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Proactive PMS-Related Overeating Prevention Post

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yesterday I commented on my realization that a lot of my urges to overeat are related to PMS. So for now, my strategy is going to be to blog more often to try to help keep a positive mindset. Maybe I can beat this with mental power and a good attitude. Afterall, I don't give in EVERY month. It's a vulnerability, NOT an inevitability.

Sometimes, like today, I just feel absolutely on top of the world in the mornings. The weather is beautiful, I feel well-rested, I have my coffee and my beautiful breakfast smoothie, and just feel like I could do anything (if it weren't for that little thing called WORK!). I wish I could feel like this all the time. I only work until noon during the summer (teaching summer school), but by then instead of being 70 out like it was at 7:30 this morning when I pulled into the school parking lot, it'll probably be closer to 90. Doesn't matter though, because if it's too hot to run outside I can either use the elliptical at the gym or take Zumba after Body Pump tonight, or I could even give myself permission to skip cardio (Body Pump gets me a little sweaty anyway).

I'm rambling a bit, but speaking of Zumba, I finally tried a few Zumba classes at my "new" gym and discovered which instructors I like/don't like. The Tuesday lady was awesome last week so I'm hoping it'll be another good one tonight if I go.

OK, enough rambling. Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!
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    ok so this is how i beat the 5 pound pms gain every month...the 2 weeks of my cycle when i don't feel snacky, i don't have any snacks especially after dinner....on the 2 weeks i am pmsing, i give in to moderate amounts of the deficit in calories balances the increase in calories vs the 4 weeks of calorie increase....i have more willpower when i am not pmsing--i am capitalizing on that!
    2377 days ago
    PMS sucks.

    It's a good thing your summer school is only half days. It's TOO HOT to teach after noon! LOL!!

    2405 days ago
    I find that blogging helps me control my cravings... it makes me more aware when I "write" my feelings down.

    Glad you found an instructor you like. Makes all the difference in the world!
    2405 days ago
    i read your blog yesterday too and i can relate oh so well. i read a long time ago that during pms that women's metabolism can actually increase at about 200-300 cals a day which is an extra snack or small meal. i actually lose weight a couple of days before i get it but then i get bloated. i think part of the cravings for me is if this increase is real then i am hungrier than normal and then i go right to junk because i try to hold out. when i am already trying to create a deficit to lose weight then i add another 200-300 cals i just get a little crazy!. knowing this you think i would wise up? i tried to find a better website but here is one article i found with a quick google search.
    2407 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2011 6:48:35 PM
    I love the way you think, Girl! Yes, you DO have the power to control those PMS symptoms from making you feel even worse!

    Enjoy your new found Zumba instructor! I completely know how it is to take a class by an instructor that simply does not "move" you :) Rock it, Baby!
    2407 days ago
    I LOVE that: It's a vulnerability NOT an inevitability." Susan, you are amazing!!
    2407 days ago
    I love when I find a new Zumba Instructor I like. My Wednesday class one is on FIYAH! Friday is with my friend, and she's just okay, but new to this, so I take her classes anyway.
    2407 days ago
    OK, commenting on both blogs... first of all, that is a GREAT attitude that even though you WANT to overeat during PMS, you don't HAVE to! Easier said than done, but I think it's empowering when you know that YOU are in control!

    Great progress on the workouts, too! It's always great when you can add more weight or master a move!

    I love the photo of you and Jess! Very nice!
    2407 days ago
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