Periods..

Do you ever wake up and just hate being a woman. Ok, maybe that only happens to me once a month – for about 5 days. In those 5 days I could seriously eat your pantry and mine. I look like I’m pregnant and I have no motivation to even open my eyes. I wish life would just fly by. Why do they have to be 5 days long, I feel sorry for anyone that has a longer period, because in a week I could do some damage in my kitchen. I’m sure my boyfriend can’t wait for menopause. Maybe that’s why he’s still only my boyfriend..that’s a thought. He’s probably hoping for the peaceful, dreamy girlfriend who’s always happy and never is standing in the kitchen holding a knife because he left his plate on the side of the sink instead of putting it in the trashcan! Ugh, why the eff does he do that anyways. I could KILL him!! When I’m on my period, I become a bloodhound. I can sniff out chocolate anywhere. Excuse me, but do you happen to have chocolate in your soda? No? LIAR! If I’m not a gigantic hog on my period, after 5 days the weight I’ve just gained – I lose rather quick. Once these next 5 days are over, I’ll start working out again- I swear! 

Right after I watch this movie and cry about it for the next 10 hours.

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Carbs does not equal BREAD!

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I’ve read a lot lately that your carb intake needs to be 50% of what you eat during the day. I didn’t believe that was right- there’s no way. How can you tell someone coming in to lose weight that they need to take on the bread. Well – don’t believe the hype because it’s not true. There are good carbs and there are bad carbs. I found out, thankfully not the hard way, by showing my mother the MyFitnessPal application on my phone. It stated that I needed to bring in 50% Carbohydrates. What?! That’s insane! My mom then asked how people were supposed to lose weight if they’re eating that many carbs. I researched my application and it was then I realized that I had already reached my goal for carbs at 52%. I hadn’t even eaten any bread that day. After looking through my nutrition facts that day I was stunned to see that my carb intake was solely from raw fruits and vegetables. Do you know how much bread I would have been eating if I didn’t know-or realize. I decided to share a picture to show you the difference between good and bad carbs. If we choose good carbs rather than the bad, maybe one day we can all dominate the changing room and we can stop living in fear.  

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.runninginpinkproject.com/2014/05/

Depressing

Let me start off by saying I’m not good at spelling or grammar. And I know this is a blog but I don’t own a video camera nor do I feel like primping to make one lol.  Ok so the video up top is way overboard on what women are like in the dressing room, but don’t we all get that way at some time or an other? I know I do! It’s the entire dressing room experience. Picking out 3 different sizes to take with you, walking around to find the room, and even the thought of having to take off put on take off and put on makes me want to run away. (Now for those of you that love shopping I am not your girl. I like to get what I want and get out.)  any who i undress put on whatever I’m trying on and believe me I’m going for the smallest size first,and then it happens. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s a quiet room with a huge mirror  and so small all you have are your thoughts. But I’m standing with a shirt that is super tight around my arms and not covering my entire stomach. And pants that need about a foot hemmed so I don’t look shorter than I already am. And let’s face it I’ve gained weight. So there cutting off my circulation as I try to breathe… So I get depressed. I might cry I might get mad. I start questioning every mistake I’ve made when it comes to my life. It’s awful….then I get the joy of shopping with my mother who is giving me the ‘really the next size Jennifer’ stare and I just want to crawl in a hole and well eat some chips and tasty cakes! -Jen