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Stress On the Body

So the last couple of weeks I have been stressed out over several different situations, but hey that's life, right? But the down side of being stressed out and upset over things is that body pays me back in such horrible ways such as massive headaches that tend to lean into migraines and really horrible acne. I seriously thought it was clearly up but look it, it seems worse:

The acne on my forehead has doubled in size. Not the greatest photo but you can see some of it. I'm even getting a new on my cheek. But a good friend has sent me something to try and clear it up so I'm really looking forward to that. 

And to add to that I got a headache this afternoon. I thought it might be from not eating much today, but I ate something before I went to an event I had to attend and even ate something smaller there but it steadily got worse. I finally came, took out my contacts (which for me intensifies the pain) and took some meds, and now the pain is slowly abating. 

So ready for Saturday so that I can get back to getting rid of my stress in the best way for me: working out!!

Random thought of the day: At my event I was able to reconnect with some ladies that I haven't seen in almost 2 months and I have had my hair cut since then. One told me that she almost didn't recognize me that my new cut made me look younger. And that made me feel great. As I'm coming up on my 34 birthday in a few months I'm having a hard time dealing with it. Turning 30 didn't phase me, but something about 34 and being close to my mid 30's is killing me. 


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