Sooooo, today I went to the lady doctor because I’d been having boob itchage, like serious. I would wake up in the middle of the night and would need to scratch the crap out of them. Of course, when you Google “itchy breasts,” WebMD alarms you with concerns over breast cancer and so to the gyny I went.
After a thorough exam to confirm I in fact do NOT have cancer, she said it could either be my new detergent (which I had ruled out because I figured it would affect my whole body), or it could just be all my activity. Sweat and new detergent are pressed up against me where as a t-shirt is not so much. And lots of sweat finds its way to cleavage for girls.
When I told her I used to make my detergent (I still can, just haven’t found time), and told her the ingredients (Fels Naptha soap, Borax, and Arm and Hammer Washing Suds), she said I had been using a very hypoallergenic detergent, and my new one (Seventh Generation) is likely a drastic change for my skin (especially the parts of me that never see the sunshine).
So I talked to her about my diet. She commended me for the 20lbs lost since I last saw her. I told her about My Fit Foods and she liked that they follow the Glycemic Index (focusing on low GI items, that is). I told her I’m frustrated because I’ve been SO active with Tennis, boot camp, the gym, etc., and it just feels like I should have lost more weight by now. She explained that for some people, it’s more about the diet than the activity, and I (and apparently her husband) am one of those people.
So, I’m going to keep on trucking on My Fit Foods for as long as I can afford it. The meals are $6-8 each for “smalls” and so $14 a day average adds up FAST. Granted, there was a time when I ate probably one meal out a day, and threw away a lot of spoiled food. I may still be in the red, compared to then, but I’m losing weight (or least expect to this week). Yay for portion control! I have lost 2.8 lbs since Monday, but that can be scale fluke.