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When I’m Slim…

I have a checklist app on my phone, and on it I keep a list of all the things I’m going to do when I’m slim (or at least slimmer).

It’s full of things that I’d love to do but haven’t got the confidence to do at the moment.

First on the list is Go Blonde. I did start the process last week and I’m not entirely sure I like even having light brown hair.  Maybe my confidence just isn’t up to it yet.  Going from black to light brown did attract attention and questions from friends and coworkers.  I much prefer to hide at the moment.  So it’s going back on the list for another time.

Here are a selection of my other list items.

  • Bird of prey experience.  Get hands on! This I’ve got booked to do with my eldest daughter in April.
  • Ride a motorbike. I’ve always loved the idea after riding on my boyfriends when I was 15.  I keep saying I’m going to go get my license but with the amount it costs for safety gear I don’t want to buy it until I’m at the same I’m staying at.
  • Get a family portrait done. We’ve had lots of photos of the girls done, quite often a selection with a few photos of us in it as well.  But I always think my weight spoils them and do date haven’t bought a single one I’m in.  I want to be recorded in their lives, but not the way I am.  I want to be healthy and vibrant.  My girls are what keeps me going on this journey.
  • Run a 5k in under 30 minutes. Correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I’ve heard, under 30 minutes is a respectable time. I’ve been to the gym and trainers and things in the past and had some great successes.  But I’ve never been a runner.  It’s something I want to do for me, when there’s less of my to humf down the road.
  • Learn to ski. This just looks like amazing fun! I don’t meant I want to be in the olympics, or even go on ski trips, I just want to try it. But again my weight is holding me back. If I were a slim healthy 27 year old falling over during my lesson who cares.  But right now, I think I’d more resemble a turtle who’s landed on their back, rolling around madly and can’t get up.  Awkward and uncomfortable!  No chance I’ll be able to last a lesson without falling either. Where would be the fun in that?
  • Last on the list, and a biggy! This one is getting it’s own post as well. Emigrate.

Do you have anything you want to do that you’ve not got the confidence for yet?  Anything you’re almost ready to go for? Or something you finally found the confidence to do?  I’d love to hear everyone else’s experiences.


Uh oh!

I had a moment.  I’m not sure whether to call it brave, stupid or something else.

I was thinking, why do I need to lose weight to be blonde? I can be blonde now.

So did I book into the salon?

No of course not, that would have been sensible.

I bought boxes of hair dye, lightener etc.

It’s on my head right now.

I’m really starting to panic! What have I done?

Naturally I’m one shade away from black.

Wish me luck… Eek!!

At least if it goes wrong I can dye dark over the top right?!

Goal Achievement Treats and Rewards

I think it’s important to reward ourselves along our journey.  Whether that journey be weight loss, fitness, education, anything!

I’ve given myself a couple little treat goals along the way.  I have a big thing for nail art, so every half stone I lose I’m going to treat myself to new nail polish or nail art decals/stickers.

For the bigger goals, say as an extra for every whole stone lost we’re going to have an overnight trip to our favourite hotel.  A log cabin hotel in the Highlands.  it’s cheap as chips and pretty basic but absolutely amazing, and they let you bring dogs.

But my big final treat, when I hit my final target, that’s been troubling me.  I couldn’t think of anything.  Something that I would get excited about and could count down to.  Something to keep me going, working at it and not giving up. Something that wouldn’t cost an absolute fortune and make it unrealistic. (Which ruled out Disneyland!)

Today I realised what my end goal would be.  What would finish off the new me perfectly.

I’m going to go blonde!

Not mess it up at home out the box blonde, proper, head stylist professionally done fantastic bombshell blonde!

Right now I have a pretty boring haircut, it’s very dark brown and with my pale complexion I look pretty pasty and ill.  I’ve always wanted to go blonde, but my weight has held me back.  I want to hide not attract attention. But Kirsten Stewart, who has colouring quite similar to mine, has managed to pull off a pretty drastic hair colour change, so why can’t I?  I won’t be going quite as light.  More a very light brown with blonde highlights. So while I start on my weight loss and fitness journey, I’ll also be cutting back on the heat stylish and lavishing a little more attention on my locks to get them ready.

I’m going to lose the weight, get toned, confident and then get the haircut I’ve always wanted, but been too afraid to go for!

How did you treat yourself when you hit your goals, or how do you plan on rewarding yourself?


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