WAAAY back when I began this weight loss journey, I set up some fantastic rewards for myself that I would collect along the way. In retrospect, I should have set smaller intervals for my prizes like my girl Hilary over at The Big Weight who earns a prize every five pounds!
Just the same, I set up my rewards at 30 lbs, 40 lbs, ONEderland, 75 lbs, and goal (91 lbs). I hit the 75-pound mark a while back, and now I’ve finally made time to do my teeth whitening treatment.
I scheduled my whitening on the same day I had a cleaning scheduled. I was told that it would be an hour for the whitening, and that I might have some pain and sensitivity during the procedure. Now, if you know me… you know I’m a pain-o-phobe. So, I was a little freaked out.
I also don’t have very stained teeth. I only drink coffee when I want to… and when I’m craving a Salted Caramel Mocha and I don’t drink much soda. Here’s my before pic.
The guy who did the treatment said I only had one level to get to the whitest sample tooth they had. I’ve seen SUPER white teeth on some of my friends though… I think he may have been holding back.
So, thankfully, I didn’t have any pain or sensitivity during the treatment – – YAY! What I did have is BOREDOM. It’s super boring. You just sit there for two 20-minute sessions while your teeth magically whiten themselves after a delicious bleach is applied to your teeth. The guy who did the treatment turned on a movie, but warned me not to move my mouth or talk.
Trying to ignore the movie so I wouldn’t laugh, I decided to play with my phone and used my iPhone to take this gorgeous pic….
About an hour later, I walked out of the office with brighter, whiter teeth! Happy it was over, I took those same teeth to the gym to do a little workout post-dentist. I was SURE that someone was going to stop me on the elliptical to comment on my whiteness, but alas… they didn’t.
I’m just a few more pounds from my final prize…. and I’m shopping for a new piece of jewelry. I tried on the Alex Sepkus ring I’ve been lusting after for years… and I’m not nuts about it. Thinking something sparkly from Tiffany’s might be a good idea. Any ideas, folks? I want something that can be a keepsake… and I was thinking a right-hand ring because you have to STAY at your weight in order for it to fit. Let me know what you think. I need something SPECIAL!