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Some decisions just turn out well

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In January of this year, I made the decision to stop dyeing my hair. It was purely for health reasons. I saw my first gray hair at age 27 and have been coloring it ever since. I just turned 61 in October, so that's a lot of years. It had gotten to the point that I had to do it every 4 weeks and colored it myself after I retired because I could no longer afford the expense at the hair salon.

I thought about how everything you put on your body gets absorbed through the skin. Toxic substances have to be taken out of the body via the kidneys or liver. I've been working on eating more natural unprocessed foods for a while and I also make a lot of my own natural cleaners. I read a book titled "Amazing Grays" that helped me in getting motivated and having the courage to go natural.

The first 3 months weren't pretty! I had a rather thick gray streak where my part was and my husband teased me by nicknaming me "skunker". But I was determined to see it through. My hair stylist was extremely supportive of my decision, and regular haircuts helped.

Fast forward almost 12 months and here is the result:

from this:

to this:

No longer a redhead, and no longer a skunker. My nephew calls me a "silver fox". The thing I love most is that it's ME. It's what God has given me and I embrace it.

I can relate this experience to my quest for slimness. I want to feel healthy. Overeating and eating the wrong foods makes me feel tired, generally unwell, and emotionally distraught. I would like to get back to the body that God gave me. It was me through the choices I have made that has distorted it. This change in mindset has helped me make better choices this week. I have an image in my mind of how I would look and a clear sense of how I would feel in a body that is free of excess fat. Keeping that image at the forefront of my mind is all that I need to become it.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GETSALONG 12/24/2012 5:47PM

  Luv it! Luv u! You look real, authentic... beautiful, just as you are :)

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KTISFOCUSED 12/20/2012 6:57PM

    You look beautiful! And using this to translate to your body size is a great idea. As you said, this turned out well and so will all your efforts to make your body healthier too. Nice job!

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SERVINGTHRUPT 12/19/2012 5:52PM

    Go Girl, go... gray, it's beautiful! You shine through no matter what color it is.

: )

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HEALTHY4ME 12/19/2012 4:30PM

    OH yea I too can see no reason to put dye on your hair when that isnt what you are about. I haven't dyed my hair since I was in my early 40s and was told , you are too young, it will age you, you shouldnt do that.... But I wasn't putting more chemical sin my body and also do we really come down to what colour our hair is!!???

So now am doing okay wtih food and some exercise, not much but better and walking the dog has added up. New year it is all about less chemicals in my body via food.

HUGS and Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have been doing well, missed you on here lately.

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MAZZYR 12/19/2012 11:15AM

    Great look, great attitude and great you.


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TERRRI 12/19/2012 10:50AM

    You have nice grey hair! Very soft and shiny looking. I bet it feels better also.

I will be 50 next year and started going grey in my 30's. I have never dyed my hair but I have thought about it on occassion. Just think of the time and money you will save for more important things!

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