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Hair cut as a reward or punishment?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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.

  
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CAROLYNINJOY1 12/3/2011 8:42AM

    emoticonfor being affirmative & going back.

In July of this year I cut my own 12 inches for Locks of Love a FL based organization that provides wigs for children. I'm growing it again for them but won't cut it quite so short next time.

You look great! emoticon

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KHELIA 3/19/2011 5:50AM

    emoticon for going back and do a reclamation!

but i would suggest *not* to come back in a few weeks -
I know its a problem with long hairs - stylists always cut tooo much - they want to get a "base" to the hairs.

Ask you friends and collegues with long hairs which stylist treats them!

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MOMOMMA622 3/12/2011 2:09PM

    you look good and way to stick up for yourself.

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/10/2011 9:37PM

    I am proud of you for speaking up about the job that the stylist did. Many people would not go back and get their hair fixed. Keep fighting for what you want and look at this as a learning experience. Hair does grow back and we are all get attached to it. Good luck on your continued journey. You are truly worth it! Keep you spirits up!

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.6 lbs was a bigger deal than I realized

Monday, March 07, 2011

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!

  
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SKYEPHOENIX 3/8/2011 10:26AM

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CYBERQT 3/8/2011 8:49AM

    wtg!!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/8/2011 8:33AM

    That is a huge milestone! Congrats!

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BABYBY2012 3/8/2011 8:27AM

    emoticon that must be such a great feeling!!!

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MOMOMMA622 3/7/2011 7:28PM

    Way to go!

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WALLAHALLA 3/7/2011 11:17AM

    Good for you! If you don't think 0.6 is so much, weigh out that much, and carry is around your wrist, or your neck for awhile. That will quickly point out to you that it is an annoying amount, and you are NOT carrying it any more! Can't wait to reach my half-way point, too.

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DR1939 3/7/2011 9:10AM

    emoticon Half way there is a major accomplishment.

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AGASSIFAN 3/7/2011 9:05AM

    ANY time the scale goes down at my weekly weigh-in, is a GREAT time....

emoticon on reaching your half way point!!!

Peace & love!

DebbyO

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MANDARYANE 3/7/2011 8:57AM

    Congrats, even a little weightloss is better then none!

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ANNESNEWLIFE 3/7/2011 8:53AM

    emoticon I'm a very slow loser. I think your .6 is a GREAT number!!!

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HABOUCHARD 3/7/2011 8:53AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 3/7/2011 8:51AM

    any loss is a good loss.. emoticon emoticon

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Continue Praying

Monday, January 31, 2011

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.

  
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SHARONSPARKLE 1/31/2011 8:36PM

    I'll continue to pray for them!

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GETNFITMAMA 1/31/2011 10:13AM

    I am continuing to pray!! Hang in there!!!

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Need urgent prayers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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.

  
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JENAANN3 1/30/2011 8:50PM

    Praying for all. God Bless.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/30/2011 8:15PM

    Just reading blogs and came across yours! I will be praying for all of you - may God Bless!

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KELI-RHODES 1/27/2011 11:23AM

    All three of you are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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L_CHANGES 1/27/2011 11:21AM

    You are all in my prayers..

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PURPLE180 1/26/2011 6:24PM

    Just ran across your blog. I will also pray for your family and for you. God is good, all the time and he is in the blessing business. Blessings to you and yours.

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4CLOVERS 1/26/2011 4:41PM

    Will do...consider it done!!! emoticon

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ADALAI 1/26/2011 4:05PM

    Adding you and yours to our prayer list as well. emoticon

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KRISTIRAE30 1/26/2011 1:24PM

    You are all in my prayers. Good luck!

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MOMWANTSNOWAIST 1/26/2011 9:52AM

    Am praying for your mother & sister!And you,too!--Betsy

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AUNTB63 1/26/2011 9:30AM

    emoticon emoticon

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GETNFITMAMA 1/26/2011 8:52AM

    Will do!!

I am praying for you too because you are in the midst with them!! Hang on!!

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LYONESS04 1/25/2011 11:48PM

    I am praying for them both

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SPARKINGINMASS 1/25/2011 11:01PM

    Prayers being sent. I hope that they win their battles.

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LINDAGRAVEL 1/25/2011 11:00PM

    Will pray for your Mom and Sister

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ELIZMDYER 1/25/2011 10:56PM

    Thank you all. Yes, I need prayers to. It is often difficult to feel as if you are the only one trying to shine the light of Christ in a dark situation. Prayers are always welcome!

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LIGHTHOUSE56 1/25/2011 10:39PM

  You got it! Prayers are being sent your way to all of you!

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 1/25/2011 10:38PM

    Tee and I both will add ALL of you to our prayer list.

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SWEETMOMMY41 1/25/2011 10:37PM

  i will pray for your mom and your sister as they battle their demons. i will also pray for you,too and the rest of your family. have a terrific day.

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Attitude ~ The Secret Ingredient

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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!

How has your attitude changed?

  
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THENEWME43 11/3/2010 8:31PM

    emoticon attitude! emoticon

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SUNNY2DAY2 11/3/2010 5:46PM

    Having a positive attitude is emoticon! Great blog.

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L_CHANGES 11/3/2010 4:05PM

    Right on! I now KNOW that I can climb that hill without being embarrassed or ashamed that either I won't make it or that I'll be winded! I'm going to a very challenging exercise class and I know that eventually, I'll be able to do everything in the class!

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MOMOMMA622 11/3/2010 2:05PM

    You are right!

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JWOODS3367 11/3/2010 12:01PM

    Thanks for this! I've often told people I never felt (or feel) as heavy as I looked when faced with a mirror, or - horror of horrors, a photograph! The first attitude I had to adjust was acceptance...I'm getting there and so appreciate Blogs like yours to keep me going.
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JACKKELL 11/3/2010 11:52AM

    You are right. Attitude is the secret ingredient! Mine is slowly changing. I can't wait for the complete metamorphasis! emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/3/2010 11:50AM

    ATTITUDE is everything. Sounds like yours is a emoticonone. Positive breeds positive. emoticon

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