Three weeks ago or so, a Sparkfriend asked me to post pictures when I got my last bling for hitting my weight loss target. So when I passed 210 lbs, I got the following:
I got this one to remind me of how awesome and cool and I am. If you're not reminding yourself daily of your own awesomeness, then you really need to start, ASAP. I cannot stress enough how critical it is to treat one's self kindly everyday. When I started accepting myself and appreciating myself regardless of where I was in my weight loss journey, thats when I began to really see change. It truly does begin from within, I think.
This t-shirt represents the personal journey I've taken with my hair and learning to embrace it in its naturally curly state. It's from the website www.naturalgirlsrock.com
whose mission statement says:
"What makes us unique is that we have an absolute genuine interest in women feeling proud to rock their natural hair in its natural God-given state; to never feel ashamed, embarrassed, or less attractive than anyone else because of the texture of your hair. It doesn't matter how long, short, thick, thin, kinky, curly, or coiley you hair is, its' what God gave you.....so, ROCK IT!"
My natural hair journey has paralleled that of my weight loss journey and has not been without its own pitfalls, ups and downs. I have finally gotten to a place where I can accept my curls regardless of whether I'm having a good hair day or my curly tresses have decided to do their own thing. But they're mine and I have learned to embrace them, even at their most unruly.
So now I'm 6lbs from hitting the 200lb-mark and it will soon be time for another piece bling so I thought I would preview it here for my Sparkfriends, cuz believe me I'm--NOT going back:
Well, I think that's pretty much it for now. Hope you are all having a Sparktastic day!