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Periods...they stop my weight loss!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I am 50 for crying out loud! All my friends are not bothered by periods...and I gain about 3 lbs and am crabby because of that 3 lbs till the week is over!
I weighed and lost 1 lb..and I am happy with that...but during that week, I am losing my mind..almost quitting! I know logic says just weigh once a week..but I am compulsive..every morning, first thing!
Am I alone in this? Am I the only one that struggles like this for that one week per month??
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  • v SPIFF37
    I was searching for articles on this when I saw your blog. Ugh, what an awful time it is. Inconvenience, pain, and on top of that, weight gain when I'm eating right and exercising daily. I'm waiting to see my hard work show up on the scale (or I will cry.)
    ~ Fellow compulsive scaler.
    1099 days ago
    Well, you can take comfort in the fact that it's probably almost over, LOL, then the BIG M weight-gain issue will raise it's ugly head. We women have a tuff time of it. I must say tho, I really do not miss all those TOM issues!!! Be strong!!!
    1177 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    How funny you should share this now. This is my week of the additional 3 lbs (yep, same amount!). Earlier this month, I weighed myself for the first time since eating healthier and increasing my activity level. I was so excited because I discovered that I lost 14 pounds! Well, when I weighed myself on Sunday, I was irritated because it seemed that I had not lost any more weight. Low and behold, my time started yesterday. Since I know I gain 3 lbs during my period, I know that I have actually lost another 3 lbs. I just need to wait a few days to see the good news. Keep your chin up! At least it's weight gained that can easily be shed! The trick, however, is fighting the munchies during this time (at least for me!) so that the extra pounds don't stay! Oh, and I'm 45 so I'm also counting down until I don't have to deal with this anymore!
    1177 days ago
    you are not alone - i used to get the same way and didnt realize it was period week. BUT, you can combat it, i have found. be consistent in your workouts - period? workout harder. drink tons of water, and then by day 2 and 3 of it, you feel back to normal. you also have to prepare yourself mentally for it to come or you will have sabatoged the other 3 weeks of success. you can do it! mind over matter.
    1177 days ago
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