Riddle Time: Who is starving to death, craving every food imaginable, clearing out her cabinets, then regretting it instantly, yet still hungry?
If you guessed me during the week before my period you're right. (Sorry to my 2 male readers.) Aunt flow, your monthly visitor, the crimson wave, the curse, whatever you want to call her... homegirl is a diet sabotaging bi*ch! It's time I tell it like it is and get it all out in the open.
I don't have any other PMS symptoms- no mood swings, etc. However, in the week before my period I am a raving, starving, will destroy all food in sight, lunatic. I try to tell myself it is mental, that I'm not really hungry, but my stomach hurts and I feel hungry (not just like I am craving).
I want to get this off my chest and tell you the truth of what is holding me back because this one stupid PMS week of unrestrained Man vs. Food style power eating is my worst diet saboteur. I did great the past few weeks. I was down over 3,500 calories a week and losing about a pound each. Woohoo! Even though last week with girls' weekend wasn't as good, I still busted butt, ate healthy the other days, and was below my calorie count for the week. Here is my vicious cycle though- I lose two or three pounds on the nonPMS weeks and then gain it all back in that one week. Argggghhhh…..
Cannot WILL NOT continue doing this. I was hoping
starting my LoseAMarathon Challenge through Run with Jess this week would help,
but I have failed these first two days. Yesterday
evening after I ate my normal 1,600 calories worth of healthy food I was still
starving and mindlessly ate an entire 4 servings of Popchips. Not horrible, but not helping. Today I had a good breakfast and even though
I was hungry restrained myself at lunch. (On a normal week my lunch would
have left me full.) Then I had an hour after work until b-day dinner with my mom and basically had an entire dinner before our scheduled dinner. Crap. Two full dinners. Double dinner day = Way too many calories Welcome back pounds I worked so hard to lose. You suck!
I hope that admitting to everyone that this is kicking my butt will help me conquer it.
1. When hungry eat a small, healthy smack packed with protein to fill me up.
2. Stay out of the kitchen after meals during PMS week.
3. If I'm feeling starving go for a walk/run first and then see how I feel.
Time to try these and hope they work. Do any of you have PMS food issues? If so… I
showed told you mine, now you
show tell me yours.
Runner's World Summer Run Streak -
Day 23 = 1 mile (quick predinner plans)
Total Miles Run = 88
|Celebrating my mom's birthday|
|You know you're in Charleston when....|
Boiled peanuts are an appetizer.
|Her birthday shrimp & grits.|
|My curry chicken sandwich. Amazing!|
|And because 2 full dinners was not enough...|
and since it was mom's birthday...
I got a slice of cake too.
I'm all about splurging sometimes, but today was a fail!