Does anyone else remember when Oprah tossed her fat jeans aside on her show to reveal her spankin' new thin self? The audience went nuts!
I wish I could do something as dramatic as Oprah. Instead, my new self is the result of a new haircut, skin cream, and the power of a professional photographer :)
Actually, since my first post on my own struggles with getting healthy (see: Snack Girl Challenge) I have been slowly undergoing a MAKEOVER.
First, I have added a morning exercise routine (every OTHER day). And because of the boost to my metabolism and the toning of my muscles, I have gone down a size in my clothes. Which means I was forced to buy some new clothes. I absolutely hate shopping so I have been slowly acquiring my clothes through the internet.
Secondly, I decided that I needed to do something about my face. I am sure that some of you out there are hitting the ripe old age of 41 and have noticed that your face has dried out. Why? I have no idea, but it was really bothering me.
So, I went to the pharmacy and bought some anti-aging skin cream ($17 - ouch) and it worked! My skin actually is smoother after using it for a week. Go figure.
Thirdly, I decided to get a haircut. I don't mean a trim, a REAL haircut. This was sparked by the fact that I was invited to a conference with some fellow healthy food bloggers. I figured I would feel dumpy if I showed up with my blunt cut hair in a ponytail. AND, I received a 50% off coupon for a local salon ($15 for a haircut).
If you are wondering what kind of lunatic goes to a new salon, asks for her hair to be cut stylishly, and then leaves for a public event (the NEXT day) in tears because her hair is ruined - that lunatic would be me.
So, it turned out my hair wasn't ruined - I think it is super cute!
My weight in pounds still has not budged, but my husband thinks I am more beautiful than when he met me. And, he keeps telling me!
My struggle with healthy eating continues with (ironically) the fact that I get sent many food samples. Yummy and not so yummy stuff arrives every week for me to sample for Snack Girl and sometimes I lose track of my food intake.
I am trying to write down every time I eat a TREAT so my treats stay in control. I have found that food journaling just makes me obsessed about food and I actually eat MORE when I write it down versus when I just forget about it.
Somehow, without losing weight, without food journaling, and without dieting, I am getting healthier. My path is really different from how I imagined it.
Please share your thoughts, stories, and ideas about getting healthy!