I was a little bit worried about the weigh-in this morning because ... at the risk of sharing too much information, I've been a little "plugged" over the last couple of days if you know what I mean. I was relieved when that problem resolved itself first thing this morning but also realized that it's time for mother nature's monthly visit ... out of the frying pan and into the fire I suppose.
The problem with this time of the month, for me, is that I am on Depo Provera so I don't exactly have a "normal experience". People think Depo prevents all the symptoms but I can tell you that, for me at least, that's not the case. I still have the bloating, the cramping, and the nausea ... just not the rest. I slept like the dead last night and woke up feeling dead this morning. My mouth and the back of my throat were dry indicating that I'd been snoring which is odd because I really am not a snorer usually. My eyes, skin, and hair feel extremely dry in spite of having had five healthy glasses of water yesterday, and I have these insane dark circles under my eyes that are so bad it almost looks like I've been punched in the face. Do cucumber slices really work? Does anyone have any other suggestions for getting rid of them that are inexpensive and affective?
I went to bed around 10:30 and woke up at 6:45 when the alarm went off so that seems like it should have been plenty of sleep right? I've actually been sleeping pretty good since we got the new mattress so I'm somewhat surprised by the circles. I would have expected to have them when I was sleeping like crap, not now. There's little bags under my eyes too which makes me think of "Miss Congeniality" when the pageant guy puts hemorrhoid ointment under Sandra Bullock's eyes. I'm not sure I have the stones to try that on myself, to be honest. lol
I'm a little irritated with my body right now because even though I'm excited about losing weight (and I have no doubts at this point that I can go all the way, considering the success I've had) it seems like everything else is falling apart. My cheeks are breaking out and looking blotchy, there's the bags and circles under my eyes, all the walking is turning my feet into calloused hooves, and it seems like no matter how many times I shower per day or how much deoderant I use, my pits are smelly. I know that the body stores toxins in fat cells and that a lot of these problems are likely the result of those toxins coming out as I burn fat but GRRR right? I'm doing this to feel better about myself and yet, here I am, feeling even more like a troll than I did when I was 25 lbs fatter.
I can't afford to do it just yet but I'm thinking after my next really good check comes in I am going to get everything I need to go on a week long cleanse and do a home spa day. Nothing but fruit, fruit juice, non-starch veggies, and water for a whole week! Plus a pumice stone, a really good mud mask for my face, some cucumber slices, a small tube of really quality conditioner for my hair, etc. Honestly it wouldn't be the first time; I've not done a cleanse in YEARS but I have done them and I know I have the will-power for them but they're not cheap. I can't imagine it would be all that difficult while counting calories since most fruits and veggies are extremely low in that area. Feel free to share your own home-remedies, recipes, thoughts and suggestions regarding this subject.
5 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 whole wheat bagel
2 laughing cow light cheese wedges
1/2 grilled chicken salad w/balsamic
2 egg rolls
Daily Caloric Intake: 939
Treadmill: 1 mile @ 3.3 mph
Treadmill: 1 mile @ 3.5 mph
Treadmill: 1 mile @ 3.3 mph w/ 30% incline
Caloric Burn: (just for fun) 410 oh yeah!
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