are doing,- dropping by exactly when it suits them, and not me. It’s nothing I can choose or control.

In short periods I have had water in my body, causing the hormone changes. And also one of the reasons why it didn’t dropped my mind that I could have put on weight when my winter clothes felt a bit thigh.

It has mainly been in my feet, ankles to be more correct, and sometimes in my hands too. It’s not often, and not to bad, but it is uncomfortable. And I have never had any kind of water like that in my body before. I think the closest “water in my body” was the water in my stomach under my pregnancies 💧.

And I’m still not “leaking” (thank so much for that 🙏),– and I really hope I can avoid that too, even I know it is natural for a woman to have or get some “water leakage” in a certain age. I’m really doing my “exercises” ,- “pinch and hold and pinch a little more”. Hopefully that will help forever to avoid any kind of water leakage 🤞.

And my stomach,- also that one can be a bit “troubling” now and then. It can feels like it is a marble in there 😳. But it’s not, and of course the marble also “disappear”, but not always when I want. I just need to give it a bit of time and maybe a prune and two 😅. But of course this marble in my stomach also has been a reason for why I didn’t offer weight increase and small clothes so many thoughts.

When I’m in this “body” area I can also mention cellulite. I have some of them too, mainly on my thighs. They don’t bother me. They are a part of this “process” as well, I think. And as long as they don’t bother me I don’t give them to many thoughts.

But there’s a challenge I do struggling a bit with when this one shows up,- and that’s challenges with the sleep. For some reasons I don’t know, I can have a night and two or three where I’m not sleeping very well without knowing why, or the reason. And phu,- the days after some nights without a good sleep feels like I have been on a party with a few glasses of too much wine 😴🍷 . I’m so, so tired and feel so uncomfortable the day after a sleepless night 😴. It’s more then enough to just do my customer service agent job on the phone then, and not very much more then that.

I’m not use to that,- in general I do sleep very well and also fast when I’m putting down my head on ny pillow 😴.

An other thing,- I actually want to go to bed at 21.00 in the evening 😅. But Im trying my very best to be awake until around 23.00. And in general I do manage that one 😊. And I get my 7- 8 hours with beauty sleep 🥰.

Off,- and yes,- this mind and soul and thoughts and feelings things- more correctly “moody button”. That one is not very fun at all. I know I did mention that one in my other “new Spring in life post”. That one feels seriously not like any kind of Spring. More like a very stormy and cold winter day with out any kind of control ❄😳. And so, so hard to explain.

And like I mention in an earlier text,- I don’t have any midlife crisis, but I have different midlife thoughts, and some days I think more about my midlife thoughts than other days, but I can’t call my thoughts challenging. I’m just trying to find some kind of solutions, but I don’t rush the solutions. I know I need to use time on them.

And yes,- then it’s this “sexual feelings” too. I’m single so what can I say? I don’t have any lover, or friends with benefit. But it seems that “all is still in function”,- because I need to admit a friends with benefit haven’t been to bad to have 😅.

But maybe that’s just fine I’m in my bed alone at the moment? Because for some reason I get this hot flashes in the nights now and them,- and so fare haven’t had anyone during the day yet.

It’s the sleeplessness nights and the grumpy moods that’s bothering me most – then I really really don’t want anyone to bother me or Visa versa- bother them,- special not with my grumpy mood.

I’m also use reading glasses 🤓🧐. I needed to start with that some years ago. I’m using glasses when I working at my computer, when I use my mobile, and when Im reading a book. Still no need for more use for glasses yet, but of course that one can change too. It will probably change when I’m getting older,- and I still have glasses a bit “here and there” because even after a couple of years as a “part time” glass- user I’m still forget to use glasses when I need to read the menu in a restaurant, or my tiny shopping list when I go for shopping food 🧐. It’s nice to know what I’m order from the menu as well as bringing with me home from the store 😅. So I have some painting glasses in my painting – corner, a couple in my work corner, a couple in my handbag and a couple on the table in the livingroom – just in case 🤓.

So,- all in all so fare in this pre perimenopause things aren’t to bad actually 😊. But I need to admit I actually really hope it doesn’t will be or “bring” me more or other “issues” then that I’m “dealing” with at the moment. My “issues” are not to bad, but I don’t need more of them 😊.

