Sorry you are having problems with weight loss. I would walk or do some kind of exercise everyday for about 30 min. where your heart rate goes up some.
The way of eating that has helped me is small portions, no beef, no caffeine or alcohol, low fat.
I eat grilled or baked chicken, fish,turkey, pork loin , and beef only once a month. Beef is high fat pretty much. I eat all kinds of fresh veggies steamed, grilled, little olive oil, baked sweet potato, brown rice, red potatoes, whole grain bread, pasta . I don't cook with rich sauces , gravies , or butter. I pretty much go by the Mediterranean eating plan. I eat some low fat yogurt, no sugar in it and add frozen fruit and a little of the natural sugar Stevia. I drink Almond milk low sugar.
I eat a lot of green salads with all kinds of veggies in it and use a low calorie dressing and no more than a tablespoon or two of dressing. I don't buy any snack foods any more or cookies. When I am hungry I drink water, eat fresh fruit instead of other sweets. I drink herbal ice teas , no sugar. I have gotten off of all diet and sodas. I like real brewed tea, but do the decaf. I drink water when I go to a restaurant and order low cal things.
I have been eating like this for some time. If I get invited somewhere I may cheat a little , but get right back on my way of eating right away. I don't believe in diets just small portions, and healthy foods and exercise. I work out for 30 min. several times a week. I ride the bike and the elliptical. I would do everyday except I have joint problems and my body needs a day of rest to feel better.
I have found that menopause has made it twice as hard to keep weight off or lose. Keeping active is key and what foods we choose.
You can do a Search on Amberen and some posts will come up. http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sea...earchid=773189
I don't think I would take the Amberen or Menersa with my patch.
I have found that the patch or any estrogen made me hungry. I am no longer on estrogen.
Good luck and don't give up on exercise and healthy eating.