Thursday, March 14, 2013
I'm finding it hard to not smile today. I'm not 100% sure why, but I have some ideas.
-My rash (or rashes, I should say, as I have a couple of different ones) DO seem to be clearing. I was really stressing about it the other day but last night I took a really good look as I was applying the hydrocortisone and I realized they most certainly are looking better. This morning was the ketaconazole, and again, they do look like they're getting better. It's really been bringing me down. I'm sad to admit that when my rash broke out, it felt a little like a punishment. I was finally starting to feel really good about my body for the first time in a long time, and then I broke out in a crazy rash! But this morning as I was checking myself out in the mirror I ignored the rashes and just looked at my shape.
It's not perfect. My upper arms are still flabby. Right now it's not a big deal because it's still freezing so I always wear a sweatshirt at work over my short sleeved tops. My thighs jiggled furiously when I applied the cream this morning, but who cares? I always wear shorts and skirts to my knees, who will notice but me, my husband and the dog? At least until bathing suit season, lol. The skin around my belly button is a bit wrinkly, but it's always covered up so I don't care!
It's freezing outside (had to take a break to take the dog out for a walk) but it's sunny, so that's okay.
I just feel... good.
It may be because now I have a plan, a real goal to look forward to, and I'm getting really excited about my corset outfit. =)
Oh and Bob's 10 grain hot cereal? I've been eating it the last few days for breakfast. I put 1/4 cup of grains, 1/8 cup of reduced sugar craisins, either 1/8 cup of sliced almonds or unsweetened coconut, and 3/4 cup of water, then I microwave it for 4 minutes and let it sit in there for 2. Then I add 1 tsp brown sugar and 1/4 cup skim milk. It's yummy! Definitely a change from oatmeal or English muffins, which are my two go-tos in the morning. It's a bit more labor intensive, but also sticks to the ribs a bit more than instant oatmeal. Probably because it's less processed.
Here is a link to it: http://www.bobsredmill.com/10-
Both my grocery store and my super Walmart carry it, so it shouldn't been terribly hard to find. =)
Hope you all have a great day!