And I can understand why ladies in the 50′, or more correctly during the menopause, can be a bit scary and grumpy. Actually trolly. Imagine “water leakage”, water in the body that should be leaking, but don’t, and marble in the stomach, some sleepless nights and hot flashes too 😳. Clothes that suddenly and without any warning are shrinking, and when I’m into this “no warning”- a mind that’s not give any kind of warning for suddenly tears or anger 😳. It’s not strange that ladies during the menopause gets a bit scary- it’s a bit scary the whole menopause sometimes.

So I think I let the whole menopause “rest” for a tiny while, and use my focus on other things, stuffs and happenings in life for a while instead 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon,- and I’m not going to bother you with any menopause issues for a while (at least it’s not my plan) 😊.

So a tiny cheers for the different changes and challenges,- for the life and that life is what it is 🧡,- and for a “new Spring in life” that I’m not always understand because it doesn’t quite feels like a Spring- but I have heard it’s painful when flowers growing,- it hurts when buds bloom 😊🥀

It’s not strange that ladies during the menopause gets a bit scary- it’s a bit scary the whole menopause sometimes 😳. During this “new Spring” in life there’s also some rainy and stormy days as well 🌬. But I have heard that it hurts when buds bloom,- so I choose to believe so 🌱. So a tiny cheers for a “new Spring in life” 🍷😊.

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Something strange has happened to my clothes 😳

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Yes,- it’s true- something very strange has happened to my clothes lately 😳. Many of my clothes doesn’t fit me anymore. They are actually to small 😳. How did that happen without me notice it? 🤔

Or….maybe it’s me, and not my clothes something strange has happened too?

I know it is a kind of joke to say the wardrobe shrunk the clothes. But you should not ignore the fact that something like this actually happens when you reach a certain age. The wardrobe act strange too during menopause. That’s for sure,- even my do.

One of ny favourite shorts for the Spring and summer,- and last summer I needed to use a belt in this. This summer I can’t even button it together.

I have noticed during the last months that some of my winter clothes was started to be a bit thigh “here and there”. But to be honest I thought maybe it was because I had wash them a bit to much, or in to to high temperature or something like that. And new washed and clean clothes also sometimes have the habit to be a bit to thigh in the beginning. But it’s not my clothes that has changed- it’s my body.

I found my clothes for the summer and….wow….there was at least half of them that was to small, to thigh. Didn’t fit my body at all and anymore. I can’t actually not use them. I can’t actually not get some of them on my body even when I’m trying, and if I get them on I had big challenge to get them of me, it felt like they was glued into my body 😳. It’s shorts and dresses, tops and trousers, even blouses and skirts. Phu! I was seriously not prepared for this.

And one of my favourite skirts,- I didn’t even manage to “move” it over my hips,- and last time I used this was in October 2021.

I know it is natural that the body is changing and also to put on some weight when we comes to a certain age,- but I was not quite yet prepared for this 😅. Like I mention I’m in the pre perimenopause, not menopause, and thought maybe this body changes came in the menopause, or after. But obviously not.

Last time I was on my bathroom weight I was a place between 56- 58 kilos, and I think that was maybe in December or January. I don’t remember, but it’s a while ago. And today I’m 63, 5 kilos. Where did they come from? I know it’s not much, but for my body it’s actually is. I have been over 60 kilos only 3 times in my life,- and that was during my pregnancies.

I’m not crying (yet) to put on weight. I was just a bit surprised over my thighs and hips, stomach and breasts, even my arms have increased in size without me even noticing it. And it all are a bit “rounder” in the “fashion” too. Even my ass has changed.  Or maybe it’s the hips?

I do take a look at my self in the mirror closely every day, as well as I see myself in photos too….but I haven’t notice this changes very much. But I can promise you I notice the changes when I was trying to find some summer clothes to put on my body……and couldn’t even manage to button them together. Or get them of my body when I had really squeezed my body into them.

I’m fine with this changes at the moment. But this is a bit new for me, the body, the weight, even to have clothes in my wardrobe that doesn’t fit me. So I need to get a bit use to this body changes,- and also for seriously start to work out. Not just mornings walks, and steps walks to the train station,- but now it is for real “back to business” to my earlier work out and exercises I did before.

