Friday, February 19, 2010

The wonderful 'gift' of being a woman

The 'gift'? Who said this???  A MAN?  Seriously I get the whole miracle of life thing and I appreciate pregnancy and birth for the incredible things they are but, having to go through this cycle every month, UGH.

I'm trying to lose weight, I've been exercising, at a challenging level, five days a week, counting calories and drinking enough water.  And still since beginning six weeks ago, according to the scale this morning,  I've lost a total of 5.5lbs :O  WHAT?  This is not worth the work I've been doing seriously!  I am beyond frustrated.

I suspected my monthy 'gift' insert eye roll, might have something to do with this.  Not just the normal PMS stuff but now ovulation bloating? I've been doing some reading about the female cycle, weight loss and water retention.  It's a joke!  Virtually two weeks out of four we're carrying excess water that our body doesn't need because of hormones.  I never used to be like this.  As much as I adore my kids I hate what pregnancy did to my body.  I'm still 18 lbs above where I was when I got pregnant despite my best efforts I'm having a hell of a time losing it.  Not to mention the sagging mommy pouch I have now.  I highly doubt even when I do get to my pre pregnancy weight I'll even look the same as I did. Add to the list saggier breasts, receded gums and forever sensitive teeth, darker roots (believe it or not) skin tags I could go on....

Today I am not celebrating being a woman.  I am tired of it!  I just want to curl up and feel sorry for myself.

Here's my photo of the day...(not me but exactly how I feel)

That about sums it up.

* While we're on the topic of annoying!  What is up with razor burn and ingrown hairs?  I have all but given up on shaving my unmentionables.  UNTIL I read about Prince Reigns shave gel.  It softens and straightens hairs so you never have in growns again.   Hallelujah!  Heck it has Gisele Bunchen and Oprah singing it's praises.  Who am I to argue?  I ordered two bottles!  It's not much more than shelling out for Nair and way less trouble.  In the mean time.... Cool Canucks is giving away a bottle, head over and throw your name into the hat. 


Xenia said...

I hear you! Men have absolutely no clue, really. I think we all feel exactly like you do sometimes!

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