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merillupin in Victoria is doing 37 things including…

get rid of my acne

4 cheers


merillupin has written 5 entries about this goal

On hold

This goal has been put on hold for a bit. But I’m still working on it. Gradually.

Maybe if I had a mind

Put on medication last night. See no difference in morning. Shall have to wait longer.

Is it my pessimism?

I used my medication again last night, but pessimistically, I see no difference. I don’t know if this is because:

a) the medication can’t penetrate the thick layer of grease on my face (okay, that’s a lie. sorry for grossing y’all out)
b) the medication doesn’t actually work. it’s a huge conspiracy. (that’s the obvious one)
c) I have to wait a bit longer to see any results (that’s what I’m afraid of)
d) it’s all about the mindpower. Since I don’t think it’ll work, it’s not working. If I thought it was working, then it would. ( – bummed out – )
e) it’s all about my diet. Because I eat a good deal of yummy food that’s not particularly good for you. (well, not that much… :P) And this doesn’t help my skin.
f) none of this really exists. So it doesn’t matter if I have acne or not, because the truth is, I don’t. Because I don’t exist either. And neither do any of you. My medication doesn’t exist. The mirror doesn’t exist. Nothing. So HAH.


I actually used my medication last night. Maybe it’ll actually help if I keep using it. :P


I’ve had acne for a few years now. I don’t really use my medication though, because I’m really lazy, so I suppose it’s my fault I still have it. But in my defense, I find that the medication doesn’t work anyway. Maybe that’s just me though.

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