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My 100th post and escaping PMS

So, this is my 100th post. I'm glad I'm still here. :)

I've had PMS.

I've had cravings I could not control, I've tracked half-assedly, I didn't exercise barely at all this week, I've eaten more to maintain than to lose, and maintain I did. augh. Now, the PMS seems to be gone and I'm ready to get back on track. Counting calories proper, exercising, juicing, eating more fruits and veggies and DRINKING WATER AND TEA (I've been very dehydrated lately).

Everytime I snuck a handful of almonds (craving crunchy saltiness) I felt like my control and resolve were slipping away. But I didn't eat candy bars or junk food in general. I only ate out twice and the second time I brought home leftovers. The worst I really did was overeating nuts and I had some tortilla chips, although addmitedly more than I should have, but also WAY less than I used to.

"overboard" doesn't mean the same to me as it used to, but I saw just how easily I could slip back into bad habits. I feel like I need to better prepare for this next time, but I also feel like if I don't just give in I would make life WAY more difficult for my poor boyfriend. haha. ;)

How do you ladies deal with PMS and the weird cravings that come with it? (I ate a half jar of hot peppers!)


  1. I allow myself steak and some chocolate during my TOM. I know I will crave it so I plan to eat it.

  2. This is something I'm still working on. It's really difficult to fend off Aunt Flo and all her cravings and moods. I hate it. :(

  3. I can't even blame PMS, not really. But this weekend was a spectacular explosion of failure for me. I didn't have time to log on my website of choice and I chose not to write it down (I should have). Yesterday I managed to stay within calories-which isn't hard to do when you've biked for almost 2.5 hours-but I ate an entire loaf of bread over about an hour and a half. And I shouldn't even mention Friday. I'm attempting to be back on track today and so far, I seem vaguely successful. Of course, I'm always way better on the morning and early afternoon than evening. It helps that suddenly, my evenings have been scheduled away from home. Hooray! :)

  4. Good for you for maintaining! That's awesome. When I got my period (now on Depo-prevara, so no periods, yay!), I wouldn't get cravings, but I wouldn't lose no matter what I did, or how much I excerised. And I wouldn't lose a big number the folloing week either. It was just a nothing week.


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