Jane’s Story

Jane’s Menopause Makeover Story

Age: 49, At the start of the year I was depressed, stressed, and way over a vaguely healthy weight, let alone my ideal weight.

Hot flashes were exhausting me, my joints hurt, my blood pressure was creeping up, I looked and felt like a frump.

The Menopause Makeover is FAB – it worked for me!

I was a doormat to everyone in my life, and I felt powerless to change.

It took a night in the hospital with a heart attack scare (thankfully not!) to make me realise no-one else was going to change my life for me.

Thanks to Staness’ help I’ve lost over 40 pounds in six months, and become far more confident and assertive.

I look and feel 10 years younger, my joints don’t hurt, my blood pressure is back to normal.

Even better, I welcome rather than dread turning 50 next month and moving on into the next decade of my life.

What helped most- getting my protein/carb ratio right, keeping a food diary, increasing exercise, and clearly and publicly stating my goals to keep me accountable.

I’d recommend the Menopause Makeover to any woman looking to change her health and her life. It’s realistic, evidence based, supportive, and caring. This plan really makes a difference!

PS: I’ve actually lost another 6 pounds since the weekend the “after” photos were taken!

6 months later!

Jane’s latest update:

Hey, Staness, thought you may want to know I now weigh 15 pounds less than when those photos were taken- two dress sizes smaller! Thanks so much for your help!

BEFORE (Jane in orange)                                AFTER (SEXY JANE!)

I’m wearing a dress size I haven’t fitted into since before I met my husband- from UK size 22 to UK size 12 in under a year!!!! I’m using a lot of exclamation marks, because this time last year I would truly not have believed this was possible.

I’m happier, healthier, stronger, more confident, and meeting my goals in other areas of my life too.

The Menopause Makeover works! And not just for weight, Staness has created a fabulously holistic plan that takes in all aspects of a woman’s life. I would recommend this 110% to any woman wanting to make changes in her health, happiness, or general well being.

I didn’t set foot in a gym either, waaaaay to busy for that, or invest in expensive exercise equipment. My exercise is walking which I incorporate into my daily commute in a way that it uses up NO additional time out of my day (using those fitness shoes with the curved soles really helped power up my walking too), and doing some light strength training with a resistance band.

Okay, the sun is shining, I have the day off work, I’m out for my walk!

Love and hugs,


Share YOUR Menopause Makeover story!

Click here to email: Staness@MenopauseMakeover.com.

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Jayne’s Story

Jayne’s Menopause Makeover Story

Age:  50 something Jayne is the amazing woman who launched the eharlequin.com Menopause Makeover community.  When we first met via phone prior to the book release, she confessed that she wanted to lose weight and start feeling good about herself again after reaching menopause.

After 12 weeks, our fearless leader got her groove back.

Jayne’s Story

I’m totally amazed by the results after I finally pulled out the measuring tape last night to measure my 12-week progress.

I have lost over 20 pounds, over 4 inces off my hips, two inches off my waist and one inch off my abdomen.

I don’t have the lumpie stuff going on anymore, the back fat seems to be gone, and I’m doing up my bras one clasp smaller.  My arms are tone too.

I’m feeling so much better about being in my own skin – it’s a great feeling!

I had someone at the office approach me today to tell me that my skin is glowing that I look amazing and at least 10 years younger.

This was much more than a book promotion for me, it was a personal journey.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for helping me regain my health on so many levels.

Thought you might like to see how my efforts are paying off in my new more fit Menopause Makeover body (I’m the one in the orange hat below with my daughter)!  I’m back in close fitting tees and sleeveless tops, and although I’ll never be as slim as my baby girl, I don’t look TOO shabby standing next to her.

AND just today I nipped into an outlet mall that is conveniently located enroute…my wallet wishes it weren’t, but I usually get such good deals that I rationalize the expense. I’m wearing a size SIX dress today (self portrait from my cell phone above). Yes, you heard me … SIZE SIX!!!

I nearly ran out of the fitting room squeeling when I put it on and it fit like it was made for me!  I’m sure the salesgirl must have thought I was insane as I went on about how I loved the dress ($15) and I loved my Menopause Makeover plan that got me into it.  Thank you Staness!

