Poikiloderma of Civatte

Well, bugger. I'm pretty sure I've figured out what is going on with the skin on my neck and chest, and it isn't simple aging. Well yes, it is aging, but something else added on.

I grew up in the desert southwest, and sometimes used sunscreen. I didn't diligently start using sunscreen until I was in my late teens, although I wasn't an avid sunbather. I have strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, so a deep golden tan just wasn't in the cards for me. But I did get my share of sunburns.

When I did start to regularly use sunscreen, I focused on my face. I really didn't pay any attention to my neck or chest. Weeeell, now I'm seeing the consequences.

My oldest son had a lacrosse tournament yesterday in Santa Cruz. It was a beautiful sunny day in a gorgeous beach town, about 80 degrees with a nice ocean breeze. I was prepared...lots of sunscreen and a very wide brimmed straw sun hat, long sleeves. When we got home around 10pm last night, I took a sho…

Progress So Far...

So this is my first check-in. The scale told me this morning that I am now 207 pounds. I've lost 5 pounds since I started this blog at the beginning of January. I'm not going to bother posting a selfie, since 5 pounds on my 5'10" frame isn't really noticeable in photos.

As my last post proclaimed, this month has been fits and starts. If I had been firmly sticking to Atkins as planned, I know I would have lost more. But hey, 5 pounds is 5 pounds! And I'm actively working to change those thought patterns that have always seemed to sabotage me.


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