Friday, December 12, 2008

Starting a new cycle of change...


So, if you look at my profile pic, you can see what I looked like when I got up this morning, and the picture above is what I look like now... Obviously, I've had my hair lightened. Organised for Dave to wander around the local shopping mall with Bryn and Ari (sleeping in the pram - I made sure he was well and truly fed before my appointment)... Took two hours and I'm really happy with it...

Not so happy with my wandering left eye though, and geez Louise my teeth look bad - but I can't do much about those things, so I have to focus on the changes I can make to make myself feel a little less like someone's matronly aunt and a little more like the young 37 year old mum I'll be in 48 hours time...

So, have played with my hair, and my next goal is to lose the excess weight - so keep an eye out in my link for my weightloss blog's reappearance in the next couple of weeks! Back in 2006, I embarked on a personal health plan that I dubbed "50 weeks of fabulous"... Beginning on January 1st, I aimed to make small changes in my life every day and week for the 50 weeks leading up to my 35th birthday. I went from 101.1kg down to 69.8kg in that time, it was indeed fabulous... Then 2007 I worked towards conceiving Ari, I did put on some weight during that year, then this year I gestated with Ari, and put on a bit more weight, and so next year I'm going to lose all that weight again...

I'm looking forward to it!

4 comments:

Juniper said...

Oooh, very exciting! You have a great track record for commitment to stuff like this - I am jealous of your perseverance! I would love to join you for some walks this coming year - pushing the pram or carrying a baby should increase the intensity somewhat huh!

BTW, your hair looks FAB! Love it! I also love the attitude of "change what you can, don't stress too much about what you can't". This is a great motto in life!

katef said...

Love the new hair!
And go you!
You were so inspiring to me when you dropped all that weight so quickly (well it seemed quick to me) and I am so in need of some inspiration in this area right now... maybe I should challenge myself to keep up with you!?!?

Stitch Sista said...

I think you look fabulous!!

TBH I hate the way teeth are going these days...all straight and perfect and everyone with the same smile. Did you know that a gap between the teeth is considered beautiful in the Egyptian culture? This is what my old boss told me anyway (as someone else with a gap...albeit partially closed by an overzealous Canadian dentist GRR).

I want to lose weight too...my first task is to lose the scales though and stop thinking about it. I find when I obsess on it I can't shift a single pound.

Happy Birthday for 48 hours time!

Amanda O. said...

Ohhh, love the lighter colour! Works very well with your skin tone and looks "summery"! (Albeit this weather isn't cooperating much atm...)

Also have to agree that people are too quick to change their quirks. My teeth aren't gapped but are crooked and have staining from when I was very little and ill. I was always harassed by my mother to "get them fixed" and while I don't love them, I don't want to do any of the cosmetic surgery/straightening/enamels etc to change them either if that makes sense. Have a feeling I may be joining you in a 50 weeks of fabulous type thing after this bubs is born... get back to a healthy/energetic feeling again!

Teenagers and the failing parent...