Wow...I did it! I set a goal this week...NOT ONE STINKIN' JELLY BEAN WILL PASS MY LIPS THIS WEEK! And I did it! The first 2 days were really hard. I had to move the bowl to dust the table. The dust from the quakes, etc gets over everything and we have to dust everyday! It's crazy! But I just kept telling myself I could do it! I told the other people in the clinic my goal too...which always helps me stick to things...but I didn't even think of sneaking one when they were away! LOL
I started on new vitamins and supplements this week too and so far I have lost over 4 lbs...I can tell my body feels really differently with these additions. So another happy thing for me that's working in my favour.
And finally...today, I got my very first Botox treatment! I now work full time at a Cosmetic and beauty clinic and see weight loss clients at night. Since the quakes keep hitting us, people are finding it REALLY REALLY hard to stay on track. But I love my job and the whole reason I wanted to work there was I believe in what they do. I am 39 but most people think I am 28-30 years old. Botox isn't always to make people look freaky! LOL It's a preventative measure as well - it prevent wrinkles too!
No! Were not touching my eyes or lips. Happy with them. Just the big vertical line in-between my eyebrows and some forehead that will allow my eyes to raise a smidge since they have fallen like 7 years ago! Been bugging me!!! As a makeup artist you notice these things when you look forward to doing your makeup every morning and realize you can't do them the same way!
It Wasn't scary! Hurt a little but it's not permanent! Trying to do prevention of more wrinkles! He said I had great skin and like no wrinkles which is awesome at almost 40 years old!!!! :) Have a wee bit of a headache still...but nothing serious.
Basically wrinkles are caused when you eat salt and sugar and alcohol and don't use good skin care from your teens and smoke and stress etc. Salt n sugar make your skin puff up and down and after awhile... It creates a wrinkle. Like tugging on your eyes etc. What you do to yourself and your skin in your 20' will reflect in your 30's n 40's! So invest and take time to take care of it now so you don't look like an old dried up haggard woman that only wears sunscreen! (that's very kiwi...it's not a priority and you can usually tell. I do know some kiwi women that do "get it" though! Love them!)
You would be surprised who gets work done where I work!!! Lots of people I know! Didn't know until I started working there!!! Most people try and hide it! I'm taking the Dolly Parton approach and telling people! It's not forever like a tattoo yet people accept them more! That's messed up. Or birth... That thing doesn't go away for years and can embarass and age the hell outta ya!
Side note...I think Dolly Parton or Joan Rivers is my real mother. :)
I get my treatments for free! :) Today would have cost me about $700 if I were a typical client. One of the things in my interview was "Do you believe in what we do?"...I responded "HELL YEA! We fight ugly and aging like the plague!" Most people already find it hard to believe I'm almost 40. I have a plastic surgeon's list for my entire body but the clinic where I work, doesn't do surgery! Have to make that my next career move! LMAO! I never work anywhere that I don't benefit from!! Plus it's great advertisement for Dr. Frost...so he HAS TO do a great job! A lot of women in Christchurch get "tweeked" and pay cash so NOBODY will know. It's funny and awesome! Christchurch is VERY small so now I have leverage. Insert evil laugh!
Anyway...off to bed. Sleep In Saturday tomorrow! YEA!!!!!
Well...with a big gulp I take my weight tracker and move it back a bit. That didn't feel good at all. I have been struggling lots lately. Not sure what's going on, but I don't like it. The earthquakes last week and this week have been giving me migraines and it's like someone waves a magic wand and I am sleepy...like REALLY sleepy. It's bizarre! But thanks to the Ash clouds over our country due to Chili's volcano issues, and the dust all over Christchurch due to the dust from the continual quaking my allergy to dust is off the charts...making me even more tired!!!! I have always been someone who needs and usually gets 8-10 hours of sleep a night...and even though I seem to sleep through a lot of aftershocks, I think I'm not sleeping soundly. So short story is TIRED PATTY = CRAVINGS FOR SWEETS! I never crave sweets...salt yes...but not sweets.
