I've read that too, that the lower estrogen levels have an effect on fat and muscle patterns. Mostly it seems we are much less likely to pack the layers around the tummy and hips (yeah!). Instead we get that lovely back fat
Keep up the good work with the DVDs. Some of the ladies here are so disciplined with the home workouts, I really admire them. Other than running (which is zen to me) I need to be among people to get the weight training in.
Hop on over to the Women's corner, or the exercise section and check with the folks there. I am sure you will have lots to add