Weigh-In … Not Low Carb

Today’s Weight: 178.0

Loss/Gain: 0
I looked at the scale this morning and said, “I’ll take a maintain any day over a gain.”. TOM arrived yesterday, so between that and the PMS cravings leading up to it I was totally expecting this. I’m very content with it and just grateful not to be up.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t like to speak crudely or about very personal matters publicly; however letting you know that my menstrual period has arrived always seems appropriate as it’s often the week each month when I either see a maintain or a gain. This is no big deal to some because they share very private information online, but I wanted to clarify why I share this every month.
I wonder if bloggers that share this info start getting on the same cycle like girls that live in the same house do? LOL Anyway, it’s just always interesting to me the factors that surround the female monthly cycle and how it affects our weight.
For example, cravings for sweets and regular soda (or even diet nowadays) nine times out of ten equals PMS for me. An interesting thing I noticed this week was that when I would try and cut back on the sweets I found myself munching on crackers and other carb-rich foods. hhmmm….
It’s another post for another time, but I’m finding that I do better when I cut back on my starchy, white carbohydrate laden foods (no surprise, I know…most people do.. LOL) so it’s very interesting that right before my cycle that is exactly what I want most of. More hhmm…
Well, that’s it for now. I will let you get back to your Friday activities. Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in!
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8 Responses to Weigh-In … Not Low Carb

  1. I crave salty foods which makes me feel bloated and usually effects the scale.

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  2. Jodie says:

    Sometimes maintaining is all we can do! Especially in those times of month! Have an awesome Friday!

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  3. Jamie says:

    You are too funny! A maintain is much better when AF is here than a gain. My husband is always the one to remind me why I didn't loose on those weeks.

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  4. Lori says:

    I crave salty foods. I found when I gave up grains that my cravings were diminished greatly around my cycle. Food for though (no pun intended.)

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  5. I actually lose weight the week of TOM its the week before I bloat up and have my sweet & salty cravings and normally gain. So i actually look forward to TOM weeks LOL

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  6. Leah says:

    Lori, That's exactly something I've noticed as well. Very interesting.

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  7. Leah says:

    Sarah, yes I lose once it starts too. I mention it because especially when I start (I did yesterday) it's always the PMS before that shows up on the scale.

    It's weird, but my cravings go away a day or so into my period. It definitely is the “nice” part of that. 🙂

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  8. I'm with you … a maintain is so much better than a gain. And if it's right before TOM, that's just like a loss, lol!

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