Monday, February 11, 2013
After a hellish week of being sick, taking care of a sick kid and dealing with measurable snow fall, I was ready to be pampered just a little bit over the weekend.
Saturday, I went to my hair stylist for some fresh color and a cut. I love the new do and the conversation. She is overweight as well and has been since she was 10 (about the same age I started becoming overweight). She is doing weight watchers and I'm doing low carb. We talked about how many diets we have both been on for what...well... is a lifetime. She said, "You know... I just want to be skinny... just once." I said, "I just want to be healthy." It's not that I'm unhealthy...yet. I don't have diabetes, or high blood pressure or high cholesterol... but I know it's coming and I hate that feeling. That feeling of inevitability that I will one day be a diabetic and that I did it to myself. I told her that this time, I will make it work because I feel like it will. I told her that I don't feel like I'm on a "diet" this time. I feel like I have made a life choice. I can't eat sugar and bad carbs and expect my body to be different. I have to make healthy choices for a healthy body. It will take me a while to get where I need to be, but every healthy choice I make is a victory. The scale isn't budging much for me lately, but it will. Every healthy choice I make will eventually show up on that darn scale.... eventually.
Wishing all my sparklers a lifetime of healthy choices!!!!