Feb 232007

Weight Tracking Summary

Your current weight | 279.6 lb 
Weight change since your last recorded weight | -4.2 lb 
Total weight change to date | -139.6 lb 

52 pounds in 52 Weeks
Week 6 Goal : -8 pounds
Week 6 Total : -6.8 pounds
Difference : -1.2 pounds

Hooray for breaking out of a rut.  So what did I do differently this week?  I really focused in on making sure I got all the “healthy living” guidelines in every day.  The Flash enabled points tracking tool on the eTools site has these little check marks that will give you a smiley face if you fill in enough of them.  I really focused on making sure I got all my smilies in, and with the exception of last Thursday I did so.  Obviously, the results paid off.  I figure if I really buckle down I can possibly get back on target with my 52 pound goal for the year (2.2 pounds this week…I think it’s doable). 

So I went to the dermatologist earlier this week.  Some of you who have seen me recently have probably noticed that I shaved my goatee.  Those of youwho saw me right after I shaved it (the night we went to see All the Great Books, Abridged).  Saw the reason why.  The goatee was literally tearing my face apart, and the skin underneath it was red and horribly flaky.  I started shaving and putting lotion on it, which helped, but if I let it grow back at all it would get red and start flaking again.   As I damn well love my goatee, this was not acceptable.  I’ve also been dealing with some crap on my hands and elbows for a long time now, and figured it was time to get it all knocked out.  Turns out that on top of my roseacea, I have Seborrheic dermatitis.  Because, you know, my face wasn’t enough of a pain in the ass to begin with.  So to treat this I am now using a rotation of three different dandruff shampoos, oral medication, and four different creams/gels. 

Fortunately it seems to be working.  Kind of a pain in the ass that my bathroom routine is now about 30 to 45 minutes long.  I’m going to spend a few more days shaving and applying the creams to the areas that got really bad, then trying growing the old goatee out again.

Because damn I miss it.

Definitely can feel and see the muscles starting to tone up again, so that’s a good thing too.

Hooray, healthy!

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