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A day of pampering....

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!!!!

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    You've definitely turned the corner. Once you decide to do it for the better reasons of feeling great and living longer the weight loss and improved looks are just a bonus!
    1863 days ago
    Glad you got to spend some time pampering yourself! We deserve it! I know you can do it and I know that you will!!! Keep on believing in yourself!!
    1864 days ago
    Have a happy, HEALTHY day!! Sounds like you are on the right track! Today is the first day of my South Beach Diet. Was on it once before and it was great! Good luck to you!!
    1864 days ago
    Good for you!

    Exercise in ways that you love, eat excellent foods, and you'll live a healthier life :)
    1864 days ago
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