Tuesday, August 21, 2012

TMI post - Avert your eyes now.

So, yeah. It's a TMI post about female things. Avert your eyes if you don't want to read it.

It is an amazing thing when you finally put the pieces of the puzzle together that your body has been leaving hints for days about. I've blogged about the following in the last week:

* My weight is higher at night than in the mornings, generally things aren't adding up scale wise.
* Yesterday I was so hungry I could have eaten a small bear.
* When I got home yesterday, the Mister said, "You look tired." And I felt tired.
* My normal destressing exercises were NOT working. In fact, I am pretty sure "NOTHING IS EVER GOING TO BE RIGHT AGAIN." passed through my head. For no reason - I've been having normal job-related stress issues, nothing major.

Yeah, it was my period.

Ever since I've been losing weight, my monthly... well, hasn't been monthly. According to my gyno, it's because my hormones are out of whack - basically it's pumping out hormones for a 250+ pound woman, and it is going to take time for it to regulate. As a result, I get my monthly about every 3 weeks. My last was August 2nd.. and now August 21.

It just doesn't seem right to get your period twice in the same month, haha.

The awesome part is - I should learn to listen to my body. It is telling me the things I need to know.


  1. We have to break the habit of filtering everything through eating behavior don't we? That is probably about the hardest thing I think. It seems like every message from the body or the emotions signals eating to resolve it as a force of habit. We certainly must be proactive and LISTEN as you say. Take care.

  2. OMG - I am going through the same thing. PMS is freaking raging. I used to not pay attention to this time of the month at all, but now I think I need to start keeping track so I can prepare myself, and my poor husband! :-) :-)

  3. im right there with you! every month i freak out that i feel insatiable hunger for like 3 days straight and I never know why... one day its going to click in my head that its my period saying its on its way and I will go about my usual routine... though that day has yet to come as I STILL freak out as if its so brand new to me lol

  4. HA...for a minute there when you said you were tired and super hungry I thought you were going to tell us you were pregnant! But you're right, two periods in one month is hardly fair. Does your gyno ofer any solutions for this? Or just "sorry sweetie, suck it up?" :-(

  5. i should maybe add that I'm a fairly new reader, and so upon reflection, i don't know anything about you. Maybe you are dealing with infertility or something and I just poured a giant can of salt on your wounds. I apologize in advance if that is the case. it's no joke. Sometimes i can be pretty thoughtless.

    1. Haha, oh lord girlie I fixed it to where I couldn't have any more munchkins! ;) You're perfectly fine! (And even if I wasn't - it takes a lot to ever offend me, lol)

      He basically said - suck it up until you are at goal weight and maintaining for at least 6 months, then your hormones will even out. (Yay.)

    2. Well good I didn't stick my foot to far in my mouth! But bad on your gyno. That's not really something anyone wants to hear. You would think there would be some kind of BC you could take that would even out your hormones a bit? no?