I want to be happy with me

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

17 Day Diet
Cycle 1: Accelerate, Day 6

I want to be happy with me.

Does that mean accepting myself - fat, grey hair and all?

Or does it mean changing them?

I'm I'm not happy with the skin I'm in, will getting thin make any difference?

I've been coloring my hair off and on for almost twenty years. My college boyfriend wanted me to try red hair, so I did. I liked it, but my mom freaked out.

Since then, I've tried shades from lightest blonde to dark mahogony.

Last summer, I decided to stop for a few months and find out what my real hair color was. It had been so long, I wasn't sure what the actual natural shade would be. I didn't color my hair for almost six months.

It turns out that after twenty years of various color products, my natural hair color is.....


Well, that's not happening, so I picked up some L'Oreal Medium Golden Blonde and had at it.

Well, you may not know, but I get bored easily. And if I'm coloring my hair anyway, why does it have to be the same shade it was when I was 20? So last week, instead of Medium Golden Blonde, I got Medium Auburn Brown. It came out looking kind of like Cherry Coke.

At first I didn't like it, but the dark shade makes my hair look thicker and more controlled. Plus, if I do it in a braid down one side, my son says I look like Katness.

So, am I happier changing my appearance? I guess I am.

I'll be even happier when L'Oreal comes out with a magic make me skinny cream that works in 25 minutes like the magic make-my-hair-not-grey formula.
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    I liked this blog. It seems to me that you are working on all three at once and doing a pretty creative job. I've never dyed my hair but it's almost time to start. I have more pepper then salt still but at 56 I keep a box of hair dye in the bathroom and have for about ten years. I guess it might be kind of old now that I think of it...LOL. Maybe I better replace it.
    2951 days ago
    I think if you really LOVE yourself then you will want to be the strongest, healthiest person you can be through nutrition and exercise. Try mixing things up. Embrace the process! Try new recipes and workouts. And both good nutrition and exercise will be wonderful for your skin, hair, nails and outlook. Try it!
    2952 days ago
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    I'm still waiting for that L'Oreal product myself!
    2952 days ago
    We would all like a miracle skinny pill, but the magic comes from getting off our rear ends and doing something about it! Oh, and I agree thank heavens for har color! I'm too you got be gray.
    2952 days ago
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