As reported, no loss or gain this week, but it's still that time when I find it hard to stay the course. Sorry male readers, but I'm talking about female matters here. I start to gain about two weeks before, and that means half the month my body seems to be working against me. Due to PCOS I was so irregular for years that my monthly visitor was more of a quarterly visitor. They put me on the pill some years back to force a regular cycle. After moving to Australia i decided i didn't want to be on the pill anymore. I also lost about 90 pounds, though I later gained half of that back. Since then, for whatever reason I've been regular again, all on my own ... and I hate it. I should see it as healthy I suppose, but I'm fast approaching 50, I'm never gonna have kids, so I'd be happy for menopause to come anytime now. I hate how this messes with my weight loss efforts ... not just by causing hormonal / water weight gain, but by making me crave the very foods I usually have no trouble resisting.
All this is to say that today I was very much off plan. It was a long weekend for Australia Day and we just settled into holiday eating. Granted there were a lot of junk foods in the house that normally we wouldn't get, but normally I have no trouble resisting junk foods. Today I just gave in without thinking really. Hot cross buns, chocolate and snack crackers too. I actually feel kind of sickly and very full right now. I suppose that's a good thing. I would like to think this feeling could be a deterrent but then as I've said, it's only due to hormonal changes that I even wanted that junk today. Most of the time eating right comes fairly easy to me. But this time of the month I do struggle. Hope you all had a better weekend than I did.