Weight loss incentives for an entire self-overhaul.
Last night, after day 2 of the 30 Day Shred, I flopped down with a permanent marker and some post-its and wrote down my incentives for losing weight. I decided against treats or toys, (or dog biscuits, apparently) and decided to stick with incentives that would help to change my appearance while also changing my weight.
Hey, if I am going to be turning back the clock on my thunder thighs, I can go back to high school with other things as well!
1. 170 lbs- Dye hair purple. I have colored my hair almost every shade under the sun, except purple. My journey started with green hair in the 8th grade. My friend Rebekah dyed my hair with blue Kool-Aid, promised it would be a striking cerulean color, and might last a couple of days. Well, folks, it turned green. And it lasted for four months.
2. 160 lbs- Buy new makeup. If my hair is going to go from natural strawberry blonde to purple and whatever other color strikes my fancy in the next couple of months, I am going to have to have some wicked eyeliner and eyeshadow to go with it. Plus, hey, new makeup!
3. 150 lbs- Whiten teeth. This is a big thing for me. I don't think my teeth are BAD- in fact, I was just at a comestic dentist reshaping my front teeth and he didn't mention the color. I would, however, like for them to glow in the dark when I'm under a black light, or be able to model for a Crest commercial.
4.140 lbs- A surprise! I left this one up to my significant other.
5. 130 lbs- Re-pierce belly button. I got this done when I was fifteen and weighed about 115 lbs. I took it out when I got pregnant, and besides, no one wanted to see my belly anyhow. I'm going to get it flatter and I'm going to get something sparkly, and I don't care who sees my stretch marks, because I'm going to the beach!
6. 120 lbs- Get inked. This is probably the most important one to me, and will be crazy expensive. I have been wanting to get a watercolor tattoo for quite some time. I always wanted to get a tree on my back with two little green birds for both of my deceased grandmothers. Now that I have my daughter, I want to add a little girl in pigtails swinging under its branches.
I'm just figuring that along with being thin, I can modify myself in other ways to boost my confidence and improve my appearance. Too bad there is nothing I am going to be able to do about my weird toes, though. Unless there is some weird Japanese procedure out there I haven't found out about yet.