ExAstrisScientia Posted July 31, 2016 Share Posted July 31, 2016 Hey ladies! Day 26 here, and I want to murder everything! I had been feeling pretty darn good up until a couple of days ago, and suddenly I was irritable, bloated, exhausted. I chalked it up to a really tough 13 mile run on Friday (hot, humid, hadn't slept well the night prior) and went about business as usual. Yesterday, Saturday, my appetite went WAY up... again, I figured it was the mileage, and the fact that I missed an entire meal on Friday because my hunger sometimes gets suppressed after long runs. After inhaling my lunch, I felt really tired... not exactly like a carb coma, but my whole body felt heavy and exhausted so I treated myself to a rare nap. Passed out cold for an hour and had to drag myself back up. For the rest of the day, I was wiped out, felt so heavy and exhausted, and looking forward to bed. I made sure to eat starchy carbs at dinner, and I followed all of my usual sleep rituals, and proceeded to toss and turn all night long and maybe only get 4-5 hours. Which brings me to today. Insane sugar cravings for the first time since the beginning of the 30, more irritability, and for the first time since I really hit my stride, I became really HANGRY between breakfast and lunch. There was about a 5 hour gap between the meals, but by the time I was sitting down to eat lunch I had snapped at my kids repeatedly, had a headache, and proceeded to enjoy the hell out of my food as if it were some sort of drug. Then when I went to the bathroom I discovered very light spotting. My period isn't due for ten more days?? I haven't even had any cramps. But the other symptoms fit, I suppose. I already eat what I feel is a good amount of food. Because I am an athlete in marathon training, I try to incorporate starchy carbs at meals 2 and 3... at the very least meal 3, and I also eat about a cup of fruit per day (usually berries because they're in season and Oregon berries are love, sometimes an apple instead). I try my best to get 8 hours of sleep per night but sometimes, inexplicably, it doesn't happen (like last night). Has anyone else experienced this, and are there any additional things I can do to mitigate how sucky this is? My last period was just 5 days into my Whole 30 and was not at all like this. Thanks! Link to comment
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