Week 4: The Perils of Being a Woman

Last week: 354.5lbs

This week: 354lbs

Loss: 0.5lbs

Food:

Have to be honest, this week I was dealing with PMS and had intense cravings for salt. So, I indulged in tortilla chips, potato chips, and French fries.

The crazy thing is, this would have been the time for me to soothe myself with chocolate, bread (in some form), and beef—all the things I usually crave during PMS. I never did though. I stuck to salty things.

I continued to drink green juice, citrus juice, and green smoothies. I continued to eat beans and rice.

I’m starting to really appreciate how, I have come to notice, eating beans and rice fills me up without making me feel sick and uncomfortable afterward like, say, pizza always did.

I’m not going to beat myself up over the junk food indulgences this week. I know, once my period has ended, things will be back to normal.

Workouts:

As the month ends, I feel a bit frustrated with myself for only working out a handful of times this month. With me, it always seems like I go through three different phases:

-I eat well, but don’t workout

-I workout, but don’t eat well

-I completely check out and don’t workout nor eat well

My hope is that, now that I have spent nearly a month glutten-less, sugar-less, and meat-less that February will be the month I focus on workouts.

I’ll be documenting my workouts on DailyMile.com. I’ll also be posting at the 300+ Club thread and the Walk Away the Pounds thread on the 3 Fat Chicks message board.

Other Things:

I’m not one to take comfort in finding a label for any sort of thing that feels off when it comes to my body. I hate the idea of a medical condition becoming part of my identity.

Having said that, I’m starting to wonder if I suffer from Adrenal Fatigue. Some argue that Adrenal Fatigue isn’t an actual medical condition. I don’t know what to believe. I don’t have all the usual symptoms, but I have enough to make me wonder. Over the years, my horrible eating, lack of exercise, crazy sleep schedule, and holding on to decades worth of anger, I’m sure, has taken its toll on some part (if not all) of my body.

The cool thing is, Adrenal Fatigue can be treated with better lifestyle choices. It’s letting go of the tension I carry from the past and the worry about the future that I just don’t know how to deal with to better help my body.

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