My Botox Experience

I turned 38 this year. Though most would never guess my age, at some point over the last few years I started really noticing deep lines in my forehead. It’s one of those things that once you notice it, you can’t unsee it.

Forehead lines before Botox
Before! At my injection appointment.
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Golden Milk Latte

I’ve been wanting to make Golden Milk for some time. I finally remembered to grab Turmeric while at the store recently, so I gave it a shot today.

It was delicious! It’s filling and should prevent me from snacking so much. I think I will have it every evening, because that’s usually when I want to snack and make bad food choices. I may cut the amount of honey in half, though.

I warm up 2 cups of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. (Not too warm as I don’t want to ruin the benefits of the raw honey.) Then I add 1 tsp of Turmeric, 1/2 tsp Ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, and 2 Tbsp raw honey. I used my frother to give it all a good whip, and that’s it!

My Weight Loss

While I am proud of my progress, my before and after photo is so hard to see. But, I’m going out on a limb and sharing the photo along with my story.

July 2019

We bought a used boat in the summer of 2019. Naturally, I ordered two new swimsuits to wear on said boat. I loved the suits, which were high-waisted two-pieces. I knew that I still had a “baby belly”, though my baby was now 3 years old. On July 28, 2019, (Yes, I remember that date) I asked our son to snap a picture of my husband and me on the boat together. When I saw the series of pictures he snapped, I was devastated. I should back up and say that I had been struggling with my appearance for a while. I don’t know why I thought these swimsuits would change anything. I hated how I looked. That wasn’t me. I looked swollen and my face was so puffy my eyes didn’t look open. I am all for body positivity, but I’m also one who believes you are in control of your own happiness. I hadn’t been happy with myself for some time and it took this picture to make me realize what I needed to do.

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