Friday, August 27, 2010


    Okay, I'm going to start off this post by saying, if you think that with my pre-menstrual cycle, sorry fellas,  starting it's routine onslaught for the umpteenth time in my 50 years of life, you're going to hear how great I handled the on-coming emotions, the skyrocketing cravings, and the feelings of just wanting to sleep and be crabby...YOU ARE VERY MUCH MISTAKEN!!!! LOL
   I have been tired, my legs have been spasmodic, my emotions have been all over the place (Laughing, crying, ANGRY!), and I have been craving chocolate and anything sweet I can get my hands on!!! I have been so good in the past about feeling the onslaught coming and doing things to hold it off...drinking lots of water, keeping raw celery sticks and nuts close at hand for quick snacking, listening to soothing music, and talking and writing up a storm to get my emotions out. But this time...I didn't hardly do ANY of that! It came on so unexpectedly!
   At my age every menstrual  cycle is "kinda" welcome, because I know that some time soon I won't be having them anymore. Up until last month, in fact, they were skipping lots of months in between. I thought that this was a sign of them imminently finishing! But Nooooooo! Here it is one month later and...SURPRISE!!! UGH!
   Here I was giving myself mental excuses for all of the things going on. You're tired because you haven't been getting enough sleep lately. Your legs are spasmodic because you really need to get some more exercise. You're so giddy because your husband can be so funny sometimes. You're so angry because your husband is a total idiot and doesn't know how to do anything right!!  Sorry honey. :-(
   But last night the visible evidence came as to why I'm being a crazy lunatic! My cycle has started again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When, Oh When, will I be done with this monster?!! (Stop Laughing at me too!!!) I know I'm not alone, but I'm probably alone in admitting that I'm not even going to try, at this late date, to be strong and start doing the things I need to do to ward it off! I WANT SUGAR!!!! LOL ... And I got some last night. Hello Ben!!!
    Yum! Yum!...And when you have a monstrous craving like mine, it has to be 'Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk' to the rescue!
    When my craving for chocolate ever got bad like this in the past, I would get my ice cream, take a few bites, and put it back in the fridge for later. 'Later' might even be months later when I would find the container frost bitten in the back of the freezer! A spoonful or two would have completely taken the memory of the rest of it out of my mind!...But not this time. As you can see, this whole container was TOAST!!
    I even had a few of these with it...
    I know.....Horrible! But guess what?! I feel great this morning! I'm calm, sugared up, and in a good mood! I know I should be all bloated and have a headache or an upset stomach or SOMETHING...but I don't! No one is more surprised about that...and pleased...than me!
    Are you shaking your head?! Well, I can make you feel even better...I also had bought these...
    ....Just pure sugar goodness in a bag!
         With Cherry know how much I love cherries! :-) And sweet and sour too!!! Hubby even bought some new kind for himself...
    ...with some sort of tangy filling in the middle of the Twizzler. YUCK! I can't eat THAT MUCH sugar!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! I thought it was great that these...
    ...are LOW FAT!!!
     Yes People, sensibility and reasonableness is trying to return this morning. And I know myself well enough to know that I'll be good now, for about 3 or 4 days. Then the hormones will amp up again on their way out. {♫ It's so much fun being a girl! ♫} I guess I'd better get some celery sticks in this house! Does this happen to any of you?! Would you admit it?! ^_^

It might be time to pull this poem back out...and start again! :-))

Starting A New Diet

We're  now starting a new diet-
thanks to help from 'Dr. Phil'.
No more delusions about food.
Its time for thoughts of 'Getting Real!'

This is our first day on this road,
and I can see it will take work;
But if we get to feeling better-
Then, 'Less' of us will be the perk.

We've  gone from sugar-laced oatmeal
to cereal that is all-bran;
and down to normal sized portions
instead of eating from the pan.

We're  kind of different, Jeff and I.
Oh-How our lifestyle change will be,
because he likes to eat all day,
and I get hungry after three.

We have to eat three meals a day,
But then, we have two snack times too;
and I admit-the time preparing
isn't  that easy to do!

Jeff carries three of his meals
in a cooler, on his truck
so that when he's  feeling hungry
he can eat and not be stuck.

We're  eating vegetables and fruit
more than we ever thought we would.
We're  looking forward to the day
when we are thin, and feeling good.

That day, for Jeff, will come real soon.
For me, it might be quite a while.
As far as where we have to go-
he has an inch-i have a mile!

But after years of being fat
(But liking who I am inside)
I'm not so focused on weight loss-
as much as health is my true guide.

