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Day 59: Top 10 Before and After - Number 2

Number 2 is all about the skin. Raw was really good for me. I noticed a big change in the texture and color of my skin over these past few weeks. Like I have said before, I have always had nice skin.  I never was an acne victim, even when I was a teen.  It is good genetics.  That said, please check out this in pictures - starting with my 30th birthday last March (with my brother and sister):
Red faced from too much tequila. Then that summer, with my world citizen friend:
Clear, but I wish I had close-ups. I had tight pores, so tiny white heads that never went away. Here is my and my sister in September:
Then New Years with the hubby, in Gerogia:
Then us 4wheeling in the Poconos this past February:

Now for the fasting images:
Even without any makeup, I am happy with the changes. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

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We have too much stuff.


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