Saturday, March 02, 2013
Finished the 1st week and have been able to get some exercise in and I lost almost a pound. That makes me happy so far. After the visit with the dermatologist who said swimming shouldn't effect my skin too much as long as I follow 'procedure' for afterward. (washing/lotion etc) Hopefully now that I can swim more I can get more exercise in.
Itchiness has become the norm for my life. Thankfully it's not 24/7 so there are moments for reprieve. Basically I'm allergic to every product that's made -- so I'm having to switch all the things I had been using to the 'non-formaldehyde' type things. Now the hardest part is finding out that aspartame -- the sweetener -- can be converted by the liver into --- guess??? Yeah you guessed it - formaldehyde!!!! Who would have thought???? And I believe in my body that's what happened. So having to switch my one 'sin' -- diet pop -- is really playing with my mind. It has always been something I really enjoyed and while I have cut way back in recent years....my one a day is still too much I guess -- which to me is a real bummer. I know in the scheme of things of life -- to some -- it might seem minor (and yes in my mind too, it is) but in my mind -- it is a BIG thing....and one I"m not so sure I want to change. So I'm working on wrapping my mind around it -- as well as changing my life in other ways to accommodate this 'nuisance' of itching.
And who was it that said -- and this, too shall pass.......