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Drab 2 Fab - feeling better about myself

Saturday, June 11, 2011

While exploring blogs this morning, I came across a post by Lucy at Diminishing Lucy called Drab 2 Fab. The basic theme of Drab 2 Fab is about making choices to treat ourselves better -

"If we aim to treat ourselves well, to nurture ourselves, to treat ourselves kindly, we can feel fab, instead of drab."

"It's about renewal. About taking care of yourself, in whatever form that takes."

I love the idea of Drab 2 Fab and although it doesn't have to be weight related, I am pretty positive that most of my changes to myself in the quest for treating myself better will have something to do with my weight.

Sadly, I don't do my hair or make-up very often because I don't feel that I deserve to. I don't feel like I deserve to look nice because I am fat. I feel that no matter what I do or wear, I tell myself that it never looks good anyway so why bother. This is going to be the first change I make in the way that I treat myself.

I always feel a lot better about myself when I do make an effort with my hair and face so I have decided to do it more often. Every time we leave the house, whether it's to go grocery shopping, clothes shopping or just taking the kids to the park, I am going to make a conscious effort to spend some time on my appearance.

If I feel better about myself with this small change, then I am hoping it will ignite my desire to continue strongly on my restart journey and get me to goal.


  1. Hi Jane, thank you for your comment on my post. I say yes to make-up, yes to hair and a BIG no, no, NEVER to control pants ;) I reckon the better you feel about yourself the more inspired you will be to lose the weight you want to lose so it's a win/win situation. I'm looking forward to following your story.

  2. Oh, I forgot to say! Anyone that lists Room with a View as one of their favorite films is MY kind of gal!!

  3. AnonymousJune 13, 2011

    Do a little something for yourself Jane. Go on I dare you! :0)

    Ps - I joined a running programme, it starts next week.... I am a bit freaked out!

  4. I really love this. I think the more I take pride in my appearance the more I want to treat my body well--because I deserve it!
    Glad you found my story interesting, and can use some of the eating plan. I have to eat this way so I'm not hungry in between meals. PLUS I really feel there is a huge metabolic boost associated with eating so often!

  5. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    Hi Jane, thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find you!
    It made me sad to read that you don't do your hair and makeup because you feel like you don't deserve to. Of course you deserve to! Everyone should take pride in their appearance! You should love how you look.

    I think that everyone suffers from self-esteem issues, no matter how they look, and what size they are. There will always be something.

    I used to really struggle with self-esteem, especially in early high school. But I think those struggles and negative thoughts made me stronger as a person. And now I have realized and accepted that the person I can only ever be is ME, so I better love myself and be the best me I can be :)

    I do really love the idea of drab to fab though. Good luck!

    Geez, I meant to write a comment, not a novel...

  6. Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It's really awesome!


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