Since my body “spreads out” a bit “here and there”, and my clothes shrink, I had to stop by a pharmacy today to check that I have not shrunk in height, that that one also had changed,- fortunately I am still 170 cm, and then I think 63,  5 kilos divided by the number of centimeters is perfectly ok.  Although there are obviously a few extra pounds over my thighs, hips, stomach and breasts.

I’m not sad over this body changes, actually the opposite,- because I have for so many years struggling with my weight and have to little kilos on my body. But I’m a bit sad over all the clothes that doesn’t fit me anymore. To get a new “summer wardrobe” is actually really not on my budget this summer. And I was not prepared for this body changes yet. But okay,- it is what it is 😊. I’m growing up to be a grown up and mature woman,- and I’m actually happy with my “new” body. I know it is not for all women during menopause to be happy for the extra pounds/ kilos that “shows up”,- but I allowed me to be happy for mine 😊.

I know some maybe think I shouldn’t be- but at the moment I need to admit that I do like this changes and like this kilos,- but I don’t need to put on to much more. It is “heavier” to “carry”,- I also notice that, so my body needs to be stronger now 😊. And luckily it is different second hand clothes stores in the area , so I can visit and see if I can find some new summer clothes for my summer wardrobe 🌞.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Yes,- the dress looks nice, button be honest, I actually can’t even walk or move in it- and to get it off,- phu! Seriously stress.

I need to admit that something very strange has happened to my wardrobe during the last months 😳. And obviously my body “spreads” a bit “here and there” too. Hips are changing, stomach too. Or maybe it is actually the clothes and not me ? 👗

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Wrinkles, you said?😳😅

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

After the hair on our top, we have our beautiful faces 😊,- and as we gets older there is a tiny habit that some fine lines and wrinkles are “showing up”. To be honest I don’t think my wrinkles are to bad, but what can happen in some years? I don’t know,- but I admit I do my very best to have the wrinkles and fine lines I have a bit under “control” 😅.

They are not so wrinkled and whining yet. But I never know what the age can bring me 😊.

Wrinkles, you say? 😊 Im stretching them out as best as I can as you can see 😅

But I need to admit that when I wake up and a little while afterwards there can be a bit more extra wrinkles. My skin is like a little extra “curly”, – trolly, trolly- and yes I think I can scare a soul and two with my morning trolly wrinkle face 😅. At least until the wrinkles has taken their morning stretches and calm down bit. You know like we stretch our body when we wake up, it’s also like my face need a bit time for “stretching” here and there after a good night sleep to let the wrinkles fall in the correct places, the correct nice places where they look a bit better 😅. But my morning wrinkles need to be stretched a bit out, maybe a kind of face morning exercise before they look “good”🤸‍♀️. Is it like that for you too? That this morning wrinkles have a habit to show up very much in the morning, a kind of a bit “trolly, trolly”, and then they in a way “calm down” a bit during the day?

And also when I’m very, very tired, ( or angry 😳),- uff, then I feel it’s wrinkles “everywhere” in my face and even on my throat too 😳. Not very charming,- but okay,- it it what it is 😳. I can be charming in other “settings” instead 😅.

And yes, there are a few more smile wrinkles and lines when I’m smiling now at days than for some few years ago, – but I take that as a good sign, – it means that I have smiled a lot and have a lot to be happy about. And that’s true too 😊🧡. I feel I have very much in my life to be grateful and happy for, and smile for 😊🧡

My happy, morning face from one of my morning walks at the beach 😊. Smiley wrinkles,- of course 😊 I have a lots to be happy for, grateful for and smile for 😊

Like I mention earlier in my post I do a couple of things to “slow down” the wrinkle process” in my face. I use honey and almond scrub a couple of times during the week, and I also “squeeze” some aloe vera in my face every day. Both honey, almond and the aloe vera are “fresh”. Well,- not quite the honey- that one is from a box in the store, and the almond too. But the aleo vera I have a big plant I’m using the leaves from. And I also “eat”, or drink is more correctly, collagen from Norway 😊. My youngest sister and her husband have their own collagen company and they makes and sells collagen,- and it’s perfect for the skin and also the health in general 😊. Except from this I also try my best to get 7- 8 hours sleep, try to eat healthy, and is very moderate with alcohol and I always use suncream in my face when I’m in the sun. Factor 30 or 50, it depends a bit.

