This is okay

Friday, September 9, 2011

I knew this was going to happen. I was up two pounds this morning. But that's okay, because I'm in the middle of my fertile cycle and for some reason I retain water now as well as during my period. And I can TELL this is water weight -- I can see the puffiness in my wrists and ankles. My diet hasn't changed, my exercise hasn't changed. My body is just pulling its usual complaint about being female.

So that's all right. It'll drain off in a day or two -- in the meantime, I'll keep on doing what I've been doing and everything will be okay.


Walt said...

You know your body and you know your body well, but doesn't it still piss you off a little when you see the +2 on the scale even though you know it was something beyond your control and something you know will vanish as quickly as it appeared?

I hate that I've been averaging about 5 pounds heavier than I was before I went on vacation. Sure, I'm dead on in the range that I like to be, but those 5 fewer pounds did wonders for my self esteem. I'm fucked like that.

Melanie said...

Oh, hell yes it pisses me off. But I also know there's not a damn thing I can do about it other than keep eating right and working out. It's just water and my ovaries making a last-ditch effort before perimenopause sets in -- it'll be gone by Sunday, please God. And yeah, I LIKED seeing that lower number -- I would like to go BACK to that lower number and continue to watch it drop, thank you very fucking much.

Argh. To quote a friend, "The human body sucks."