Improving Personal Appearance

I’ve known for quite a while that my appearance has an impact on other people as well as in my own self-confidence. And I let it slide during the past 3 or 4 years. I’ve gained a lot of weight, I’ve let my teeth go uncared for, my skin does not look nice and clean.

From now on I promise myself I will take excellent care of my body.

Here are the steps I will start taking in order to get my body back in shape and my confidence back as well:

  • Teeth
    I’ve actually started my treatment last week. To fix everything I need to fix will cost me almost $13,000.00 – and that’s only the part I will have to pay for, as my insurance covers around 60% of the total – lots of work to be done! But it is worth it. I don’t really recall the last time I felt confident enough to smile a big smile, without being self-conscious about my front teeth being in a different color from the rest of my teeth, or that I am missing two teeth in the back of my mouth.
  • Body
    I need to lose between 10 and 15 pounds. My weight is basically located around my waist. I have a nice belly, which I intend on getting rid of. For this to happen I need to go back to the gym and make it part of my regular schedule. I know the idea of going to the gym is almost physically painful, but I have to picture myself feeling good about myself again. And going to the gym is the only way to accomplish that.
  • Skin
    Mostly I need to keep my face clean. I have lots of very tiny black heads, and sometimes I get so much grease on my skin that I have those hideous pimps full of fat. The idea is to use a deep cleanser and maintain a regular washing schedule (in the morning during shower and at night before I go to bed).
  • Nails
    I do not bite my nails, but I don’t take good care of them, either. My solution? Have a manicure and pedicure once a month. It is not so expensive, if done on a monthly basis.

And that’s it for now. I don’t think I need to do anything else besides these points, which should improve my overall looks tremendaly!

Wish me good luck. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Week of 08/04/08 – 08/10/08

  • Go to the gym (at least 3 times)
  • Call dentist and schedule an appointment
  • Do something fun after work this week (at least once)
  • Keep on looking for a higher paying job
  • Check what tests I will need to take to be accepted at BMCC
  • Tag/move PCF photos
  • Work on my job description
  • Study for wine course (maybe go to a local Starbuck so I can focus)
  • Work on my wine blog
  • List items on eBay