Thursday, February 17, 2011


Why is it that when a woman is coming to her TOM (time of the month) she craves sugar or sweat things?????

I just indulged in 4 granola bars....why? I don't really know why I took that first one to start with, I wasn't really hungry, I just finished supper.  But I did!  I am mad cause 1 lead to 2 to 3 and then 4, like really Ashley give your head a shake, what the hell are you doing.  

So I did a little research on why we crave sweats when its that great time of the month every woman loves.  
Eating sugary foods causes blood-sugar spikes, followed by sharp declines, a pattern that exacerbates irritability, anxiety and light headedness. These symptoms only lead to more sugar cravings.  

All in all, I really didn't need that extra 2, 3, and 4th granola bar, hell I really didn't need the first one, but a gave into my god damn carvings once again.  I really need to break this habit and stop doing these nasty things to myself.  It doesn't do anything to me besides pushing me into depression a little more and gaining weight instead of losing it.  So I get my self back on the ban wagon once again, for about the millionth time since I started this journey and I will keep trekking on.  I am just hoping it wont set that scale up to much when I get on in on Sunday


  1. I'm in the same boat! However, I have stopped caving in, and instead planning ONE treat I know I will love. I don't crave the sweets, mines more of a salty deal, so yesterday (the day before my lovely friend's arrival) when I was craving salt the most, i made a big bowl of popcorn. It was planned and deliberate, and it helps! I don't feel guilty after scarfing it down, and it keeps the cravings at bay.

  2. I feel your pain. I'm also having my monthly visitor and it's giving me chocolate fever. At least you divulged in granola bars and not chocolate cake or something!

  3. I completely feel you on this one. Try to find a healthier sub for what you want. Or instead of eating something you dont really want as a sub (and eating a bunch of them cause they don't fill the craving) eat a small piece of what it is you really want and savor it.