Does anyone else just compulsively throw EVERY. SINGLE. THING. they can find into their mouths at the beginning of that time of the month?? I never used to have any of the "symptoms" that so many women complain about, but I'm noticing certain ones developing ~ and worsening with age!
It's the weirdest feeling; somewhat similar to panic. I almost literally can't sit still unless I've got food in my hands. Not sure how to combat that! Fortunately, it usually just hits me for a day or two at the beginning. During the day, when there's stuff to get done, I can much more easily distract myself, but evenings are rough. I'll admit to having a long, drawn-out "second supper" on Saturday night.
Followed closely, of course, by Mothers Day!! We ate lunch at our favourite little Chinese food place which was having a smorg for the occasion, and I was still not hungry at 7:00pm when we finally had supper. I did eat, but only very little, figuring if I didn't have anything, I'd likely have problems falling asleep.
And then I had a package of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the evening. You know, just to make sure! ;)
Until the Saturday night grazing and the Sunday afternoon smorg, my weight was EXACTLY the same all week as it had been last week ~ right down to the tenth of a pound! I was up considerably on Monday morning (surprise, surprise!), but after behaving myself for the remainder of the time till weigh-in, I managed to drop ALMOST back to last week's weight. Not quite. I'm up 0.4 lb, but I can deal with that, especially since it's very normal for me to gain a bit at this point in my monthly cycle anyway.
I'm doing really well with the water challenge, so I think that's probably helping. I've always been a "heavy drinker," but this past week I've been making very sure I get in my full 64 ozs/2L daily.