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21 August 2010 @ 07:47 pm
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My brother is officially back home! He actually arrived a few days ago, but things have been pretty hectic. We spent a good part of thursday emptying out the small moving van he drove here in, and that was quite the job. He carried in all of the real heavy stuff, and I tried to bring in the lighter things. We stored the majority of it in our basement, which was a miracle, considering there is not much room to manover down there. ^^ The only negative about this whole thing is that he's already looking at apartments, so he can move out, before he starts his new job. :(

I've been really working with my hair since I got that treatment done, but I still can't seem to get it to turn out as good as when my hairdresser does it. *cries* I am extremely self-conscious about it and I feel like a failure. I've made another appointment for a cut/blow dry, and hopefully she can help me with the difficulty I'm having. I hate that I get so down on myself for everything. I wish I had more self-confidence. It's the same with my weight issues. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to lose much anymore. I've even tried to add a few things into the exercise mix, but it hasn't done much good. I know people can plateau now and again, and I really hope that's what this is. I wanted to look so much better than I will for the Chicago con. D:

I'd like to wish my friend miss_nightowl a very Happy Birthday today. I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by your friends & loved ones! *hugs*

Happy Birthday to You
trinaarontrinaaron on August 22nd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
The fact that you have an exercise routine means you are miles ahead of me (and many others) in the being healthy department. My longest "routine" lasted about 3 days. I wish I had something great and witty to say to make you feel better about yourself, but just remember you aren't alone in these feelings. I am right with you in the self-confidence department.
Kristin: J² » On-Setkristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Aww, hon, believe me, I know how you feel! *hugs*
Watson: Sam Winchester: Looking Upwunderstruck on August 22nd, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
Glad your brother made it back home! That is great to hear! =D
Ahh I totally know what you mean! When I get my hair done it looks so good, then when I attempt it never looks as good, so you are not alone. Just make sure to ask questions on how to get the look you want.

Try and look at what you have accomplished, you have lost a good bit of weight. And that is something to feel really good about, and to be proud of.
Try and keep your head up lovely, because you are awesome! *hugs*
Kristin: Spn (3x04) » “Bad Day”kristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I can NEVER get my hair to look as good as my hairdresser does it. It's so frustrating. I'm definitely going to ask lots of questions when I see her again. ;D

I appreciate your very kind words. They mean a great deal to me. *hugs back*
light_ofmy_life on August 22nd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetie, it's so sad that you're having such thought, but I have to say, that I actually understand your weight issues, having them myself only they are opposite to yours( I'm soooooo skinny and you can see through me...that's not fun! An I can do nothing about it( Today I look much younger then 5 years ago and have problems with it( But I try to appreciate what I have 'cos you need to see smth positive in every situation, it really helps your confidence) So try to see a bright side, ok?
*sorry for telling you all this, I guess you don't need it*

And I hope you'll get your hair perfect! And lucky you to go to the Con and hug Jared))))

Have some great time with your brother and remember about bright thoughts))

Kristin: Spn (s1 Promo) » Sam ²kristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your compassionate words. I'd just like to somewhere in the middle, so I wouldn't stick out. *hides*

I hope so too. I really wanted to look decent for the con & Jared!

You are always so sweet. *HUGS BACK*
sane_psycho02: HOT Sam and Dean in suitssane_psycho02 on August 22nd, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
I'm so glad your brother is back!

I totally can relate to both the weight loss issues and your hair probs. I've been on a plateau for years. The only thing I'm glad about is the fact that I haven't gained too much of the weight I lost back. But what's so discouraging is that I keep hanging around a certain "zone" and can't seem to get out of it! So I know how you feel! The good news about you is that I'm sure your efforts to get out of your plateau will pay off, esp. since your plateau hasn't been going on all that long!

As far as your hair goes, it definitely bums me out that I can never get it to look how it did in the salon! I'm sure your beautician will have tips to help you out for home styling!
Kristin: Spn (1x03) » Sam/Deankristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you've been on a plateau for years! I hope things change for you soon too. I keep trying so hard and I just wish I'd have more to show for it. Thanks for your positive words. ♥

I'm definitely going to ask my hairdresser lots of questions when I see her!
Kros_21kros_21 on August 22nd, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
where was your brother hun? I can't remember now.

oh well, it's always like that, you never manage to do the magic hairdressers are able to do but I'm sure you look good anyway.

Don't worry about the weight. it's normal. After you lose some weight you reach a point where you can't seem to go down anymore, just keep going with the good job and you'll see long term results.

I'm leaving again this evening for the third part of my holiday hun. talk to you in a few days!

Kristin: Jared » L.A. Con '10kristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
My brother was living in Connecticut for a few years.

I wish we could all create magic on our hair without to help of a hair stylist!

Thanks for your words of encouragement, they mean so much. *HUGS BACK*

jeanniefan04 on August 22nd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your brother made it safely back home! :) Too bad he's already looking for apartments, but at least he'll be in the same state this time!