So, at the end of the day,
whether its months, or years from now,
I'd  like to look into the mirror
and let out a hearty "Wow!"

Maybe I won't  be teeny-tiny,
and my clothes won't  be real small-
But maybe I can go in service
with no cane-But standing tall.

And Jeff's, now, low cholesterol
could be a show of true endurance;
and we won't  have to pay as much
to get some better life insurance!


  1. Great poem!! Love the fact that you were eating "low fat" foods! Teehee!! I still have the symptoms, and that's not always good! But I don't think I every had PMS like you've just described. Sorry you have to go through it. Hopefully it will end soon! Oh, that's right, it will!!!! Yay!

  2. CinLynn, Ha! Ha! Isn't it just awful??!!! It's kinda sad too, that with all of that sugar in my body I feel "better" this morning!! Wonder what all of the health gurus would say about that?! LOL

  3. You are to funny. I myself didn't get the way you do. I could tell when my monthly visitor was coming because I would go on a cleaning spree the week before. Thats when my family thought I was crazy. Hope you stay feeling better after all that sugar.

  4. Anonymous8/27/2010

    Oh yummy but not good for you stuff LOL.I remember those days Debbie.But thank God for me they are NO MORE.On to better problems like should I eat this chocolate and immediately gain 5 pounds or not,lol.I mean IMMEDIATELY.I taste stuff like that and I gain right away.So thus I have a routine I follow.All whole grains lots of water,fruit, veggies.When Im good I do snack.I had thyroid cancer 7 years ago so this type of eating is a must for me.

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  5. SnowflakeDreams1, A cleaning spree?! WOW! That's even more monstrous than me! LOL Just kidding! Actually that would happen to me too sometimes. I called it 'getting nesty'. (And it's almost noon and I'm still good!!) :-))

    Becky, I can't wait to get past it too!!I think! :-/ I know...NOT good for you (sorta kinda...but I feel better! *giggling*)...Good for you being a good girl! I am usually too. I enjoy my cherries, fruit and veggies. This kind of eating could no way be a regular habit!!! And congrats on 7 years!!!

  6. That was awesome! Way to let loose. My biggest problem with cravings is salt and since I have given up all dairy, ice cream is out. For sugar cravings I make do with a healthy cereal that has a decent amount of sugar so it's almost a treat! Go-Lean Crisp is so good I don't mind helping myself to a couple bowls when I'm really desperate (without milk of course). I love love love strawberry Twizzlers... have been eating them since highschool. I'll probably go back and read that again... hilarious. I haven't had a monthly bill since June so it's only a matter of time before the beast reappears. In the meantime I am enjoying every minute without it!!

  7. Mary Ann Wakeley, The salt thing...isn't that awful?! I get that sometimes too, but usually for salty/crunchy. At those times I become a thin potato chip nut!!! Usually the salty/crunchy doesn't happen at the same time I'm craving sugar. Oh Boy! I've got issues!!! LOL I envy your joy without it! ^_^ Funny, but I didn't appreciate all those months without mine. In fact, I hardly noticed until I went back and counted the months!! I'll appreciate it next time though! Boy Howdy, will I!!! LOL

  8. I had a bag of chips today(and by today I mean tonight).
    And 3 triple choc muffins.
    I have to blame it to the studying I've been doing...
    I wonder what will happen in 2 weeks when it'll be pms and studying!Sigh...
    Loooved your poem!:)

  9. Ria, Yeah, I remember when I was in school...crammin' for tests and crammin' anything I could find into my mouth!!! LOL I was so bad!...Thank you for the complement too, about the test. Study good! :-)

  10. Ria...Ha! I meant the complement about the "poem"!!! :-))

  11. Oh ya, I get it. I dislike the cramps and acheness even more than the emotional turmoil though.
    And thank you for writing about it too! It annoys me that some people thing periods are a taboo subject. There wouldn't be people if women didn't have to go through this every month.

  12. Thea, You said: "...There wouldn't be people if women didn't have to go through this every month." You are so right! Funny though, I don't think many people think of it like that!!...And I used to have a TIME with the cramps and heavy flowing when I was much younger! I was thankful to see that part subside a bit, but then....THE MONSTER of emotions!!! Oh Well, if somebody's got to do it...might as well be us! We can take it! We're women!! ^_^

  13. this is great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who blogs about my hormones and that time of the month. :]

  14. Hollie, I just went over and checked out your blog. I love it! I'm following you now...And as to my blog, it's a mish mosh of stuff over here, but nothing is off limits...just said in honesty and with respect for others. Look forward to sharing back and forths with you! ^_^


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