Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Cusp of Young and Old

I stand here on the cusp of young and old,
Not quite timid,
Not quite bold.

Always so angry.
Always so sad.
Always so lost.

Always walking the line.
Wishing I had trusted myself,
While I still had time.

It's not too late,
But maybe it is.
Just keep working, and wait.

Monday, May 14, 2012

One of THOSE Days?

Did you ever have one of THOSE days when you just don't feel good and really don't much like anyone?

Me too!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hi All

Squirter Fish image courtesy of Maena and MorgueFile.

Just a quick, hello. Just an open invitation here, if you don't see what you are looking for, (and there is not a lot of information here, yet, but I do have access to a lot of data) feel free to leave a comment.

If you are looking for any particular menopause-related information that you need or want, I can most likely hook you up with the data you're looking for, just let me know what it is you need.

For now, either leave a comment or drop me an email at  I'll get a contact form placed on the site soon.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Welcome to Fat and Cranky

Fan image courtesy of Clarita and Morguefile.

With the legalese out of the way in my first post, I would like to introduce my new blog, Fat and Cranky.

Fat and Cranky is dedicated to all the women getting ready to enter menopause, currently menopausal women, and post-menopausal women.

Have you ever noticed no one ever talks about how great menopause is? I picked the name Fat and Cranky because the list of ways menopause can affect the female body pretty much leave a lady feeling either fat or cranky, sometimes both.

I'm going to keep this introduction short, but want to share a brief outline of my current plans for this blog.

What is Coming to the Fat and Cranky Menopause Blog?
  • Links to menopause information sites plus links articles I have permission to share will be over on the right side of the page.
  • A navigation bar will eventually be either on the left or across the top, under the Fat and Cranky header bar.
  • Articles and posts that I or guest posters create will be featured here in the center of this page.
  • When I have more content, I'll create pages for different topics, such as pre-menopause, post-menopause, menopausal weight gain, Cancer risk during menopause, menopause headaches, hormone imbalance, spotting, and pretty much any other part of menopause that can affect a woman's, or her family's life.
Feel free to let me know what you think, or if you are looking for specific information that you do not see. I have a ton of resources about menopausal health, and it will take a while for me to get this site looking right because it is kind of a side project for me right now. (I recently began writing about menopause for Everyday Health, Voices of Experience, so this blog is a natural extension of a topic I am already passionabout sharing.)
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No information provided by Fat and Cranky should be construed as medical advice. Information provided here is provided as a research starting point and as a source of emotional support for other women experiencing the effects of perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause.

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