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I haven’t updated you all on my weight/skin issues for a while. First there was the madness that was the ABBW and then I had some health issues that really fucked up my shit.
So, how am I going? Good! Now. The ABBW proved to be dangerous when it came to eating healthy. Picture a hotel room with an abundance of chocolate, chips, cheese and fizz. Eek. Was insanely fun though! Love the #sweetnsalty girls and all the other beauty babes I met. Once the incredibly fun madness was over, I continued to eat like shit. Then I ran into a health issue that scared me shitless which then, in turn, made me eat even worse. Guess I was trying to make myself feel better. Fail.
The result of eating like shit? I put on nearly all of the weight I had lost previously. Foolish. Oh well.
I’m now wrapping up my 2nd week of changing my lifestyle and eating habits and I feel fucking awesome. I have an insane amount of energy and I just plain feel good about myself. Nice change from wanting to beat my head against the wall for eating Maccas. The other week I lost 3kgs. Some of you might think that’s way too much but for my size, it’s pretty normal. I have aaaalot to lose. Hopefully when I weigh myself on Sunday, I’ll have lost a bit more.
Some days are hard and some days are easy as pie (mmm...pie). I just keep reminding myself how great I feel, where I want to be and what I want to get out of it i.e. good health, better skin and a wardrobe filled with nicer clothes.
I'm basically eating low-GI and have completely cut out bullshit like Coke, fast food and copious amounts of crap like chocolate and chips. Oh, and I've cut down on my coffee intake, too.
As for my skin, it’s okay. Some days I feel like I see improvements but then a few more zits crop up and BAM!, I feel crap again. Woe. Btw, my routine has changed. This is what I’m now using:
Cleanser: Cetaphil (so boring and meh - not a fan)
Treatments: Retin A 0.05% and a homemade Kinetin and Niacinamide serum made by the lovely Sarah aka dempeaux
Moisturiser: Rio Rosa Mosqueta rosehip oil and Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser
Here are some pics of my skin. There’s no real diff compared to these pics but I've made it a habit to attach new pics every time I update. Sorry about the different lighting. I was standing in the same spot for both pics but it’s a real bitch to get the lighting exactly the same. *sigh*
So, there it is! If you’ve made it this far in this mammoth post, I applaud and thank you. Cheerio!