Little help here please!
I have a friend who recently got his chest and stomach waxed. After this happened, he got a pretty major case of folliculitios, basically a swelling/infection of the follicles where the hair was removed. Any suggestions on how to combat this sort of thing so his chest/abs stop looking like raw meat?
In more interesting news, at least interesting to me, I'm now at 209.4 lbs. This is down from last years 255 and my all time high of 265. That is over 50 lbs. I'm still about 3.4 lbs away from my target goal, but weight watchers wants me to drop all the way down to 197. I guess that is "doable", but at the same time, I'm not sure I ~want~ to get that low. People are telling me I look too thin.
But then again, these are the same people who feel being 50-60 lbs overweight is perfectly acceptable... and actually looks healthy. I'm trying to not roll like that though. I spent the time I was 23 till about 30 1/2 perfectly content being overweight, lethargic and an eye sore. I'll admit, since the weight loss, I've been getting a number of extra looks and "randomly" friendly people approaching me.
Being who I am though, I really don't like randomly friendly people. There is a woman at the gym that seems to think I have an emotional bond of some sort with her. The first week I was there, she struck up a conversation about the damage to the space shuttle. Lady, I'm doing cardio... I'm trying to burn this gut off, please don't distract me.
Admittedly, I was on the cool down session portion of the bike, but still... I'm not a person who looks to make new friends. I have all the friends I need in my world right now, thank you very much.
So I took to wearing my MP3 player, hoping that people would understand "heeeeey... dudes in the zone, I guess this is his way of saying he doesn't want to talk".
So I was 3/4 of a mile into my running session, and this woman comes up and starts talking about how old Curt Shilling is. Lady, I really... really appreciate you trying to help me out and make new friends. Honestly, I do. But if you look around the gym, and you look at the people who aren't chatting, who are putting in work and getting out, they look good, right?
And look even further, see the two dudes spending the entire day flirting with hotties, spending 4 or 5 minutes between sets checking out the "meat", yeah... there is a reason they have my size frame and are benching 135.
Focus people... what are we here for?
Well, I'm on vacation starting this Wednesday. We're going to go to the Cape again. Should be fun and relaxing. I'm looking forward to a bit of down time.
How is everyone?