YAYYY PROGRESS! Things are definitely continuing to flatten out and I probably have fewer than 10 actives on my face right now --that is NOT a lot for me at all-- and they are all very small. This is GREAT news considering I should be starting my menstrual cycle tomorrow, and I always break out this time of the month.
The red marks are still looking crappy, but less so than when I last updated. I think they just got really aggravated by my self-tanning attempt Sucks cause I can't go without self-tanning my body, it just looks too pasty, and i look pretty funky when my face doesn't match the rest of my body. I have been compensating by wearing makeup that makes me look tan, but i'd like to not look like such a freak without makeup.. especially when someone sleeps over.
Anyway, another thing that may be aiding my progress is that I have upped my vitamin D3 dosage from 1,000 IU a day to 4,000 IU. I'm only doing this because I suspect that I am deficient, and plan to get tested sometime in the near future. I just think about it and I started breaking out around the time I quit tanning, and I am literally NEVER outside these days.
I have also been eating RIDICULOUSLY healthy recently... I'm talking upwards of 3 servings (today I had 6!) of dark leafy greens (kale, leek, spinach, collards and arugula) per day, in addition to eating tons of carrots, broccoli, onions, zucchini, avocados, cabbage, peppers, green beans, asparagus, kidney beans and tomatoes. I have also cut out all sugar, alcohol, tobacco and gluten except for brown rice, and have been only eating eggs, chicken, fish and nuts for protein. I have also been drinking a ton of water.
What does suck is I don't do jack for exercise. I'm finding that with the accutane anything besides walking is just too hard on my body. I tried to do pushups over 2 weeks ago and my shoulder is still killing me. I don't have to worry about weight loss as I am thin already so I'm not that concerned about taking a few months off.
Anyway, that's about it. I'm sad no one seems to comment on my log much, but I guess I don't really write anything that interesting. I always read people telling stories from their lives, but I just cant get the thought out of my head about someone I know stumbling upon this forum and making me feel embarrassed about it. I know its stupid, but i'm not that brave haha.
Edited by Ducky8989, 13 November 2010 - 11:29 PM.