Yesterday I went shopping to search for desperately need good bras. I had little luck with that but I came across this Michael Kors top that was on clearance for $22!!!!
It looked "ok" but it was a Michael Kors (and like 80% off) so I picked up my usual large. I saw that they only had medium and small in the colors I wanted to so I decided to just try the medium and to my pleasant surprise it fit perfectly. Not only that, but the shirt was extremely flattering! It's also really practical because most of the tops that I have are fitted and I'm realizing that it's looser tops that aren't clinging on my waist line like this one actually make me feel thinner!
In other news, it seems like it's absolutely inevitable that I bloat in a balloon-like fashion starting days (maybe even a week) before my period. It's like I just can't effectiviely do anything about it. I know that it's coming so I've been taking water pills, eating veggies, and drinking lots of water. Yesterday for example I ate 2 whole cucumbers and a salad. I wasn't even thinking in terms of the weight loss or eating healthy, my main motivation was to attempt to prevent this horrible blimp-like feeling (and looking).
Nevertheless this morning I woke up bloated and by midday I had developed this perfectly spherical swollen belly. It feels HORRIBLE. I tend do slouch alot to try to mask my huge belly, sitting up straight is simply uncomfortable in this sate. I also have way less motivation to do anything, simple movement is uncomfortable and reminds me of how crappy I feel. The worst thing is I usually stay like this until halfway into my period so a week is typical.
If anyone has been able to effectively lessen the severity of the PMS bloating effect that is something other than eating lots of cucumber and salad, easing up on the carbs, drinking lots of water, and taking water pills please do share with me. I'm desperate here!