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Spots?!?!

7 Jul

Alright, I will be the first to admit my skin wasn’t great looking when I was growing up. It was fine till stupid puberty and then it went, well, not-so-fine. lol. I would have never been picked for a noxema commercial or any other clear/pretty skin ad but that’s alright cause even though I didn’t appreciate it at the time I think having to contend with spotty skin helped me learn some valuable lessons about people and how they treat you based on what you look like at the time.  So see? Something good came from it. 🙂

So here I am, at the ripe old age of…well, older and way past puberty age and what is happening? I have stupid spots again! Spots, zits, acne…whatever you want to call them…I have them!!! W.T.F.! I am not impressed. Grr!

Just last week I was thinking how my skin is looking nice and fresh and wondering if it was all the water I am drinking (and healthier food I am eating) that was the reason why. Maybe it was but it seems to have its highs and lows. I am most definitly in a low…

From what I learned today from two reliable sources; when you start drinking a lot more water and eating healthier your body starts to do it’s own flush. See? You don’t have to go buy one of those Cleansing Kits – just drink lots of water! lol. So, as you drink all this water your body starts to kick out of it’s system all the impurities and crap that have been building up inside you. Yummy huh? Why you can’t just pee it all out I don’t know but one of the ways it starts to come out of you is through your pores and apparently as it sneaks outta your pores it clogs them up and wham! Spots! It seems like some kind of cruel joke that in the act of getting healthier I am now getting uglier. sigh. I can only hope they clear up on their own and I don’t need to resort to more drastic measures! In case you’re wondering the drastic actions would be going back on Accutane, sigh, strong side effects but totally worth it, imo, I’d do it again in a blink if I needed to but I would not enjoy it. 😛

So, here is what my spotty face ate today:

3/4 cup Almost Special K = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 2 points

1 cup Heinz Maple Baked Beans = 4 points

1 piece of toast = 1 point

2 triangles of Laughing Cow Cheese Light = 1 point

1 wafer Desiree = 1 point

1 cup blackberries = 1 point

Grilled cheese sandwich

– 2 pieces of bread = 2 points

– 1 tbsp light miracle whip = 1 point

– 2 Kraft cheese slices = 2 points

125 ml Campbell’s Tomato Soup = 2 points

1 package Jolly Time popcorn Butter Flavour = 1 point

This puts me at 21 points used. I will eat a little snack to use up my last two points, never fear! No point is left behind! lol

Oh, fyi, my 1 point weight watchers candy I had last night to use up my last point was a Pecan Crown, it is basically a Turtle. It was yum! A bit chewy for my taste but I am sure it will be well enjoyed by all…including me cause I still have a bunch. lol

Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go drink another couple glasses of water to increase the speed in which my body kicks out all it’s ickiness and exfoliate…my poor skin. sigh. 😛

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2 Responses to “Spots?!?!”

  1. Rod September 24, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    I never do this and post on people’s stuff but for the past month i have had non stop breakouts mostly on my chin. I rarely breakout. I starting thinking it could be something i am eating. I use the myfitnesspal app to track my calories amd macros and since i do that i was able to track everything i have been eating like a food diary. I noticed one thing in my food diary that popped out that i normally dont eat. LAUGHING COW cheese wedges. It also seems that my breakout started one week after i started eating it. Anyways, i am going to stop eating it and see if this month long breakout gets better. I wanted to see if you may know if this maybe is what is causing your “spots”. I noticed you posted your “spots” post about a week or 2 after your Laughing Cow post.

    • shrinkingwmn September 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

      Hi, thanks for commenting!
      In my case I was breaking out because I had increased how much water I was drinking. The water was flushing out my body and that meant I had breakouts for a couple weeks or so. They eventually cleared and my skin looked better than ever!
      I’m not sure if Laughing Cow cheese can cause breakouts, maybe if you have a mild allergy to something in it? I’m not an expert so I can’t say what might have caused your breakout but I would suggest drinking lots of water, washing your face twice a day and waiting it out. I know waiting to see if it gets better sucks but that is really all that can be done in the beginning, shrug.
      Good luck! 🙂

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