gift of bloating up anywhere from 3-5lbs of water during ovulation AND pre-ladytime.
Please, please, everyone, calm down. No, you can't be me. I know everyone wants to be, but I'm
sorry, this area of water bloat is all mine. ALL MINE!
When I started the potato challenge a couple of weeks ago, I started on cycle day 18 - way far away from
ovulation AND ladytime. It was perfect.
But then starting on day 24, watch out. Spongey was in da house.
Back up to 128lbs on cycle day 27. Seriously. And like I said, I DID fall into a mixing
bowl of cookies, but not 17,500 CALORIES WORTH. Jesus wept!
So yeah, water fluctuations totally suck for us womenz.
Even today, cycle day 4, I'm down to 124lbs and still the water hangs on. It'll be Saturday
before the bloat is gone, which will be cd7, which means in another 5 days or so, I get to
bloat up all over again for another 4 days. God.
Those/these times are usually the time I get a BIG case of the fuckitols - (like sat/sun with
the cookies), and reserve a big ol' table for Pity Party of One because "no matter what I do,
I just can't lose weight".
It's taken me 44 years to finally figure out that I have to RIDE OUT those damn bloat times
and turn the other cheek whilst it's happening.
It's hard though. I feel nasty, jiggly, clothes are tight and it's very disconcerting....
But hey, for the other 17 days out of the month, it's great!
So, ladies, (even if you're not cycling anymore) take all of that into consideration and
do NOT throw in the towel.
It just means that you're going to have to give something an actual GO for a couple months,
not a couple weeks.
Dudes can do it, we can't.
Not saying eating only potatoes for a couple months, but eating real food and calorie restriction.
Okay, fine, yeah, so, my coffee kicked in and I DO have diarrhea of the mouth, SUE ME!