"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Can't say anything nice...

...then don't say anything at all, right?

Well, I will try not to complain for too long, but let's just say that the world through PMS glasses is not always a nice view.

The main battle I'm having is this:
I'm sure the scale will be up (because it was this morning) as I've managed to drink soda and eat more than normal - both regular food and sweets. I've figured out it is "that time" and I kind of really don't care (probably also because it's "that time"). What bothers me the most is knowing I'm going to post a gain on here and somewhere someone will think I need to just deal with myself and quit giving in to the impulses.

But I'm sorry, I've enjoyed the real soda a few times this week and a dish of ice cream I had last night. My dishes for ice cream hold one cup and I didn't fill them both times I had ice cream.

Last night I was telling myself that if I take three years to lose the weight then so be it...then I went to bed hoping for a better attitude in the morning. I'm still hopeful....

On a good note, last night after I had that small dish of ice cream I was very satisfied. As I turned off lights before bed I almost grabbed some chips, but then I realized I really didn't want them, so I left them alone. I enjoyed my yummy ice cream, but I didn't heap on more and more junk because I really didn't want it anymore.

Oh, another positive thing is that I bought a new skirt yesterday and I think it's too big. Either that or I'm right in the middle of sizes. So, I'm going back today to try on the smaller size (that I didn't dare try on yesterday because I just knew it would be too tight and I didn't want to get depressed.) and we'll see if it fits. I'll let you know later today.

Oh, and I have managed to keep drinking water and get in exercise this week, so I'm not all horribleness. :)

There. I've found a silver lining to this PMS cloud. Now to get on with my day. I'll try to rein in the negative talk and remind myself that this is hormonal and it too shall pass. :)

p.s. My apologies to any men who read this blog. I try and be discreet, but the female monthly cycle truly is a BIG part of my weight loss journey and since this is basically my "diary" I share both the ups and downs of the journey.


  1. *high five* on saying NO to chips!! Sometimes you just have to focus on the positive and not worry too much about the negative.
    Your getting there, it's always harder on that one week of the month we all dread!! I don't even think of stepping on a scale that week!

  2. I hate that time of the month! I totally understand :-(

  3. You are not all "horribleness." :)

    You are making great changes! Sticking to an exercise routine and making it a part of your life permanently is HUGE.

    I'm at a similar point. I'm adding the exercise but haven't dealt with some aspects of my eating. But I know I will. One step at a time. If I tried to do everything at once (drastic leap into an exercise routine and drastic change to food), it wouldn't stick, and I would be all horribleness everywhere.

    PMS can be so destructive to our desires. I get that "I don't care right now" feeling as I shoot myself in the foot.

    Focus on the exercise, the food changes will come...at least that's what I tell coach to myself.

  4. I know what you're sayin'. I am of the "slow and sustainable" crowd, so fitting in a dish of ice cream here and then sounds perfectly fine to me. Gratz on the new skirt!

  5. You are not all horribleness at all! It's soooo normal to feel that way during the PMS time. I bet that smaller size skirt will fit.

    I don't think you need to feel bad over some soda and ice cream. Those are choices you made and you had them in moderation. I eat ice cream!!