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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Double Chins and Gray Hairs

I've always had a double chin, but lately it's seemed worse.  Don't know if it's the 30 pounds I need to lose or just the skin in that area loosening up due to age, but I don't like it!  It's annoying!

I know I'm not the only one that's ever been annoyed by a double chin (hope not, anyway!).  I'll never forget a patient we had when I worked for an ophthalmologist.  Dr. K told the man to put his chin up in the slit lamp chin holder.  The man replied, "Which one?"  We all three laughed about that and I've never forgotten it.  I appreciated his sense of humor about his "annoyance".

I've tried doing exercises myself from time to time, though not consistently.  However,  I recently saw a new product being advertised on one of those "as seen on TV" commercials advertising a chin exerciser.  It's a gadget that goes under your chin and you push up the end of it, making it press against your chin to exercise it.  Maybe that would work????

I've often thought about when I was younger and showed steers in 4-H.  I had a calf that had a big, baggy neck/chin and we got him a kind of sling thing that went around his neck.  It was lined with wool or fleece and was supposed to get hot and sweat off the excess chin/neck, I guess.  Hey!  Maybe that would make a good "as seen on TV" product!!

Another annoyance to me are gray hairs.  It's not that I mind being gray....it's the process of getting there.  I don't like the gray hairs because they won't lay down!  They stick up and are wirey!  Actually, right now my hair is highlighted, so that covers the gray up pretty much - for 6 weeks, anyway.

Although God cares for me and wants me to take good care of my body, I know He cares more about my heart.  He knows how many hairs are on my head (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7),  but he doesn't care if they're gray or not.  (In fact in Proverbs 16:31 it says gray hair is a "crown of splendor"!)  He loves me, one chin or a double chin.  And I'm so thankful that He does!

Now, excuse me while I go order that chin gadget.  But wait!  There's more!  There's a special buy one get one free offer if I call right now.   I'll send you the extra one if you're interested :).

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

LOL! I'll take the extra one....

Your post is so funny...I've been thinking about coloring my hair for a while. Just something to give it a little shine away from the mousy brown. I was thinking red highlights might be neat. But then I was talking to a friend about it and she told me how hard red was to do - sometimes it turns out purple or maroon. So I think I'll just stick with mousy brown a while longer....

 
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