6 months away from the gym and a summer that was WAY too humid for regular bike-riding or walking outdoors, combined with the exit from menopause into post-menopause a year ago, caused me to lose muscle mass and gain a little weight. Total gain is 6 pounds in the past 18 months. The doctor says that's actually pretty good, since it's common for women to gain between 10-20 pounds in their first post-menopausal year. I'm low in vitamin D - also common for winter months in New England, and my cholesterol is just slightly north of the acceptable range, for the first time ever in my life (it's always been well within a normal acceptable range). Glucose is spot on and so is my TSH and free T-this that and the other thing and everything else your blood can possibly tell a lab.
I have to eat fewer carbs, and exercise more again. I can do that, my co-worker (who is like an adopted daughter) and I have been doing a mini workout each morning that we open the store together. Ten minutes HIIT, including squats, jump-squats, walking lunges, jogging in place, and pseudo-push-ups (tilted up by turning a hand-held shopping basket upside down on the floor and holding our hands on the edges of our basket).
And then we spend the next 2 hours climbing up and down ladders to stock the shelves before the store opens.
The carb thing's going to be difficult. I work in a store that sells candy by the piece, and those Wurther's Originals are just THERE - calling my name. I also love bread, and pasta. Thankfully I only have to cut down, not eliminate. But it'll still be difficult.