The only thing I have done this week is to go to another dermatologist for a 2nd opinion and a brief chat with my maid of honor. The dermatologist took one look at me and said, “I wish you came to me sooner.” What my previous old cranky Korean dermatologist didn’t tell me is that I have very inflammatory skin. I have sensitive AND oily skin which is made worse by my eczema. She said living in the humid Caribbean climate didn’t help me much either. Actually, it’s the worst thing that I could have done for my skin. Oh, joy. She also told me to stop using my expensive purchase of Mineral Veil products. Very annoying since I just bought it a week ago for $60. The primer was a splurge too. Sigh. You live and you learn. I just gave them to my mom since she has the good skin that I obviously didn’t inherit. : (
Besides that, I have just been steadily working at home. Work has been a complete nightmare. The connection is extremely slow and we’re having some major hiccups with our translation software. I must learn to manage my stress level. After venting to one of my good friends, she said, “Your problem is that you’re a perfectionist and YOU DON’T KNOW IT.” That brought some semblance back into reality. It must be true because my maid of honor agreed. Hmmmm.
I must have been eating quite a bit because I gained 2 pounds! Must rein it back in and eat more mindfully. And to do so, I used my mom’s Jack Lalanne to juice 4 organic carrots, 2 fuji apples, and a bit of ginger for breakfast this morning. The ginger gives it a wonderful kick.