My HormonologyWhich week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: Today’s the day to take out all those dog-eared pages of crafts magazines and open up all your saved craft web pages for cool projects you bookmarked to do one day. Rising estrogen is putting you in the mood for silly fun and it’s making you more likely to go easy on yourself if you don’t master the project perfectly.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: High estrogen and testosterone have a master plan: when they get this high, they push you to be more social, friendly, upbeat, chatty and flirtatious as a ploy to get you to find and land a strong, healthy man in time for ovulation at the end of Week 2. But, if you’re not planning on starting or adding to your family, you don’t have to let these hormonal influences go to waste. You can easily harness them to rock the hell out of a networking function, nail an important job interview, persuade your credit union to give you a small business loan or simply make more friends by attending a social event or joining a club.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Some may say you’re a bit on the shy side today. That’s because rising progesterone is making you feel quiet and sedate, it’s make you hard to muster excitement or enthusiasm, and you’re less expressive. This could confuse many friends, family members and coworkers who witnessed you first-hand being chatty, excited, expressive and energetic when estrogen was high-and-rising last week.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: You may hear yourself saying, “Eww!” more today as plunging estrogen brings out your feminine sensibilities—for instance, bad smells may be more pungent, candy-covered children may feel more sticky and the constant spitting by your favorite baseball players may seem more disgusting than ever.


My Hormonology