Tag Archives: Adult Acne

This weekend was busy but not to exciting. I was on the hunt for fresh local apples. The ones in the supermarkets are not great at all. I think I was at 3 different farms before I found any at all. There are properties around where I live, that just leave boxes of apples at the end of their driveway for people to take. Which is pretty neat. If you can't sell them, why let them rot on the ground. Places that do sell apples were almost sold out for the season. But I did manage to find some decent apples and winter squash. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStill on the bread making kick. This time it was with sweet potatoes. I just love the smell of freshly baked bread, even though I'm not really a huge bread person. If I'm craving bread, I love a slice. Otherwise I could go a week or more without it and be just fine. Check out my previous bread recipe. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI may have to let go of the little bread that I eat (and cereal) though. If you've read my previous blog post I said I was going to do my version of the elimination diet, again. First try was dairy. So far, my skin is not getting any better or worse. I said I would give it a month but I know by now, dairy is not the issue. So my next elimination is going to be wheat, at the end of a month. I don't eat much wheat but I guess it doesn't take much if your body doesn't tolerate it. It may be the time to try gluten free bread recipes. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Christmas tree, in the box still, is out of the basement. It won't get decorated for a while so Kai the cat can get used to it and not go crazy trying to make it her new perch.

Have you started putting up your Christmas decorations yet? Have a great Monday & week!

Till next time,

Nadia

Well, it's been a busy week. The days are flying by and I wish I had more productive hours to utilize. I find the older I get, the faster time seems to fly. The more goals in life I'm trying to hit, the faster the arms of the clock are moving. I wonder if time seems to slow down when you retire, and then speeds up again, as you get older? I guess only time will tell.

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Adult acne is not okay. I wish I could have dealt with that as a teen and moved on. But no, clear skin, and then BAM! It's bothering me so much that I now wear cover-up when I go out. I feel that people will stare at my many imperfections. Maybe they will, maybe they won't but when it's affecting my self-esteem, that is an issue. I know what I would like to do (blue light laser) but with the cost, that is not happening any time soon. I've tried dozens of cleansing methods and none of them have worked. So I'm doing the elimination diet, again. This may be round number 3 or 4 in the last 7 or 8 years. It will be dairy.

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I'm on day 2 or is it 3 of having no dairy. No cream, milk, my precious Greek yogurt or cheese. These are important sources of protein, not so much the cheese, for me. But I'll have to get protein in other ways. More meat, I guess. Quinoa, which I love. Spinach, various greens, which I eat a lot of now. Dairy free, protein powder. That is going to be a hard one, because most of them are disgusting and have too many artificial ingredients for my liking. Anyway, I'm giving the dairy elimination a try for a month (I'll do my best). I may post before and afters, to share the difference. I'm not sure yet. Although I think I did post acne pictures before, somewhere on this blog.

Anyway, I have a busy day, so I'm off. Have a great Friday & weekend!

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Song of the Week: You Got It (The Right Stuff), New Kids On The Block, 1988, BMG Music Entertainment. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation.)

Till next time,

Nadia