NOTE from Staness:  Thank YOU Jayne for your inspirational story, and kudos to the amazing women in our eharlequin Menopause Makeover community for their incredible support and enthusiasm.

Share YOUR Menopause Makeover story!

Click here to email: Staness@MenopauseMakeover.com.

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Elyssia’s Story

Elyssia’s Menopause Makeover Story

Age: 47 After twelve weeks on the Menopause Makeover, I not only lost weight, but I feel a lifting of my spirits.

I am more vibrant and energectic and have a more positive outlook on life.

I went from 132 pounds to 116 pounds and have lost an additional 6 pounds in four weeks by continuing to stay within the guidelines of The Menopause Makeover Food Pyramid.

I learned to eat more and exercise moderately!

This is not a diet.  It is a lifestyle that I can live with.

Setting healthy goals and sticking to them is easy when you see results.

In sixteen weeks I have lost a total of 24.25 inches and I feel great!

The Menopause Makeover is a whole-person approach to health and well-being, and it has provided me with the necessary tools to gain a new outlook on my life.  I am forever grateful.

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Judy’s Story

Judy’s Menopause Makeover Story

Age: 53 I am here to tell you the incredible truth.  Twelve weeks after starting The Menopause Makeover… I lost 22 pounds!

That is just unbelievable.  The boost in energy I feel is great!  The fatigue is gone.  I am energized.  My emotions are stable, even upbeat and giddy sometimes!

It’s been a decade of struggle. I’ve been fighting depression, and hot flashes for many years.

Judy1_047My self-image was sharply deflated, and as a single working mom at 53, I had little time, and no energy to devote to myself.  I have never had any success with weight loss.

Staness, the amazing makeover queen, has given me the tools to lose the weight.

The Menopause Makeover Food Pyramid has been a formula that suits me perfectly. I don’t get sluggish and grumpy.

Thank you Staness for creating a sensible and balanced way to LIVE.  Not only through menopause, but forever!

I feel wonderful.  My life looks and feels better than ever!

Share YOUR story! Email Staness@MenopauseMakeover.com

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Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Menopause Makeover Story

Age: 50 I began the Menopause Makeover just a few days after my 50th birthday, and candidly, it tuned out to be the best gift I could give myself at this milestone in my life’s journey.

I felt a growing disappointment and discouragement at my “physical” self, over which I seemed to have an increasing lack of control.

Staness took me through all the aspects of the easy 8-step, 12-week plan. I was over-joyed.  I saw results. I was amazed.

At last, a sensible, health lifestyle plan (NOT a temporary diet with temporary results).

The Menopause Makeover allowed me to reach my goal of losing 22 pounds in just 12 weeks.

I went from being overweight (178.5 lbs) to a healthy 156 on my 5’8″ frame.

I feel in control of my life and health again — and that is simply priceless.

Thank you Staness for The Menopause Makeover, a lifestyle plan that works!

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Heather’s Story

Heather’s Menopause Makeover Story

BEFORE                                                            AFTER

I am 38 and lost 52 pounds.  Yipee!!!  I went from a size 14 to a 4!  I proudly strutted myself into my high school reunion knowing I weighed just a couple of pounds less than I did when I graduated!

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy at the age of 29 – my doctor left one ovary to keep me from going through menopause.  Six months later, I was back in surgery to remove a large cyst.

Two months after that, the cyst had returned and the ovary was removed just before my 30th birthday.  An estrogen patch was slapped on me in the recovery room and I was on estrogen therapy for 5 years.

The weight gain seemed unstoppable and I became miserable.  I did not want to go anywhere or do anything.

Then I found Staness’ Menopause Makeover – this changed my world!  Her words made me realize that even though I was young, I did not have to PAUSE!

It took time, but I have found myself again!  I have more confidence and even made my way to my 20th high school reunion this past fall!

Thank you Staness for showing me the way to gain strength I never thought I had!

PS:  Here are the before and after pics I promised…you can see that my sweet little family has reaped the benefits of your program. I cannot thank you enough for the motivation, tools, and support!

BTW – The after pic was taken before my son’s first band concert.  He has struggled with asthma since pre-school and has been doing so much better!

I am a much happier person than I was in July of 2010!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
CONGRATS Heather – you are truly an inspiration!  You did it!  Me-No-Pause!  Wahoooo!
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