I totally got the "fighting menopause" statement. Who wants to think they are old? I swear to you that on the inside I'm the same exact person I was at age 17. How can all those years have gone by? I'm the same person! And these days, I actually feel 17, when at age 17 I hardly felt so young and healthy. But the lack of a period is the most wonderful thing in the whole world. I'm so glad I had a hysterectomy when I was 39. Kept the ovaries so I'm still a normal woman, but I don't have to fight my period anymore thank god!!
P.S. I never had children but my little sister did and as soon as she's a grandmother I'm going to laugh my freaking head off at her and tease her until she cries. Ha! Take that you botoxed, cosmetic surgeried, electrolysis hair-removed, skinny chick who always got the boys when we were younger. I win! (I'm not really that mean or that jealous. I'm just kidding.)
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3