I'm proud of the progress I have made on my weight loss. I have cross the 1/2 way mark & feel good about all that I have accomplished. I got the bright idea that a new hair style to go with the new me would be nice. After all, the biggest loser contestants get make overs right?
So I went and talked to a lady about what I wanted done. I have very long hair and I didn't want a short hair cut, but I was fine with taking several inches off. I also wanted to do layers around my face to allow me a new way of styling my do, kind of frame my face and give my hair some volume.
The lady listened and claimed she understood and then I had to take off my glasses while she cut my hair. She started at the middle in the back and just started stripping my hair. When she was done, the ends were so thinned out, I felt like it made me look sickly. The lady said to me "I know its not what you asked for but I thought this would look better."
I went home and cried....I know I shouldn't be so attached to my hair, but I have spent the last 10 years letting it grow out...I decided the next day to call the store and speak to the manager. I asked her what their policy was when a stylist gave a bad hair cut.
Long story short, I went back today & she took off another 6 inches of hair to remove what was thinned out so bad. She told me to wait another 6 weeks & come back to get the sides fixed in layers. I feel like I punished myself instead of rewarding myself.... At least now it looks more presentable.
I only lost .6 lbs this week and that wasn't the greatest news. However, when I plugged in the numbers to my excel spreadsheet, I realized that I reached a major milestone. That .6 lbs was enough to push me over 50% of the way to my overall goal! Its good to finally be 1/2 way there!
Thank you everyone that has been praying. The need is still great and all I can do is lift them up to the Lord to resolve these issues that have already went on way to long. Please add their names Elsie & Diane to any prayer list you can.
I am asking all of you prayer warriors on this team to lift up both my mom and my sister in your prayers and anytime God lays it on your heart. They are both battling their demons and need all of the prayers they can get.
I got an email this morning that said "If you want to change your life, you first have to change your attitude." I think this is so true. My complete attitude towards my weight, exercise, and myself in general has changed.
I no longer believe that I am destined to being this heavy person. I now feel there are so many more important things in my life & my goal is to be healthy. I no longer feel that some people are athletes and I just can't do those things. Now, I strive to push myself hard and keep doing more than I was. Now, I love who I am becoming and it has nothing to do with that number on the scale!