The Color of My Skin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If only losing pounds was as easy as changing the color of your skin. I have been tanning since last Friday - a total of three times so far. I have never tanned in my entire life, never seen the point to be completely honest. However, I have found something I like. And with all things, it has to be in moderation or it can be harmful to your health. My original reason for going was in hopes of getting rid of my rough looking skin. I have had rosacea for years now and I heard that tanning can help with acne so I thought I would give it a try. My doctor gave me a new script for Metrogel and the combination of the two is helping. I look in the mirror and I can't believe the difference. I am no longer shiny white, but glowing. My nose is still red as Rudolph's, but it is not bumpy like it was.

This past month has been extremely difficult on me. I thought since my Medicare went into effect March 1 that things would look up, and in many ways they did. However, my Lyrica that I started back on for Fibromyalgia swelled me up like a balloon and I gained 10 pounds in ONE WEEK!! Let me tell ya, that depressed me beyond imagination. I had worked so hard and now I feel like I have to start all over so I have been putting it off. Then my daughter and I decided we would have a "competition" to see who loses the most (in a healthy manner) by our planned one month trip to Florida in July. Winner gets a new swimsuit. Honestly, I really want her to win. She is just starting her life, 15 yrs old and obese. I don't want to see my children go through what I have gone through. So I am trying to set a better example. I have changed the way I cook. I only cook enough for one portion now. I have changed to as much whole grain as I can. No more pasta unless it is whole grain. I am planning to not even buy anymore bread at this point for a while.

I woke up this morning and decided I need not put things off any longer. I looked at my skin and seen the glow and realized I had to start now and quit putting it off. I have "tried' so many times in the past and never seen results like I did when I was dedicated to SparkPeople like I was for a month.

So, here I go again. Hoping to stick with the changes this time. I got the Lyrica changed to Neurontin. So no more excuses.

Here I go.....
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    Thanks for all your comments :) I am posting a pic that was done last month and you can see a bit of difference in my complexion since tanning. However, this past three or four weeks I have not been able to go tanning .. I am planning to return soon tho :)
    3104 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    I keep reminding myself, "One thing at a time."
    One challenge at a time.
    One bump in the road at a time.
    One success at a time.
    One day at a time.

    Whatever "one" the thing is, I try to remember it's one at a time. I know I'll make mistakes, but they can be lessons if I do not let them defeat me. You are still definitely doing what is good for you, so do not worry about the bump in the road called "10 pounds on the scale." You are doing emoticon ! Keep it up! emoticon because you are emoticon ! emoticon
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    3147 days ago
    The best to you and your daughter. It is good that you have found something you like, and that is helping with a skin problem.
    3147 days ago
    You can do this!!! You should post some photos of your glowing new skin!!!

    3148 days ago
    Keep the spark alive! You can do it... :)
    Wishing you (and your daughter) well!
    3148 days ago
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