Monday, July 28, 2014

Holy Hormones

The other day I woke up and it was weigh in day.  I was pretty good on my Weight Watchers and my P90X3, I didn't run this past week, but I was still looking forward to a loss.  Nope.  I gained 1.5 lbs.  Hmmm...kinda bummed but I'm trying not to focus on what the scale says, but I do hate seeing the numbers going up.

I take a look at my stomach, because every morning I like to see if anything changed over night, and it looks all bloated and bleh.  Whatever, I'll cut back on carbs, I think to myself.

Then randomly in the day I get a wave of exhaustion.  Not uncommon because Arya is still, still, STILL not sleeping through the night, but it's more of a bone weary exhaustion, not a "I need coffee" exhaustion.

Later on I start to feel a blackness inside my heart.  I'm just kind of down in the dumps, not feeling myself, feeling pretty sad and blue.  I just chalk it up to a bad day, but then BAM...period.

I wasn't expecting it because since I'm still, still, STILL nursing, my cycles are kind of unpredictable and all over the place.  I've only had 4 periods since Arya's been born, however this is my third consecutive/quasi predictable one so I'm pretty sure I'm back to cycling as usual.

This period hit me a little harder than they usually do.  I'm hoping my hormones level out because it took me a good day and a half to shake off the funk.


Madonna said...

Not going to lie, but I thought you were going to write that you were pregnant the way the post was leading up!! Phew!

AwesomelyOZ said...

A day and a half? Jeez you're quick - I PMS a good half of the month so it's to the point my bf doesn't know what's happening anymore :) We think it's just how I am. Don't focus on the scale just focus on your strength and your flexibility during exercise; are you able to life more? Run longer? Less out of breath? Then it's working. The body and weight will catch up. Also remember when you build muscle it can creep the scale too :) So think of it that way! Eat a cookie ;) Have a great one Melissa! -Iva

jennifereastman1973 said...

Hang in there. Hopefully your hormones start to balance out once your cycle is back to normal.

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