Massive snowstorm on Saturday. Around my place, the snow just kept falling from the time I woke up (my pups are early risers) until well after midnight. I’ve spoken to a few women who used the snow day to clean their houses and get chores done but I thought snow days were for curling up on the couch watching TV or reading a book.

It turns out that Saturday was International Women’s Day so the TV had a bit of a theme going. I came across a show called Keeping It Real on the W Network. The press release says that the show follows 4 women contemplating plastic surgery but actually the 4 women investigated and underwent non-surgical treatments.

The women ranged in age from 35 to 47 years and had concerns ranging from facial aging to cellulite. They underwent a variety of treatments and kept a video diary of how they felt afterwards.

I liked the show because it gave a true idea of what goes through your head when you have a treatment, how painful it is (or isn’t) and how you feel afterwards.

The follow-up period was a little short, varying from, I think, 10 days to 40 days. The women had been told that the results for the radiofrequency treatments could take 6 months to be apparent. The physical changes in the women were subtle — visible but subtle — and the boost in self-esteem, particularly for one of the older women, was impressive.

Talking about self-esteem, if you haven’t seen the show How To Look Good Naked (W Network, 10 pm Tuesdays), watch it. I’ve only watched the British version with Gok Wan and I totally loved his energy. I’m not sure how Carson Kressley from Queer Eye For The Straight Guy will do with women on the American version.