Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Bottomless Pit

There's one week a month that I swear, no matter what I do, what I eat or how much willpower I exercise, I feel just plain terrible.

Ladies, I'm sure you know what week I'm talking about.

This is the first time I've gone through PMS week since hiring Ms. A--and can I just say that yesterday's workout was especially brutal. I was dragging and struggling to finish every exercise. I was gaggy and gross and had absolutely no energy (Despite the fact I'm actually getting a good 8 hours of sleep a night).

I fessed up to what was going on and she suddenly understood...and told me it was absolutely normal. But she pushed me to keep going and keep going I did.

The dangerous part though has been the eating. I am a virtual bottomless pit before my period arrives. It's not that I crave anything in particular (Although today I fell prey to the siren song of some Wendy's fries--but I only ate a few before tossing the rest in the trash)...I'm just always hungry.

I can eat protein and it won't matter. Carbs do nothing for me. I just want to eat and eat and eat and eat. It's terrible.

Normally, I would tell myself, "Oh, relax. You have your period. You're entitled, have the cookies," and I'd indulge.

Now I'm trying to be a little more sensible and telling myself hunger--at least the hunger I'm feeling--won't kill me. I don't need to eat every hour on the hour. I am getting some nutritious meals in...I'm not really starving.

So what did I do when the mid-afternoon urge to eat hit?

Came to my computer, natch!


Heather said...

good for you for resising the call of food! I am the same way when TOM rolls around..I NEED chocolate, and every exercise feels like its the most energy zapping thing I could possible due. but hang in there, you will get through it. supposedly they say that exercise helps PMS symptoms, so maybe in time you will barely feel this way at never hurts to hope!

Grumpy Chair said...

Thankfully, mine only last one day (the bottomless no satisfaction day with food) usually the day before or two days before. I am so glad I'm not the only one who goes through this.

P.S. - One day per month will not break the diet.

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

CCC...where you been?

Home the PMS symptoms are gone! Gotta love em!