**WARNING: Possible gross personal information ahead. Proceed at your own risk.**
I'm 28 years old and I still break out. Despite taking impeccable care of my skin (I wash my face twice a day, exfoliate twice a week, and moisturize like crazy with products specific for my skin type) I am still going through my awkward teenage years apparently. I also have a recurring rash on the inside of my thigh. Sexy, right? Thank god it's not bathing suit season yet. I've been calling it a sweat rash, but really, I've tried bodyglide and powder and it still keeps coming back, sometimes switching legs. I also get a bloated stomach with borderline painful gas quite frequently. I just ooze the sexy, people.
I have read many sources that say consuming dairy may cause a lot of these symptoms (which btw, are not new to me, but have worsened over the last year or so). Rather than go through a whole rigamaroll of doctors to try to figure out what the problem is, I thought I would try first cutting out dairy for a few weeks and see if there are any changes. If this fails, I am going to try cutting out gluten and see if that may be the culprit.
I had cut out regular milk (except in baking) years ago and switched to soy. About a year ago I made the switch from soy to almond milk. I have been eating yogurt bowls for breakfast almost every day for the last month or so, plus the milk in my coffee and cheese is included in some of my meals. Not a lot, but some. So I do consume a fair amount of dairy.
I plan to start this on Monday (while in DC) and sticking to it the entire time I am there. I would have started yesterday, but I already had a huge container of yogurt and various cheeses that need to be eaten by Sunday when I leave. I hate wasting food, so my start date is getting pushed back for that reason. Which leads me to my next topic...operation eat the fridge! I have a lot of veggies that need to be eaten up before Sunday, so last night's dinner was a heaping plate of roasted vegetables. In the mix went a zucchini on it's last leg, an entire head of cauliflower, and a green pepper.
I really do love sauteed and roasted vegetables. So yummy. I ate a third of this cooked salad and brought the rest to work today as part of my lunch.
Last night was my 5 mile long run that was rescheduled from Sunday. I didn't run Sunday because for some reason I woke up feeling extremely fatigued (daylight savings...or maybe the two drinks I had the night before), so I decided to push my run to Monday. Since it got pushed back, it had to be on the treadmill. The run went reasonably well, my base speed has increased since getting back into speedwork so I feel really good about my progress. Tonight I have 4 miles easy on the schedule, which will be done OUTSIDE since it's light out later. I am very excited about this :) I missed running outside so much.
Do you hate the treadmill? Or kind of love it? Also, have you ever given up dairy?