Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Check In: Finally!

I had a great loss this morning. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got on the scale half asleep this morning but when I saw 269.4 I was smiling.  It is a 4 pound loss. I know that the scale should not effect my mood but it was a great surprise. It was 12 pounds off from when I went to the doctors last week and we discussed weight loss surgery.

I will be honest. My self esteem has been kind of low lately. I am not liking what I see when I look in the mirror. I have been slacking on the make up and clothes. I need to pay more attention to myself. My hair some days looks good and some days I hate it. I don’t know what to do with it. I need some new styling products I think. Anyone use anything good for fine, limp hair?

Seeing my Dad suffer at 62 has truly motivated me. I don’t want to have his amount of problems at that age. I worry about him so much. I met him at Mass General Hospital for his cardiologist appointment yesterday and it was an eye opening appointment for me.

I ate breakfast every day this week. I tracked most of the time. I exercised a few times and now have a spark in me.

I am feeling good today.


  1. Good job! It is hard to keep your eye on the finish line at times, but hang in there and stick with it. You can do it!

  2. Awesome on the 4 pounds!! I have days (more often than not) where I don't do make-up or hair either. Sorry I can't help on the fine hair .. I have thick coarse stuff to deal with... sigh! ☺

  3. Congrats on the 4 lb loss!! Keep your head up! I also have days where I don't feel like getting out of bed, let alone do my hair or makeup so I totally understand!

  4. What a great loss you had! I know I always feel better when I spend some time on myself, but I often don't take the time or I just somehow forget to try. I hope you can remember to give yourself a little extra attention! And keep up the good work.

  5. Jen, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling well. I, too, don't pay enough attention to my hair. I'm not sure I can give advice on products (although my mom, who has very fine, limp hair has had success with the Pure Abundance products by Aveda, and if you color your hair I totally recommend Pureology products), but I *will* say that a top-notch tourmaline hair dryer could make a big difference. Keep up the good work!

  6. Fine, limp hair? Me too. What I do is NOT weight it down with conventional products. I wash it every day with baking soda (2 or 3 TBLSP mixed with water to make paste), let it sit for a minute or so and rinse it out. The an apple cider vinegar rinse (same thing - 2 or 3 TBLSP to a bit of water), rub it in, let it sit a minute and then rinse out. The vinegar smell goes away when your hair dries. While your hair is wet, you'll swear it's greasy and didn't get clean, but wait until it's dry. Very nice! Try it for 2 weeks.
    My hair is just below my shoulders and I haven't used shampoo in over 2 years.


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