The good: I did some lifting (deadlifts and shoulder press) on Saturday, and on Sunday we went for a short but steep hike and got some good sunlight. I made a recent effort to try and eat dinner before 7pm each night and not eat again after that. It seems to have stuck more or less, and I’m finding it easier to go to sleep earlier.
The bad: I feel like my food issues are all “one step forward, two steps back”. I made a pretty good effort towards having a decent-sized, hearty breakfast in the morning for the past month, but I don’t feel like it helped curb my appetite during the day at all. my Starbucks habit is creeping back towards green tea lattes instead of americanos. I’m at pretty much my heaviest weight of my life, but when I try to limit my food I immediately start feeling deprived and frustrated.
The hmm: I’ve been busily getting the rest of my hormones and other biomarkers checked. My estrogen levels are on the high side of normal and progesterone is on the low side, so my doc has put me on chaste berry supplements. She warned that I may see more skin breakouts for a while, which does look to be the case. I’m very curious to see how it affects my PMS. I need to give it a few months and be patient, but hopefully overall my hormones will end up in a better place than they started.
Here’s to perseverance!