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Ugh - Scales!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

So, I have a question.... when women are on their periods do they gain extra pounds? I've always thought we did... but, scientifically do we? If so, approximately how much weight does a woman gain while on her period?

Here's my thing... I have REALLLLLYYYYY been trying my damndest this go round with no excuses... no whining no nothing. Just 100% commitment!

I went to the grocery store and bought all new things... fruits, veggies, meat, cheese, yogurts and for the first time skipped the pizza, skipped the chips and cookies and candy etc. I didn't even buy soda! Usually I would go way out of my way just to go buy a soda.... I haven't! I get all the free soda I want at work... and this week I allowed myself 1 ... that's right... 1!!!! For a full week now! I've been faithfully drinking water all throughout the day instead. With the first cup of coffee in the morning that is....

Each day at work I spend my lunch break walking on the treadmill ... it's something... it's getting my blood pumping if nothing else...

My newest thing I've added is for every bathroom visit whether at home or work - I've been doing 10 squats. It might not sound like a whole lot... only 10... but, if you knew how many times I need to pee! emoticon It adds up!

So, back to my starter question.... with all that I have committed to this week... my scale has gone up vs. down which is again... incredibly discouraging. Especially when I am trying to very hard to make changes.

Thank you for any and all answers, words of encouragement, advice, etc... It is welcomed!
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    Don't weigh yourself when you have your period......
    800 days ago
    You are doing excellent. Accept now that the scale will go up once in a while despite our best efforts and things get easier. So many variables to that number.

    As far as TOM weight gain, everyone is different, water weight and such. I once read that that is an excellent calorie burning time. So many body processes going on at that time that healthy diet and exercise not only makes us feel better (instead of inhaling carbs and curling up on the couch in sweats for hours) can aid in weight loss. Again, take it with a grain of salt, everyone is different. I've done it all during that time, gain lost and stayed the same. I could never find a common denominator.

    Exercise, healthy, nourishing foods and smart portions all add up to our best health and wellness.

    I love the squats in the bathroom, yep, it adds up. I sometimes do jumping jacks in the bathroom!

    Keep on keepin on!

    800 days ago
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