Simple Assessment: Woman Code

Alrighty, so I have done the simple assessment on page 43 of The Woman Code.

Here are my results:

Mood swings and PMS are very linked. I know that I am getting my period based on feelings that are very similar to rejection sensitive dysphoria like thinking that people don’t like me, I am not good enough and becoming very easily frustrated by very simple things.
I often know that I am getting my period because of “breast tenderness“. That said, because I have irregular cycles I could have breast tenderness for 3 weeks at a time.
I used to get migraines a lot more often than I do now- so there’s a win! Migraines may even come on day 5/6/7 when my period is coming to an end — I’m going to keep an eye on that one.
Leading up to my period, I tend to get unexplainable cramps. I once read somewhere that this could be when I am ovulating but we will see if that’s really the case!
Painful periods are really sporadic. Sometimes they are really painful and other times it’s a walk in that park. I am very excited to see why that is!
IBS is something that I struggled a lot with 3-4 years ago. I have gotten a better handle on in but I know that IBS +bloating & water retention seem to be linked. I’m now wondering if they really are. Night sweats is something new that I’ve been experiencing with my period so I’m excited to explore what that’s all about!
I know that it isn’t on the list but I am also wondering about oily hair.
I would say that “metabolism and stress symptoms” have the greatest impact on me. My cravings have always been really intense. Once I have an idea of something that I want to eat, I have a really hard time getting the idea out of my mind. Recently my obsession has been cookie dough ice cream from dairy queen!
I drink a few drinks alcohol-based drinks on the weekend – nothing crazy. I’m wondering what the book has to say about this!
Anxiety is something that I have had for as long as I can remember. Let’s see what impact Woman Code will have on my anxiety! Same goes for headaches (I have one as I write this blog post).
Weight gain – oh my! For as long as I can remember my mom has told me that I am so lucky to be naturally skinny. That I should cherish it because it might not always be this way. I didn’t believe her. I never had to work at being a healthy weight – it was just the way I was. I can tell you that I am turning 30 in October and my body is definitely changing! I have gained about 20 pounds since coronavirus arrived in March of 2020 (it is April 2021 as I write this post) and I don’t have the tools or understanding to lose the pounds I have gained. If I happen to lose 10 pounds while making the changes from this book, I will be a happy camper!

Have you read the Woman Code or have you adapted a lifestyle that works with your monthly cycle rather than against it? I would love to hear your experience!

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