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CHUB RUB BEWARE!!!! July 7, 2012

Filed under: Important Sh*t — reborn2shine @ 7:04 pm

Okay!!  So this is going to be a TMI post and I apologize in advance. Seriously……read it, don’t read it, it’s entirely up to you, but I feel compelled to share this with the people of the world.  So here goes…….

 

Even before I was overweight I always had big boobs and with the girls comes many trials and tribulations.  The worst of these is a condition which a lot of us affectionately refer to as “Chub Rub”  aka heat rash.  This is when skin touches skin and through heat and moisture it creates a rash that can be both annonying & painful.  This usually occurs under the boobs, in between the thighs, or underneath little “fluff rolls” ( I hate the word fat….can you tell?).  The most common time  for this to happen is during the summer when it is hot & humid.  The place  I always get this is under “my girls”.  If you have read any of my posts in the last few days you will know that the a/c has been out at my office and since we have a loft style metal roof the place is like a cooker by 3 in the afternoon topping out at 95 degrees last friday.  Well, this has created the worst case of the rub that I have ever had.  As far as treatment goes I had never really done any research.  I have been using diaper rash medication as I thought that was the only option.  But as any of you who have babies (which I don’t) know…this is a messy solution that really isn’t a solution.  It is white and can bleed through material, it gets everywhere, and heaven help you if you don’t get it off your hands and then accidently touch your eyes……OUCH!!!!!  Anywho….this time even the baby shit wasn’t working.  I tried a different brand, I tried three different kinds of powder, I tried cornstarch…..I mean I literally tried everything, but even with washing the area every hour and letting it air dry it was only getting worse and starting to really hurt BAD!!!  Then I was doing some research and came accross a product ” Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel Powder”.  I have never heard of this before and am always skeptical of things I read about online.  But several forums were talking about it so I thought….why not.  I drove up to the local CVS before I went home from work and found a tube….$8 dollars!!!  This crap better work!!!  It isn’t that large of a tube and I was starting to get concerned.  But, again, what did I have to lose except $8 bucks and some time.  I immediately went home and crawled into a luke warm shower, making sure to gently wash the areas very well to get all the baby junk off.  Once that was done I used a blow dryer on the cold setting to get the area good and dry…..air drying is probably best, but I didn’t have the patience.  Once the area was good and dry i opened the tube.  At first I freaked out because what came out did NOT look like gel….it looked like water and I thought there is no way that this is right.  Then I realized that it was just like a squeeze thing of mustard that always has that water look at first if you don’t shake it up well.  So, I closed the tube and shook it……BINGO!!  I squeezed out a dime size because the forums all said that a little goes a long ways and began to apply…..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh instant relief.  There was some residual itchiness, but the difference was night & day.  The feeling is totally weird too.  It feels like gel going on but when it drys it feels like silk powder.   So, this was last night….I get up this morning and go to check my inflamed, raw skin and what do I find……..HEAVEN!!!!   The wounds have shrunk by half and the redness has also gone down by half…..in ONE NIGHT!!!….I couldn’t believe it…I still can’t.  This is my new favorite product and the tube should probably last a full month during the summer with everyday use.  I can’t believe that I finally found a answer to one of the MOST embarrassing parts of being a “big girl” or a “big guy” (cause ya’ll can use it too).  I will never be the same again.  I think the best part is that I have never wanted to be intimate with a man, especially in the summer, because of this problem.  I mean, how do you explain away the 2 cups of diaper rash cream under your boobs and between your thighs…GROSS!!!  But with this….all I feel is soft, ultra smooth skin….it literally feels like silk…I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!  And even after my weight loss I will still want to have big boobs, because I love the way they make me feel, so this product will be with me for life.  BLESS YOU MONISTAT!!

 

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As if those benefits weren’t enough.  It can also be used as a makeup primer.  I sh*t you not!!

 

Toodles :o)

 

 BTW….Did i mention I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!

 

7/7/12….Broccoli has become my enemy

Filed under: Daily Check In — reborn2shine @ 5:44 pm

Today is a low carb day so, I am filling my meals with tons of fresh veggies that I love.  I have always loved broccoli, one of my favorites.  But I had some raw fresh, cleaned broccoli today and developed the worst case of gas you could ever imagine.  OMG Tums to the rescue.  I never wanted to be one of those women in the “beano” commercials, but it looks like I am not going to have a choice.  I was in the bed for two hours with a bloated gassy stomach…..bleh!!!  Lesson Learned!

 

Went to the park with the puppies this morning and the local organic healthy pet store was having a flea & tick awareness day, so we scored some really cool crap, including a month of Advantix for each…that was kinda cool.  Sweated my butt off and then came home and have been working on work stuff ever since.  I have a chicken breast marinating which I am going to pan sear and serve over salad for dinner tonight……I CAN’T WAIT TILL TOMORROW & I CAN HAVE A POTATO!!!!!  :0)

 

 

Toodles