Hope your hairdresser can help you with your hair. *hugs* Hope you can regain some self confidence. Even though I exercise during the week, I haven't lost much weight it seems like. But I'm going to stick with it. :)

Hope you've had a good weekend! :)
Kristin: Spring » Purple Flowerskristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, so I am! I am glad he's back in the same state. That's something anyway.

I hope so too. I hope things turn around for you as well. You work really hard and deserve to have some positive results. *hugs*
Kellie: Jensen n Jared - teh hugkelzies on August 22nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yay for your brother being back home! Awesome. Not so much for the hard moving work that went with it ;) Aw, shame he's looking to leave already but it might take a while. Enjoy the time you have with him. And he'll still be close, right? *hugs*

Keep at it girlie, no doubt you'll get it looking fantastic for the con. You're not a failure at all! It can take a bit to get the hang of something. You WILL look great at the con *smishes*
Kristin: J² » b/wkristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
I know, I'm so happy! I hope it takes him some time to find a place. It's so nice having him living here again. He won't be that far away, but the apartments he's looking into are not in the greatest of areas, so we're worried about him!

Thanks so much for your encouraging words. I hope you're right. I really want to look nice for the con and meeting Jared. *prays*

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Kristin: Spn (1x19) » Smiley!Samkristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope he won't move out too soon.

My hairdresser works wonders on my hair, I just wish I could re-create it myself.

I'm so sorry about your Dad, hon. *HUGS* I can certainly understand that happening. I hope things turn around for you as well.

Thank you for your support. It means so much to me. :)
matapadabee on August 22nd, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight* Wish I could make you feel better about yourself. You're such a lovely person!
Kristin: Jared » 2009kristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Just your kind words help a great deal! *HUGS BACK*
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Kristin: Spn (3x08) » Sad!Samkristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
You are so fortunately to have straight hair! I've always wanted that, all of my life.
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Kristin: Jared » TCA '07kristypadalecki on August 23rd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
I guess we are never satisfied with what we have. *LOL* I would be glad to have straight hair though, so enjoy it!
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Smile 2006 photoshootjessm78 on August 22nd, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
It must be great to have your brother back! I don't blame you for feeling bad that he's already looking for an apartment. :/ But at least he's back for a while, right? :)

I know how you feel, hon. When I was in 6th grade, this lady used to layer and fluff up my bangs (back in the era of big hair, LOL). I could never recreate it perfectly when I was at home and it used to bug me. After a while I just thought eh, it's close enough. If the styling involves a complicated process, I wouldn't call you a failure at all. The hairdressers just seem to have that magic that's hard to recreate, lol. They've been at it for a while I guess, but I really hope that she can help you a little bit.

I know how you feel about the self-consciousness issue too. As for the weight loss, as long as you're still losing and not actually gaining, it's something. :) It takes a while if you have a lot to lose, and it's actually healthy to lose it more slowly. I've heard stories of people losing a lot of weight in a very short amount of time and they end up with a stroke or something like that (I think that's what happened to Luther Vandross, actually). I think you are probably just plateauing. It's just the law of diminishing returns. Here's an article that I thought was interesting (ignore the site title... it has nothing to do with that, but I thought the info was interesting):


I hope that helps a little. :) Please don't worry about how you'll look for the Chicago con. Anyone who judges you by your appearance isn't worth it. You're a lovely person and I treasure your friendship. *HUGS*
Kristin: Spn (s1 Promo) » “Sam!Girl”kristypadalecki on August 22nd, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
It is definitely nice having my brother back home! He'll be here for a least the next year, so it should be really great.

My hair was actually pretty until puberty, it's been hellish ever since! I have never been able to recreate what my hairdresser does, and it's annoying. I am definitely trying to lose weight the right way, and not too much too fast. I just get so discouragement sometimes, because I thought I'd be further along by now than I am. :( I wanted to look so much nicer for the con. Thanks for the link, I'll have to check it out.

You're right. I just such a hard time wanting to fit in and be accepted by people. I'm so grateful for your frienship too! *HUGS BACK*
♥ sam ♥: jackpleasant_valley on August 23rd, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Im finding the heat is making my hair a nightmare to style at the moment. Im sure the hairdresser will be able to give you some tips when you go to your appointment.

I completely understand where your coming from on the self-confidence issue.
Personally I think you are doing an amazing job with your weight loss, you haven't gave up and are still excercising which is particularly admirable in my eyes as I never seem to have the motivation to stick with it.
Im sure you'll look fab at the con and im 100% certain that you will have an awesome time. :)
Kristin: Spn (3x04) » Samkristypadalecki on August 23rd, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know. Whenever it's warm & humid, my hair is a nightmare to deal with! I hope so too.

Thanks so much for your kind words and support, they mean so much to me. *hugs*
Miss Ashley: [lost: juliet]imagine_peace on August 26th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
♥ I wish I had more self confidence too. And weight is a huge deal for me too. :(
Kristin: Lost » Charlie/Hurleykristypadalecki on August 26th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you are struggling with these issues too.

Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on August 27th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
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