Alright, we women can't get a break when it comes to handling our hormone changes during various times of the month (sorry guys) and managing our quest to be healthy AND oh yeah, maybe lose some weight while we're at it? Yeah, we all respond differently, but usually there's the water weight gain, ridiculous cravings, sometimes extreme hunger even if we HAVE been eating normally.
I experienced extreme hunger and chocolate cravings yesterday. I have left over mini chocolate Easter bunnies available at work at the front desk and had one (proud of myself for stopping at just one), but when I got home, I dug into the jar of Nutella that is reserved for my husband and might as well have licked it clean (it wasn't full...), but I had way more than a serving size!
Got on the scale this morning, gained another pound (two since Sunday)...thought it would motivate me to stick with healthy choice making, but no, the ugly number has a hold on my ability to reason and prevent that ability from helping me feel better.
Gosh, point is, my motivation to make healthy choices is sagging. It's not gone...but it's slowing down...reason says it's due to hormone fluctuations and water weight gain, but alas, it doesn't make me feel any better.
Any pointers you ladies have when you experience this? How do you keep going? How do you make yourself feel better? How do you NOT beat yourself up???