If the chocolate fairies don't visit, and you can't bring yourself to give it away to someone else, throw it in the back of your freezer and pile stuff on top of it so you can't see it when you open the door. LOL I bought a bunch of chocolate at Walgreens after Christmas (clearance - 10 cents each) and threw it in the freezer. I still have a bunch of it but I forget about it most of the time. When I'm PMSing, I remember and I'll have some. If you deprive yourself, you'll only want it more, but if you eat it frozen, it takes a lot longer and you won't eat as much.
I'm 42 and also having so much fun with perimenopause! I was having 10-12 hotflashes a day and not sleeping well at all so the doc put me on Yaz pills - which I don't like taking, for the record. It does solve the problem but the doc doesn't want me on it for too long. I told her I'd go off of it when we move to MN in a couple of years and I can stick my head in a snowbank to cool off. She thought I was kidding!! Can you imagine?
I hope that your walk helped. As far as the hysterectomy my wife had one several years ago and yes it has been a rollercoaster but we both talk about times when we get on each others nerves and we have learned not to take it personally and to APOLOGIZE when we get on the ohters nerves. I would say that you and your husband need to talk about the possible changes that could happen to you both in this situation, that way you are both prepared.
Thanks for the support ladies! I am planning to get out of the house today and take the boys to play - maybe the chocolate will be gone when I return - Chocolate fairies?
I worry about the Hysterectomy because of the hormone changes. I've had problems since my 20s with the "thing" but haven't had much PMS - don't ask my husband his opinion. At 41 we're done, so I really do see it as the next step. Any experience with this? Hormone changes? Pros - cons? JB
HONOREASIS, think before you react. If you made it for 3 weeks you can make it 3 more weeks. If you must have some of the chocolates why not eat 1-2 pieces and put the bag away. At least you would have satisfied your crave some. There is a fiber one bar (oats and chocolate) that satisfies my sweet tooth and it is 140 cals - total fat gram 4. By the way a hysterectomy is not that bad. You will be relieved of all the pain that you are having. I hope that this post will give you willpower to overcome your crave. Have a good day. Patti
I too had one of those days yesterday. I love to have a piece of chocolate occasionally but yesterday I had 8 grrrr! Today is another day and I will try not to do that again. PMS and chocolate what a great combo!!!!!
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We all have those moments. Have a healthy snack and gift the chocolates to a neighbor or friend. I always try to move to an activity to get my mind off of the treats. And keep in mind how you will feel after the sweets!
OK - yesterday was a really bad day. I've done great for three weeks - didn't lose anything but have worked up to 35 min. on the treadmill and am eating well. THEN, PMS hit like I've never had before. I had surgery a year ago (uterine ablation) but still have fibroids that simulate a period and cause lots of pain. I'm considering a Hysterectomy which is the only course left. Anyway, after a church picnic on Sunday, we ended up with a large bag of chocolates in our house and me and my whiney self are alone with it!!!! Help!!! JB
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