Good evening! I’ve had a wild and crazy day, but it’s been a GOOD day and that’s all I can ask for.
Maggie hung out with me all day. One of the best things about working from home is hanging out with my little margarine stick.
I felt like a BOTTOMLESS PIT today. I just couldn’t get full! I had fruit:
But that didn’t work. So I tried crackers + hummus:
But that didn’t work either!
Finally I just bit the bullet and ate a really yummy, crunchy, calorie-dense, and filling bowl of granola. Nom nom nom!
I don’t really count calories anyone (only on long-run days), but what’s really interesting to me is how much my daily calories needs fluctuate. This is why I was always miserable when I tried to stick to 1,800. Sometimes I just need 2,500! This is why I think chick magazines that recommend 1,400 calorie a day diets are kind of ridiculous. I am a short and small-framed woman and I would seriously pass out if I ate 1,400 calories in a day. I just feel like a "diet recommendation" like that is setting women up for failure, hunger, and grumpiness. Rant over. 🙂
I was feeling all sorts of frazzled tonight so I posted myself an Operation Beautiful note on my car visor. 🙂
(I meant that I already have all the skills I need to succeed; not talking about materials!)
Dinner was simple, but really good!
Just a grilled cheese and a side salad.
An Embarrassing Question
Alright, I have a very embarrassing question, but I cannot find a solution, and I know that if I cannot figure something out, my friends in blogland can!
Since I started overworking myself like a horse, I have developed really, really back back acne. I know… totally gross. But it’s REALLY BAD. We’re not talking about a few pimps; it looks like someone slapped at pepperoni pizza on my shoulders (did you lose your dinner yet?).
Totally painful, really unattractive, and super, super embarrassing. My neighbor saw it and actually SCREAMED because she thought I was having an allergic reaction to something (I’m not; it’s really acne). I’ve tried my face acne wash (St. Ives) but it’s not really working. I’ve also tried witch hazel.
Does anyone have any NATURAL solutions to back acne? I don’t want to slather a bunch of chemicals on my back!