See this Picture?.............I hate it, not because I have been caught in the act of trying to stab Mr WD or that am pulling an extraordinarily stupid face but because...... OMG how bad do I look.
This and a few other picture taken on the same day have been a real wake up call. I have really let myself go. I have never been a preener but have always tried to look good and have been proud that usually people think I am not as old as I am. I am loving my life and I know money is short since I gave up my full time job, but really there is no excuse. I think it really hit home as I am going to be 50 very shortly. I don't mind getting older and am enjoying my life so much that it shouldn't really matter, but I am realising it does.
So I am being pro-active. Here is my plan of action.......... ( big drum roll)
1st on the list was those roots, so down to the chemist and one hair dye later, they are gone....no more white hair for me.
2nd - I joined slimming world, got straight down the local group and started the only diet that has ever worked for me. One week later I am 5 and a half pounds lighter and feeling better for it already. Weigh in is on Wednesday, so hopefully I will have shed another 1 and a half pounds and will have lost my first half a stone.
3rd - Exercise more. Since being in my studio I am not on my feet as much and I just drive there and sit and paint and drive home. So each day I am trying to do a little walk, even if its just to the local shop and back, also hopefully it will save me a bit of petrol money at the same time.
4th - I have yet to tackle, I need a blooming good hair cut. Money has been tight so I have been chopping away myself , I do sort of know what I am doing as in a past life I was a hairdresser, but its not easy to do on yourself. I need to find a good cheap hairdresser, so anyone in the weston area if you have any suggestions let me know.
5th - Clothes, I need to stop wearing granny clothes and get a bit more up to date, this will have to wait a bit, both for money and for me to loose enough weight to be able to buy a few more fashionable clothes, they don't do trendy at Evans!!
Before you say try the charity shops. I'm afraid I have a bit of an issue there. Don't get me wrong I love charity shops, I buy and donate all the time , but I can't wear second hand clothes. I have tried but I never end up putting them on, so its a complete waste. I think its a bit of a hang up from wearing hand me downs a lot as a child.
So watch this space for some improvement, by showing you, me at my worst, hopefully it will help to give me even more incentive to show you the new me before to long and I want to look and feel great for my 50th