One more thing for us post-menopausal, fat, sweaty, grumpy, sleepless women to be freaked out about.
Happily married for a million years, Grammy, Mom and Mum-in-Law, kitties Sophie and Phoebe and best dog in the world Boo! Community theater actor and director. Happy library volunteer and amateur (translated to lover of) photographing nature. Avid reader (via Kindle on my iPhone) of fiction. In love with Midcoast Maine.
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Oh, great – I thought all of my fat was painfully visible! Now I hear I have hidden kamikaze fat, too? Yikes…
GOODIE!!!! I’m going through menopause while running a business.
I really need to take better care of myself — I want to outlive my husband and be a crazy old widow with cats someday.
I love that it’s called visceral fat. I always thought that word had a positive connotation, but no more. In fact, I looked it up on dictionary.com and here’s what it says next to the word:
1575, “affecting inward feelings,” from M.Fr. viscéral, from M.L. visceralis “internal,” from L. viscera, pl. of viscus “internal organ,” of unknown origin. The bowels were regarded as the seat of emotion. The figurative sense vanished after 1640 and the literal sense is first recorded in 1794. The figurative sense was revived 1940s in arts criticism.
Eew, the bowels as the seat of emotion? Somebody give our visceral fat a laxative.