South Beach Day 31: Surviving PMS without a Gain
Friday, February 01, 2013
I can't believe it's only been 6 days since I last posted. This has been one long week. A few weeks ago, we were still enjoying unseasonably warm winter weather (thank you, global warming). But then I had to go and state my claim that I was walking for exercise again. The bottom dropped out of the thermometer. And work picked up exponentially.
One thing I have definitely learned from FitBit is that I AM A SLUG. Yep. It was a terrible realization that my job is a majority contributor to my weight gain. Today, for instance, at 9:50pm CST, my FitBit is stating that I have walked a measly 1218 steps. Seriously. I rank 19 of 19 friends on FitBit. But I have 2 book interiors due this weekend/Monday, and 2 impending deadlines. I am attached to my laptop. I'd love to know what those people who walk 33,000 steps per day do for a living. I need to find a job like that!
I have been stuck at a 10 pound total loss for more than a week now, thanks in part to the freezing temps and my sedative job--but also possibly due to raging hunger pains and cravings brought on by what I believe is PMS. Back in May, I had a uterine ablation to fix severe anemia-causing monthly bleeding. Since then, happily, my periods have pretty much stopped. And after more than 25 years of misery, I'm thrilled. But I've found I've lost track of when I am PMS-y (because whether or not I have a menstrual period, I still get PMS). This week had to be it, though. I craved every carb in existence, plus it's pal Mr. Salt. I found that instead of caving to carbs, I OD'd on calories (meat loaf, gin & tonics) and fat (meat loaf). I did allow myself to servings of Domino's cracker-thin cheese pizza tonight. Eh. But very few carbs.
It's been a very rough week, but at least I'm holding steady and haven't gained my weight back.
Here's to a positive Ground Hog Day tomorrow.