My period is due to arrive in 4 days. How I know this so accurately will be revealed later, but PMS has arrived with a vengeance. My breasts feel like aching cottage cheese and my belly resembles an inverted mould of fruit jelly.
Combined with the fact I was home all day today which is also a recipe for disaster, today was not particularly great. No carb overloading, so some progress there, but I ate altogether too much. Half a roast chicken with salad followed by yogurt and then some scrumptious but very calorific [is that a word?] protein powder/nut flour muffins. Probably ate about 1700 calories which is OK, but I didn't stick to my plan.
The book of the moment recommends setting a plan and times to control overeating. So I plan how much I am going to eat before I eat it and then set a time in the future when I can eat again.
I had 1/4 chicken and salad at about 12:30pm and set my next feeding time at 4pm. At 2:30pm I had the same again [that is TWO lunches]. At about 6:00pm I ate some yogurt and jumped on the treadmill for a 30 minute power walk [Aside: I wore my heart rate monitor for the first time in ages and it said I was working at 80% of max heart rate. I don't think it is possible to exercise for 30 minutes at 80% without falling off the treadmill so my monitor is dodgy or my true max heart rate is more than the popular 220-age formula]. I then cooked 4 muffins and intended to eat only one. Guess what -- I ate two. I then quickly put the last two in the freezer because I would have gobbled those down as well.
So day 6 -- good food but too much too often. Not clean but not a major carb binge. I will have to think of a different term for it -- unclean? subclean? semiclean? fuckin' guts?
Back to the accurate menstrual cycle information. I went to the doctor last week to get the pill to help with my agonising PMS and period. Now us girls know that you can't start the pill until day 1 of your cycle. BUT I FORGOT TO MENTION THIS TO MY HUSBAND who presumed that I was already taking it. OOPS! Why? Because our current form of preventing pregnancy is the reliable (??!!!?????!!!) withdrawal method. So technically we had contraception failure this morning.
So I found out that you there are various web sites that will calculate your fertility cycle according to your last 2 periods. After entering the data I was informed that (a) my cycle is only 25 days long and (b) my next period is due in 4 days and (c) I am unlikely to be fertile this close to my period unless my eggs last longer than the ones in the fridge. PHEW!!
Sorry if this is too much information.
Thank God I threw those lollies away earlier this week because I could definitely eat those M&Ms RIGHT NOW!! Shall I defrost another muffin ........................... NO.............................. AHHHHHH!!!