Friday, 7 June 2019

Aunt Flow ruins everything!

It's Friday and I'm definitely not having that Friday feeling right now. In fact, i'm in a right strop. Today was my fourth weigh-in and I am seriously pissed off with the results! I know who to blame it on too.

Over the course of a week, I gained 0.2kg. Well, I say over the week but I also weighed myself yesterday and I was the exact same weight as last week so this 0.2kg gain has literally been overnight. That annoys me because I kept to my syns yesterday and ate well. We went to Jordan's parents for dinner and they went out of their way to make sure my meal was Syn free. Yet despite eating well and keeping below my daily syn allowance, I've still managed to gain. I know exactly why though; Aunt Flow! That's right, it was my time of the month this week and every time Aunt Flow shows her ugly head, I retain a lot of water, struggle with bloat and my weight tends to fluctuate. I also get a lot more sluggish and drained which results in me not being as active as I should be. I definitely walked less this week but I very little energy to do anything. Even waking up in the morning has been a huge struggle this week. Usually I have no trouble getting up when my alarm goes off at 7:30 but when Aunt Flow visits, getting up on time feels impossible. I should also point out that Aunt Flow usually comes with a lot of baggage labelled "cravings". My sweet tooth always doubles when Aunt Flow visits and usually, if I don't give her the chocolate she demands, my mood drops dramatically. This week I fought her and resisted most cravings. I even swapped to dark chocolate, so that if/when I caved, it wouldn't be quite as bad. I still kept within my syn allowance though. The only two differences this week is firstly, that Aunt Flow has been visiting and secondly, her visit has caused me to walk less. As a result, I didn't lose a damn thing this week and I'm seriously frustrated. I was still good this week and now I feel it was nothing. If I was going to gain this week because of Aunt Flow, I should've just let myself enjoy the week rather than spending it fighting off cravings.

Here's hoping next week will be better. Aunt Flow is on her way out so hopefully my body will return to normal and my energy levels and overall mood will rise again. This is merely a minor set back and it's not going to defeat me. It was just an off week but everyone gets them from time to time. At least I know the cause of my off week. Bring on a better result next week.

Until next time,
Alli xo

UPDATE: Since writing this post, this morning, I have weighed myself again. The decision to weigh myself again came after a second trip to the bathroom. After my substantial toilet trip, I decided to weigh myself and the number had dropped 0.3kg. That puts me at a loss of 0.1kg this week rather than a gain of 0.2kg. Aunt Flow really messes my digestion system up, it's why my weight tends to fluctuate when she's visiting. 0.1kg isn't a great loss but it's still a loss so I'm counting that as a win. I do believe it would've been a greater loss had Aunt Flow not been visiting. Anyway, that's all I wanted to update you on. Not a gain this week but a very small loss.

Again, until next time,
Alli xo

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