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.