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The Amazing (Female) Body!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Aren’t our bodies amazing things? Even though we have brains, the body still has a little mind of its own.

I woke up yesterday feeling really exhausted. It was another rainy day, so I figured that was wearing me down. I actually talked myself out of bed by saying I could take a quick snooze before heading out to work, but only after I got ready. I should have known something was up when I cried listening to Macklemore’s “Same Love” on the radio (I mean... my brain started going down this whole “oh my god, there are so many people in this world who are afraid to be themselves and that is really sad!” path). Low and behold (Gentleman, stop reading here) I get TOM.

Now, I take continuous medication to NOT get TOM, because it wrecks me. Just all over, mentally, physically, BAD NEWS. My body somehow yesterday was like “Guess what, you need to go through this process RIGHT FREAKING NOW!” I ended up having to work through lunch (aka gym time) and work late, so by the time I got home I just wanted to shove my head in a bag of chips and call it a night. But I forced myself away from the kitchen and I sat down with a blanket instead. And by lay down I mean curl up in a ball. Anyways, boyfriend came home and suggested wing night and I had nothing left to give. I ate 6 wings and had a gluten free beer (booya!) and didn’t give a hoot. I tracked it this morning and I actually stayed within my range, whatever that means when you just have six fried wings for dinner? But I got to have my meltdown and not really wreck myself at the same time. Small miracles!

ANYWAYS – Today is GORGEOUS outside so I laced up my shoes and went for a walk at lunch. I made myself go A LOT longer than my brain wanted to go. Hey body, hush your mouth, we’re going for a long walk and that’s that! I even think I may go for another one after work! BF wants to Wog but let me be realistic with myself now and set some expectations based on the fact that my stomach is abnormal and I’m on TOM at the moment. I think just walking is better than me staying inside and eating whatever I can get my hands on. Don’t you?!

I also made some progress today on the teenage sister marriage front. She sent me a long, rather mature email asking me to be her MOH and why. She acknowledged that she knows I don’t agree with it but asked for my support. I think I’m going to take her for dinner or coffee in the near future to hash it out. I’m glad she reached out like this and it made me feel slightly better about the whole mess, even if I still don’t agree with it (as she so nicely pointed out).

I was planning on weighing myself this week, but now I’m not so sure with TOM if that is a good idea. Us women and our bodies… blah!

I also made an effort to go gluten free today. I got romaine hearts and used them as “bread” for my feta/tomato/olive/cucumber sandwiches. I expected them to fall apart and be an absolute mess but it actually went really well and I did NOT miss the bread! I’m the kind of person who already tends to pick the “excess” bread off of a sandwich, so I’m thinking it won’t be so hard for me to go green instead. I had lentil crisps and an all natural fruit snack and it was a pretty darn good lunch if I may say so myself. I don’t feel any different, but I am on TOM and that means I feel all kinds of crazy. Point being – I have gone without gluten so far today and I don’t feel like I’m dying from the lack of bread. Yay?

Anyways, I’m trying to wrap up here so I can GET OUTSIDE. Seriously. It is gorgeous. If it is this nice where you are, like 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, get off your computer right now and GO. OUT. SIDE.
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    I hate TOM and usually never weigh myself during that time, because it's never good. LOL I wish the weather here would warm up a bit. It's been chilly a lot, or cloudy and rainy.
    1757 days ago
    if you need help with gluten free just ask me! i've been gluten free for almost 2 years.
    1758 days ago
    The sandwich sounds really good!!! Maybe a little gluten free is the way to go...
    1759 days ago
    1759 days ago
    For TOM being in town, you sound like you're doing really well. Good for you!
    1759 days ago
    You rocked the heck out the last couple of days! Go on outside with your bad self :)

    1759 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    (also i hope that didnt come across as like preachy or something haha...just my opinion!!)
    1759 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    way to take the healthy route! and if youre livin and life that means you cant have 6 wings and a beer when youre on your period, then eff that haha. as for your sister - i say if you have let your feelings be known, then leave it at that, and support her. as i said before, i am going through a similar situation w my friend, but i am nervous to say ANYTHING to her haha. i think the best thing you can do for your relationship w your sister, though, is to make the best of this time, and be there to say i told you so later (just kidding!!!!!!) but to be around if anything bad happens down the road. she is living her life, and all you can do is live and let live :)
    1759 days ago
    I am so proud of you! Trying not to eat bad during TOM is like taming a wild tiger for me. I am in up to my elbows in all things greasy, salty, and chocolaty around that time. Kudos for being disciplined. Our bodies do have a mind of their own. I can relate on the whole crying during a song. Sometimes I will cry over a commercial and that is usually my tell tale sign that I am about to start. Glad you got a walk in on your lunch break.
    1759 days ago
    Loved the lettuce sandwich! I'm gonna try it!

    1759 days ago
    Glad to hear you're not letting your body jerk you around! Being a girl is such a pain sometimes (buuuuuuuuuuut (first grade moment here) think about the alternative! you would have to be a BOY! lol) And please enjoy the weather double for those of us in SNOWY Colorado! There will be no outside anything for me today. Congrats on all your accomplishments today!
    1759 days ago
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