In the past few months, I have blogged about some changes in my life which some of you requested updates on how things are going.  Let’s begin with my closet re-organization.  I wrote that I had re-organized my closet and hung my clothing into famiies…that’s right, brand families.  The majority of my clothing come from the same brands and I realized I was always searching through the clothing looking for that Chico’s red top…or the JJill blue topper…or the Soft Surroundings green kimono. Knowing that, I took everything out…took a few things to consignment and a few things to Goodwill…then put it back in the closet according to brand families where they all hang together.  Like this:

Chicos

Eileen FIsher

Talbots

JJill

Soft Surroundings

Extras…organized into pants, tops and jackets

It has worked beautifully for me!! So much easier and time saving.  I love this and wish I had thought of it earlier.  My biggest challenge has been to make sure I put the garment back with its family at the end of a long day.  A couple of times when I was tired it ended up in the wrong place.  By the way, I put away my cold weather clothing.  Only spring, summer and early fall are hanging in the families!  Yes, I recommend it.

I wrote about my new FITBIT right after Christmas since it was a gift from my husband.  I had resisted wearing one for a long time with the excuse that I did not need a mother on my wrist nagging me with behavior changes.  OK…I admit…I was wrong.  I did (and do) need the nagging!!  Especially being a career writer who sits at a computer most of the day.  It does help to be reminded to get up and MOVE.  With my new job, there are many ways for me to move around…the environment is condusive for it.  Now, when I am jabbed to get moving…I take a few minutes and do it.  At my new job, there are many more 10,000+ step days.  I began a strict diet two weeks ago (more on that later) and the FitBit is playing a predominant role in my success to date.  I do believe it will lead to a major lifestyle change for me.  It is not my accessory of choice…but I need it to make sure I do not sit all day and evening.

Now that some time has passed, I was asked what I thought about my hair color.  At first, I missed my dark hair so much and was kind of down about it.  But, with the passing of each day, I have grown to love the lighter color (especially the highlights) and they do what I wanted them to…when my gray begins to show itself each month it is softer now and not as obvious.  So I really like it and hope I can continue with the highlights for awhile.  But, as you can see in this picture, I am still in a battle with the FRIZZ enemy.  Warmer weather in South Texas means increased humidity. So, I decided to do something about it and had an intensive GK Treatment, only available at salons.  I went from the top picture to the bottom one…..

It lasts up to four months and makes my morning routine much easier…and with less products.  I needed to “tame the beast” in a simpler way in order to get out of the house sooner and off to work.  It also is better when I work out in the mornings and get a good dose of “sweat head.”  I also began to use the GK Shampoo and Conditioner which are great products for color treated hair.  Just click on the LINK, GK SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER HERE.  The salon treatment was pricey, but worth it to me when frizz has always been a part of my life!  If you are in San Antonio and would like to visit my salon and get a special deal, then email me your mailing address and I will send you a coupon!  over50feeling40@gmail.com!

There are some closet and fitbit links in the slide show below, but if you have any questions about any of my updates, please ask…I hope to keep you informed and inspired for this amazing over 50 life we have!  Now, for all of you…………………………….

KEEP SMILING!!

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