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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (329,648)
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2/3/17 5:35 P

I didn't find it frustrating at all, but rather exciting. My 'makeover' came about very slowly, but I was happy with that, and didn't want it any other way. I do not have 'the perfect body' by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a vast improvement on what was.

For me, just getting my hair cut (about once a year if that) is enough to lift me and put more emphasis on positives rather than negatives. To me, that is was a makeover is more about - emphasizing your positives which helps loads with self-esteem. We can ALL do that and at no extra cost!


Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 2/3/2017 (17:35)
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2/1/17 8:45 A

It's certainly frustrating when things don't move as fast as you want them to. I get discouraged sometimes. Realistically, I'll probably only ever get down to a size 6-8, and that's okay with me.

It's also quite fun, really, when I set little goals for the month and discover new and interesting recipes. Feeling so much better inside helps lift both my depression and my energy, and even though I'm not physically where I want to be, I feel like I already look better because I'm on the journey!

Getting healthy and fit is helping my self-esteem, so I view myself in a better light. And I'm learning to change my mindset and make healthier decisions. So I guess I'm having a mental makeover as well as a physical one! ;)

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,989
1/29/17 7:13 P

It can be frustrating. When you feel like the scale isn't moving in the right direction. I know that I had a small meltdown last week.

Although I also hang in there. My main goal is to prevent the diseases my parents are suffering from. A side benefit would be looking great in a bathroom mirror selfie.

SHERYLDS Posts: 18,169
1/29/17 4:31 P

the one thing I found frustrating was the time it took...
Other than that, it is fun
But I had milestone expectations that were always realistic.
I never expected to look perfect...
I was happy looking better, feeling better, and turning my lifestyle around.
I will always be a work in progress.

I focus on the empowers me to keep moving forward

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 1/29/2017 (16:32)
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1/29/17 3:01 P

When I decided I wanted to lose weight, I didn't consider it part of a makeover for myself. I wanted to lose weight because I wanted to be fit, not be a size 0-2 with a 27 inch waist.

Now, having lost the weight and kept it off, would I get a makeover ? I keep thinking one day, I might save my money to get a tummy tuck. I went from a tight size 18 down to a size 6-8-10-12. LOL. so, I do have some excess skin that keeps me in a single piece bathing suit instead of a bikini.

However, I don't consider myself a failure because I may not be a size 0 or 2. it's just not in my genetics. Instead, I'm thrilled that I achieved my primary goal of weight loss and that was to be fit !!

When I'm over 60, I'll think about a tummy tuck.

1/29/17 1:43 P

The only "makeovers" I've ever done are to:
a) get healthier /weight loss (control pre-diabetes, Blood Pressure, arthritis)
b) exercise more intensely so I could accomplish a 33 mile backpack!

Still in process on the "get healthier" part as I get new and better goals! And no, it hasn't been frustrating...just slow...and Very Rewarding!!

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 1/29/2017 (13:44)
SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 29,480
1/29/17 12:47 P

no, it needed to be done.

LACOYTA Posts: 679
1/29/17 12:16 P

We all know how my makeover experience is going (slow and not many results at that) What was your experience with your makeover and what were you trying to change?

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