Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fine Lines and Fat Rolls {New Year Blues}

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New Year Blues

As the new year dawns, I'm pondering fine line lines and fat rolls.

Sounds promising, doesn't it?

At this stage in life, I'm longing for fabulous 40 but am settling for frumpy 40.


Because chocolate. (And other stuff, too.)
Well, too much chocolate at least accounts for the little fat rolls adorning my torso, but I guess there's not much I can do for the fine lines creasing my face. I live in Arizona and love the sun plus, you know, 40.

The big 4-0. #sigh# The age at which one still cares and wants to look halfway decent, but in order to so, one must exert loads of effort and break the bank.

Beginning the new year a bit blue but hoping to go from frump to fab in 2017!

Fine Lines

Hoping this Christmas gift from my hubby will help diminish my fine lines, especially the ones striping my forehead. I'm not ready to sport bangs of glory again anytime soon.

  Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream

Burt's Bees Renewal Firming night cream, work your magic while I sleep!!! (For months I've added frankincense to my moisturizer to help with wrinkles. Don't really know if it's helped, though.)

 If I do see a true difference, I'll post before and after pics. :)

Fat Rolls

Okay, so I've always been pretty skinny. (And for the record, skinny is my healthy.) Being bony is just part of my DNA. I've always been able to eat pretty much whatever, but I noticed this trend beginning to change while in my 30s.

For the past few years, I've had this 10 lb. shadow following me wherever I go. I've been able to shake it off once or twice, but it KEEPS FINDING ME!! AHHHHH.

And I ONLY gain weight from the waist up. Maybe some would say it's a blessing. I say it's the apple's curse. Grrr.
For me, it's all about what I eat. :( And I love food. Especially the snacky kind. Nothing  better than popping peanut M&Ms while I read or write or clean . . . or do anything.

Praying for an extra dose of willpower this year! (And humbly asking for forgiveness for eating more than I should.)


Fine lines may not contribute to health issues, but fat rolls do. Along with the 10 lb. shadow, I've gained a few health problems over the years. I've mostly tried to manage them myself utilizing the wonderful world wide web and the multitude of natural health products available, but it's reached a point in which I think I need some additional help.

Against my nature, I did try the doctor route last year but wasn't satisfied AT ALL. I quit that route pretty quick and once again tried to manage everything on my own. I'm thinking I need some help, so I've scheduled an appointment with a naturopath. Bye, bye Christmas money. :( Hoping it means Hello health. :)

More Motivation, Please!

It's not just the physical stuff that's making me feel frumpy, it's the inside stuff, too. At 40 I'm finding myself in a weird place. A why-try phase. A lack-of-motivation phase. A strange, what-in-the-heck-am-I-doing parenting phase. An overall yuck phase that leaves me feeling frazzled and unfocused.


Hopefully all this is just 40-year-old brain fuzz that will clear up soon. Truly, I am looking forward to this year and praying for God to give me willpower and motivation and focus to be who He's created me to be.  
  • How are you feeling as the new year dawns? What are you dreading? Looking forward to?
  • Praying for anything specific this year? Let me know in the comments, and I will pray for you!
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