I had this great article come in by email today and had to share it.
It is for anyone who struggles through some hard days on this weight loss journey, like I just did over the end of last week and through the weekend.
It is from the Sparks People website and here is the link.
For the first part of this journey to lose weight I seemed to just sail along without any bumps in the road and this lasted until May (5 months into the walk). What changed in May I asked myself...the answer....this is when I started to have my menstrual cycle again after having the baby in November. Hormones in the monthly cycle are the only thing that I can pinpoint as a change.
So I will be challenging myself over the next few months to find ways to handle the hormonal fluctuations differently than I have been over the last few cycles where I have given into the desires to overeat and become very emotional/angry with myself and others. If anyone has ideas or better yet proven strategies on how to handle different hormonal cycles I would love to hear them.
I am so glad to be on the other side of the difficult days for another month!