I’m not sure if this “things” I’m doing can be a factor that my wrinkles are not to bad. Well,- at least I don’t think my wrinkles are to bad,- it doesn’t matter so much what other thinks. But if I believe it helps it’s good enough for me 😊. So I’m still not there where I think or feel I need to “lift” something in my face, yet, or fill up a bit here and there. But I don’t know how I will feel about that in a couple of years. Maybe thing will be different, maybe not- maybe I will still like my happy wrinkles and grateful for the fact that I actually still have them, and even maybe a couple of more 😊. Or maybe I will feel more confident and comfortable with my self if I Iift and fill a bit “here and there”? I don’t know. At the moment I’m fine with the way my wrinkles in my face are, I feel confident and comfortable like it is 😊.

I know some women feel for “lifting” and “filling up” here and there in their face,- and I can understand their choices, even I don’t want to do something like that, at least not yet. I don’t know what I will feel in a couple of years. But it’s about feeling confident and comfortable with your self and your age, so if some face lifting helps in the age of 50 or more,- why not? It’s all about feeling confident and comfortable with your self 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

This are more and less what I’m using for my skin in my face, and also aloe vera cream or suncream,- it depends.

Of course I have a bit more fine lines and wrinkles now at days then for just some years ago, I’m getting older,- and that’s a part of getting older 😊. But I choose to believe they are happy smiley wrinkles 😊.

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I can continue “on the top” 🦱🧢😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Since I’m “touching” this menopause now at days in my blog I can continue a bit “on the top” of the body. Or that’s maybe not quite correct, because I have already wrote a bit what’s happen inside “the top” now and then during this new “phase” in life. The “magical” menopause, or more correctly for me,- perimenopause (a bit of a fancy word for a not always so fancy “situation”)💫.

The brain lives it’s own lifes now and then, and don’t even give a tiny “hands up” before is messing around with the thoughts and feelings, tears and anger, and frustration,- and just in case,- I’m not always sure why this is happening either 😳. But okay,- I’m not the only one 😊.

And of course there’s some thoughts about my future too, up there in my top,- like I told you in my last post 😊.

But there’s also hair “on the top”, and the hair have a habit to change colour as well when “everything” else is changing in the body, and also for many during the menopause. I have actually looked after grey hair for maybe two or three years already😅, but luckily I haven’t found very much yet 😅. I stopped colouring my hair for maybe one or one and a half year ago, and it was different reasons for that 😊.

It was of course easier to look for grey hair when I had my natural hair colour, and I was a bit curious what my natural hair colour actually is. I think I have more and less colour my hair since I was around 15- 16 years old. So maybe it’s time for the natural colour look now? 😊

And I also thought it will be just easier for myself if or when my hair colour turn naturally grey to just let it be that way. So fare there’s not to much grey hair, and I need to admit I’m a bit happy for that. They comes when they comes, and if not, that’s fine too. But at least now it will gets it’s own natural hair colour “touch” when it’s starting to be grey for real 😊.

An other reason why I stopped colouring my hair is because it’s actually a bit stress to do this every fourth or sixth week. Now I don’t need to, and to be honest it feels a bit relieved. If I one day colouring my hair again,- I don’t know. But so fare it feels actually quite nice to just accept the “hair colour situation” the way it is, and don’t stress with this hair colouring every fourth to sixth week 😊.

I don’t have very thick hair, so I have used hair extensions now and then to feel more comfortable with my hair, and of course also with myself. Special because I didn’t feel very comfortable with my thin hair. I have now also dropped hair extensions. I haven’t use that either for over a year, or probably more. My hair is still thin, but okay,- I’m actually a bit fine with that one too. But I need to admit I do “eat” tablets to get thicker hair 😅. Something calls “Medebiotin” and “Relafit Capils”, but maybe I also should start to try some seaweed,- just in case? Even some of this tablets actually should contain some seaweed.

This tablets I did take for 3 months and then 3 months without, and if necessary 3 new months. And I think I’m going to “go” for 3 new months. So fare not to much have happen in the “be thicker hair” area, and it can’t do any harm anyway to eat a bit more of this tiny pills 😅, and it’s not so stressful to remember a tiny little hair pill every morning either 🦱😅.

My natural hair colour,- I’m actually not sure what kind of colour that is, because it’s still a bit mix of added hair color, some bleaching from the sun and then my own, – down there in the bottom.  But it is what it is – and I actually feel quite okay with my hair color as it is …..for now. Maybe I try to color my hair again one day, maybe not. But at the moment I prefer it “all” the way it is 😊.

