Crafting healthy strategies
Friday, July 26, 2013
Last summer I made sure I wore my tightest pair of jeans at least once a week. Summer clothing just encourages eating, it seems, because it's so dang comfortable!
I don't want to do that this summer, because it sort of smacks of punishment to me. It isn't, of course - well fitting clothes are definitely a gift. But I want to fit in my clothes because I'm concentrating on healthy choices, not because I'm uncomfortable in clothing that is unsuited to the weather.
For any men reading, the next part might be TMI: I am also struggling this summer - not because I stopped exercising or started binging, but because I suspect I'm in end-stage perimenopause. The problem is who knows how long I'll be in it?
I think TOM is finally winding down, after 3 weeks. Yup, you read that right. At first it seemed like my normal, short, light TOM. And then there was spotting for the next couple of weeks. And then the floodgates opened up. And now it seems to be dwindling again (thank God!).
Before that it had been AWOL for 2 1/2 months. I've since read that when that happens, the lining continues to build up & then you get the never-ending TOM I just experienced. Not fun.
The worst part is it really seems to be playing havoc with my weight & I'm not real comfortable with where my weight is right now - and it's been kind of a roller coaster, going up, up, up, then plunging down, only to start climbing again.
My only defense is to make healthy choices & that's what I'm concentrating on. In the end they will pay off. Rides always come to an end. Some year!
If you want to share your peri menopausal or menopause tales & strategies, I'm all ears. I know I seem to go on & on about it, but it goes on & on!
And a shout out to one of my USAFit coaches, who's doing his first Ironman this weekend. Crazy!