Greetings humankind! It’s been an eventful week for me due to one life-altering procedure: I’ve got braces!! I know, right. You are either going “ahh what’s the colossal deal about that?”, or you’re thinking silently “eek braces! Glad I’m done with that”. Well I’ve got a lot on my mind about these teeth
chains of torture decorations -with a purpose- and seeing that her loveliness is hosting an occasion that’s remarkably hospitable to every kind of topic; I’m thinking out loud.
I’m not one to show up late for appointments, neither do I fail to meet important deadlines; yet with various life matters – I am developing a rather “fashionably late” reputation. One of the last of my species to: make a smoothie… watch Frozen.. attempt bar-making.. .get a phone upgrade… you get the picture. picture source
So it would not be hernia-inducing to be getting braces later in life than most people I know. Truth be told; each time I considered it previously (knowing full well that I needed it) I over-thought myself out of it, anxious to elude potential breeding grounds for regret. What if my parents spend this amount of money on me, only for me to be unable to stick it out? And along with that.. I simply could not justify carrying it out without dying with guilt at how selfish it seemed to me. Any other human – totally reasonable for them, but not me. Hmm, it was a long time coming I guess: a progressively drastic change of mind-set.
I believe I am worth investing into.. I deserve, as much as every single special soul out there.
That said, obviously my eating and lifestyle is evolving to accommodate the braces. In a way it’s exciting -for now that is- while proving challenging. Smoothies are becoming my bosom buddies..
specifically this one. YUM! I am using full fat milk and tossing in a big handful of spinach (my best bet in getting my greens in). Oat bran is also quite the saving grace; while I’m still doing my oatmeal bowl in the AM, I find oat bran to be much easier and soothing to consume in the evening. High five to Miss P for shooing me in that direction 😉 .
Yeah, that. Suffice to say – a high probability of plaque-filled nightmares seems inevitable, despite having a meticulous brushing program going.
Did you/do you ever struggle with feeling unworthy of “investing” in?
Did you have braces?
Any words of advice for a newbie? I would appreciate guidance with every tooth in my mouth 🙂 !
Suggestions for “comfortable” foods?