So maybe as you probably understand I’m actually not “struggling” with my “hair situation” during this pre perimenopause process, something I’m very happy for 😊. Because I know some women do struggling with that too,- on top of all other kinds of “issues” menopause brings.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My “hair situation” during this pre perimenopause is not to bad,- a tiny mix of different colours,- but I’m actually fine with it 😊. It is what it is 🦱😊

One thing is what’s happen inside the mind and brain during the perimenopause ( and menopause as well), but for some also something happens with what’s “outside” like for example the hair colour. I did stop colouring my hair for over a year ago for different reasons,- and I’m fine with the natural colours that’s “shows up” so fare 😊🦱.

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“Touching” the menopause 😳😊🥀

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

In my last post I did “touch” the “subject” menopause. A bit “scary subject” for some women, and for others not so much. I’m going to “touch” this subject a bit more during my next posts. I’m not in “the middle” of this “menopause- process” yet, …..I think….I actually know 😊…..but in the beginning,- this stadium befor peri- menopause (proper advanced words are there too 😅). I have “learned” lately that obviously I’m in the middle of the menopause process when I have been a year without my period. And I have just been some weeks without my period 😅,- and there’s something in my body that tells me that I will probably get my period again in a couple of weeks 😳.

I have “touched” the menopause subject a couple of times before in my blog, but not to much for different reasons. I’m not quite “there”, at the same time as I’m, and I’m not struggling to much on daily basis with the different changes and challenges menopause can gives. But of course I notice different “things” “here and there”, both mentally and physically when it comes to “getting older”. So I haven’t had to much to write about, at the same time as I maybe have a bit more to write about now then for just a year ago 😊.

I have always thought ladies in the 50’s has been a little bit scary,- and I know I’m not the only one with thoughts like that. Both men, children, young adults and women not in the 50’s have a couple of thoughts about ladies in the 50’s. I have never been a big fan of ladies in the 50’s. I didn’t like them to much when I was younger. They are rude and mean, grumpy and talk load and seems to have no limit to what can come out of their mouths sometimes 😳. And many use a lots of colours in their hair, the clothes, the nail polish and make up, even nickles and ear rings can be big and colourful so we should be pretty sure to notice them both with our eyes and ears 💍💄. They are a bit like very pretty, colourful and scary trolls 😅😊.( ps- I really hope you know I’m exaggerating a bit now 😊)

And then suddenly after some years, some of this ladies became so soft and nice, caring, smell nice and safe, even the colours are tone down a bit down. It’s like you want to be hugged by them because they are so good and gentle 🥀.

And now I’m one of this scary trolly ladies in the 50’s 😳, and suddenly, little by little I’m starting to understand this scary attitude the ladies in the 50’s had and have, and why.

It’s actually not the easiest “changes in life” we are going through,- and like I mention,- I know I don’t have the biggest challenges at all when it comes to menopause, but still,- “wow” it can be a bit of a emotional waves some days 🌊. And to be honest,- I really like to be alone when this emotional waves “shows up” so I don’t need to be to “trolly” with the people around me.

The body is changing, the hair, the skin, the wrinkles, something inside you as well is changing. Sometimes there’s no control over the tears, other times no control over the anger- and you don’t even know where the tears or the anger comes from, or why it just suddenly showed up. And the clothes is changing too. Or maybe that’s because of the body changes ?😅 And it’s difficult to put the correct words on the different things that’s happen with you during this new period in life- this menopause,- special this “jumping Jack flash” moods. It’s like an adult puberty,- really 😳😊.

Some will of course find it interesting to read about my personal “experiences” so fare during this pre peri- menopause period, others not. Natural enough, because we are in different places in our life 😊. But I will try my very best to share with you some of my experiences in this/ my pre peri menopause during my next posts during this week (what a fancy word for maybe a not so “fancy” period in life?)📝😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

I’m still not “there” in my life where I find it necessary to use a lots of colours- I prefer this a bit anonymity “style” 😊

I have always thought ladies in the 50’s (the ladies during this “magical” menopause) has been a little bit scary. And “soon” I will be one of this scary trolly ladies in the 50’s myself 😳, Not because I’m 50 yet,- but because this “exacting” phase in my life is starting- this a bit scary (peri) menopause 🥀.

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