Sunday, March 28, 2010
This week I reached a milestone in my weight loss journey, I have officially lost 40 pounds! It is amazing to me that in a little over four months I've been able to make such an incredible transformation. I can now fit a size 8 women's and size 9 juniors, I know the last time I was able to do that was a decade ago! Although I haven't reached my overall goal yet I still think it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work that I've done so far. I mentioned the importance of rewards in my top 5 weight loss tips last week and I followed my own advice. I took a step back from blogging and read 5 books this week. I've always been a voracious reader but I haven't been making the time to read so this week I treated myself.
In addition to purchasing and reading books, I also decided to pamper myself. In the past I've spoken about how important I think it is to maintain eyebrows. Having well groomed brows opens up your face and gives you a put together look, even if you are not a person that wears make-up. I really like having my eyebrows threaded and primarily have it done by East Indian women. My favorite spot is in New York but since I only visit occasionally, I've needed to find a brow place here in Atlanta. For the longest time I've wanted to try Saylah's Threading and Day Spa because I've heard great things about it. This week I decided to treat myself and have my brows threaded.
I was greeted by Shahmaz and she walked me back to a very earth toned room with a comfy chair. Looks welcoming right?
I reclined in the chair while Shahmaz worked her magic with a piece of thread that pulled my stray eyebrow hairs out one by one.
Well,here is a little secret that I must share with you - beauty hurts! I am used to having my brows threaded but have to be honest and tell you that there is some pain involved but the results are amazing. My brows look great and a few tears are a small price to pay for beauty. At this point I don't cry when my brows are threaded but a tear will leak from the corner of my eye when my lip is threaded. Yes, my lip, I have a little peach fuzz that I need to get rid of every few months. Some people bleach it, I just thread it!
I am so happy that I was able to visit Saylah and the best part about it was I received a 20% discount on my services saving me $5 dollars! And not only that but I have an on-going 20% discount because I used 6 of my Tropicana points to get this discount. I will be a regular visitor to Saylah spa. When I hit my next milestone - losing 50 pounds, I am using some of my Tropicana rewards points to visit Massage Envy for a 10% discount on a massage.
Remember - when you hit a milestone, reward yourself! You've worked hard and you deserve it!
Disclosure: I am a Tropicana Juicy Insider and received reward points and compensation for participating in the program.