So..I have done the pissed off and angry and sad loop of feelings when hopping on the scale, but I also did my "Patty Attitude Adjustment" time too and made some new goal posters. I have got some new vitamins and supplements. I have made a plan. And I will also be patient with myself like I suggest to others. Mother Nature has not been kind the last 10 months and everyone...EVERYONE...is trying to cope and not O.D. on Chocolate, Wine, and fish n chips....LOL My clients usually struggle. Now I am...so all I can do is be honest and do the best I can.
So if this was really whiney...Just frustrated and also looking forward to moving my weight tracker forward again! :)
Good night! I am headed to bed tonight at 8 PM...with codeine due to my back pain (forgot to mention that)....and sleep well...mother nature permitting :) We had 14 quakes last night just to give you an idea! LOL
Who knew Jelly Beans could be addicting!? Yes, I know...Sugar...but I am really not a sugar addict...salt yes...sugar no. So when I started working at this place, they have these little jelly beans on the table in the waiting area for patients and my god...it's ridiculous. It's like I can't walk past the tables without taking 5! Maybe I am part Easter bunny! Who knows. I have tried to break the cycle today by drinking green tea everytime I want some...but the tea takes time to cool...LOL GRRRRRRR. Maybe I need to eat bags and bags of them so I get physically ill and never want to see them again! OR MAYBE...I should get a grip and realize they aren't worth the drama! LOL
Thank god I have had about 5 servings of Veggies and a fruit serving already and it's only 3 oclock and I have my water almost done too!! :) Screw the Jelly beans...wait...they're beans...That's a vegetable isn't it?
Okay...so I was doing great...then we had an earthquake. Then I ended up having my appendix out. Then it took me forever to get back on track. Due to all the quakes, my business went downhill a bit and I had to look for a full time job. I found the perfect one! I am an office manager for Face Value in Christchurch. We do beauty treatments as well as Medical cosmedic treaments like Botox and fillers...no suregery...and I get free treatments! BONUS! It is located in Ferrymead..close to where the major quakes have been. I am seeing weight loss clients at night after work still. :) And now...I am back and doing fab...and today we got hit with some MAJOR quakes!!! Like I actually fell over at work and got a boo boo on my wrist and ankle and my back is a bit sore today...but it's all fine. Our home is fine and again, we were very lucky :) My man is shaken up...he doesn't handle these well at all. So much for my big strong man! LOL
But the grocery stores are closed businesses are closed, but I am thankful I planned my entire week over the weekend so I have pretty much everything I need for the next couple days! I had clients text me today saying they wanted junk food...everyone does after a quake but I am gonna do my damnest to stay on track. It can be done darn it all!!!
So..not sure if I work tomorrow or not. We'll wait and see. I think buildings have to be assessed before we can go in. I had to get out of the parking lot because it was flooding with liquifaction. Bubbling up through new and old cracks! Traffic lights, power, etc all out which made traffic annoying on the way home...but again...all is fine and I don't really mind the excitement of it all. I don't get traumatised like a lot of people.
So...onwards and upwards and moving closer to my goal. Life may through me down side streets but I will always find my way back to the highway! :)
Have a great week!
Since my surgery, it's been so hard to get back on the working out everyday wheel again. I tried now several times and it's frustrating. I have lowered my calories to reflect no exercise so I stay within my boundaries and I hate that! LOL
Since the earthquake my business has suffered and now I have gotten a great job offer and start working full time Monday...plus seeing my weight loss clients on the side...plus writing a book and in works with people in the states to get it out and developed....LOL Ummm...I have to be honest...sometimes big dreamers get a little overwhelmed when EVERYTHING they have in their brain starts coming to fruition. I am just trying to breathe and be grateful for all these opportunities. :) It's so exciting and scary at the same time.
The book/invention I am working on is health and weight loss related and I am looking for your favourite healthy - clean breakfast, lunch, dinners and snack recipes/choices with calories..etc. SOOOOO THIS IS A LOT OF MOTIVATION to get the rest of the pounds off so when I am holding my product it is with PURE confidence and success in my one right and not just "on the way". Very cool!
I have also realized that even little sour jelly candy can make my tummy feel not so great....so I have learned to actually miss healthy food. It makes me feel great and proud!