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What do you consider "taking care" of yourself?

I read posts about taking care of yourself and not "let yourself go" but I was wondering what that meant to everyone? I never was a done up, make up wearing, nice clothes wearing girl. So I wonder what is letting myself "go" from there would look like?


Asked by Bubbie0809 at 4:06 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • oh my
    i would have had a total different answer before having a child
    now i would be happy to have one a shower every other day, with no one walking in, able to shave every other day
    once a week do my nails, clear polish one coat would be fine
    one day a week if i could sleep until my body wants to wake or a nap=that would be heaven!

    and if i am really putting it on the wish list, a dinner where i can eat a whole dinner start to finish wihtout having to prepare it, get up a few times from table to get something, or help child with something or have child sit on my lap, or scream from other room
    i eat fast-shovel it in at times
    a dinner with no interuption!!

    Answer by fiatpax at 4:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • For me, it's about eating right, staying well hydrated, maintaining a healthy weight, being neat/clean/well groomed, getting enough exercise and enough sleep, and doing things that nurture my soul.

    Answer by caseyandkids at 4:08 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Taking care of myself is what caseyandkids said

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:09 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I dont think taking care of your self is mutually exclusive to a specfic style. Proper hyigene and maintainance does not have to mean fancy. Although I do draw the line at snaggle toes - that is unacceptable.

    Answer by mrsljamieson at 5:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Frumpy, old loose clothes, un-kept. So for a long while I never did anything no hair cuts and no exercise. I would say that I let my self go.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 1:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • To me it means not taking care of your body, with proper nutrition and exercise regularly.


    Answer by older at 4:08 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • For me it is staying healthy...eating right, getting enough sleep, exercise (even if its just running around the front yard with DS) taking a shower, brushing my teeth, and making sure I am always in clean clothes (dosnt always have to look nice...but at least clean sweats)

    Answer by Shelii at 4:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I would say don't let yourself turn into an over all slob. The first few weeks after the baby I know most moms have the "I don't give a hoot" attitude about their apperence, I know I did. Once your body is getting back to normal you should too.

    Answer by Conley639 at 4:12 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • For me, it's mostly about my 'outside' appearance. Nails can't be all gross with paint chipped and crud under them. Body hair, not here. Eyebrows plucked so they're not unruly. No greasy/frayed/bad dye job on the hair. No clothes with holes (at least not in public, now cleaning day, that's a different story!). People of is a perfect example of people who let themselves go.

    Answer by Nanixh at 4:22 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • If you let yourself 'go' and you already dont do the make-up or nice clothing then, you would be pretty trashy lol
    I think wearing PJs all day is letting yourself go. Not brushing your hair or maintaining your body hair and teeth is letting yourself go. I think putting on fresh clothing, a little mascara, brushing the neccessary is a good way to feel good about yourself. Excercising is another.

    Answer by CandyHorse at 4:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2010