To say I'm surprised is an understatement. Me and my lil' ol' ramblings here. ;)
Thanks Fran for informing me and THANKS Broken Hearted Runner for including me on your list. There are some AMAZING blogs listed there and I'm honoured.
Recently I've mentioned a few times that I had been struggling with eating too much, incessant hunger, and of course the expected weight gain.
I've been actively trying to lose a little more weight again since Boxing Day. Two weeks later I was down 2 lbs and happy about that. In the next eight days that followed I gained 5 pounds. FIVE FRICKIN' POUNDS ... in EIGHT days.
For those eight days I could not stop eating. I was ALWAYS hungry. My choices were NOT optimal. However, even with the extra I was eating, I knew that in 8 days I did not consume an extra 17,500 calories above what my body needs (approx 3500 calories equals a 1 pound weight change).
Now, I kinda had it in the back of my mind that hormones might have been playing a little role here. Typically, I'm not THAT affected by those things. In the last while though I have been.
And wouldn't you know it ... a few days later - WHAM! Intense hunger - gone! I literally woke up one morning last week and felt human again. Normal food levels are satisfying me ... and my weight dropped SEVEN pounds in 4 days. CRAZY!
That leaves me 4 lbs down in a month, which is ironically exactly what I was hoping for. But what a rollercoaster ride along the way. The loss is great, but I sure hope it doesn't have to be such a wild ride each month. That would take some getting used to.