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Old 02-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Like a light switch - darn hormones!

The last two weeks have been easy schmeasy. No cravings, not really hungry, easy to get exercise in and while the scale wasn't going at rocket speed, it was going down. Then, within a day I went from that to HUNGRY and having cravings. Thus, I can tell I have ovulated (and other signs agree).

It's amazing actually. My metabolism has this on and off switch. And it makes sense, your basal body temp goes up after ovulation which means your metabolism speeds up. Pregnancy is the same for me, I can eat like crazy and I'll weigh a lot less after pregnancy than before. (both pregnancies I was overweight start out with).

So, what that means, is taht these are the two weeks for me where it really counts. I have to get the exercise in and I have to eat for hunger and not have 'excessive days'. And I will probably see 2 lbs a week. But, boy it is WAY harder to be good when the metabolism kicks it up a couple notches.

I have never run across anyone who feels this as much as I do, but it can't be just me, can it?
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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I waiver between being uncontrollably hungry and disgusted with all foods. When I'm beyond hungry, I try and get at much volume in as possible; I make huge salads, small, chopped potatoes or a fair amount of fruit. While i'm just tricking myself, it helps to feel like I'm eating a lot.

I've never had a child, so I don't know if it would be the same pregnant.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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I get like that right before I get my period. I don't think it's ovulation (I have PCOS and I rarely ovulate). But it's kind of cool that's what you're seeing!

Take advantage of it!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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I go through the exact same thing. Right now I'm in the up swing. (between finish TOM and ovulating) I'm not that hungry, exercise is fun, my mood is great, no cravings....I'm DREADING when I wake up to being over the hump (ovulation) and I'm on the down swing. About a week and a half before TOM and during TOM, cravings, hungry, dont want to exercise, scale doesnt really move. I'm not looking forward to it. I never do when I'm trying to lose weight.

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