You would think chopping 7 inches of your hair off would give you a weigh-in advantage. But no.
Yes, 7 inches. Insanity.
It was so long and unmanageable, it looked bad unless blown out and flat ironed (curl wouldn’t even hold anymore it was so heavy), and I just couldn’t take getting it caught in my coat and jacket zipper any longer. And so, with the attitude of “well, it will always grow back,” I chopped it off:
I ended up going shorter than I originally intended, because I just needed a clean start. If only it were that easy in other parts of life! I love my hair short. I feel sassy, stylish, and put together, because I can’t just throw it in a ponytail and go, yet it only takes me 5 minutes to style. And, the above picture was taken after “salon styling,” which is always far poofier than I like my hair. I will likely be using my flat iron and making it sleek and even sassier. And maybe next time I should put makeup on. Oops.
In other news, it is also well-being Wednesday, so let’s get to the business part of this post:
Today’s Weight: 166.2
Change from 1/23/13 (164.8): +1.4
Change from 2013 re-start (166.2): -even-
Lots of factors this week, the biggest one of which is me totally not trying this week. Work was stressful, house/apartment hunting led me to cave and eat on the go (but man that chili dog was good!), and I just didn’t really exercise. Add to that the water retention that this week is bringing and it’s obvious this would be the result. And I’m ok with that. I own it. Work has been too busy to get any runs or gym time in after I drop off the kids, and I have simply slacked on at-home workouts. I’m not perfect, and not claiming to be, so this is what happens when you slack off and just don’t try.
On the mental/emotional level things have been so up and down lately. I’m liking the Zoloft, feeling better and moving up to the full dosage in the next few days, so I’m anxious to see how that feels. I’ve been pulled in so many directions that my personal, emotional well-being stuff has fallen to the side a bit, but once I wrap up some deadlines this week with work that will improve. The stress of moving and finding a place to move to is definitely overwhelming, and obviously has to be top priority, so hopefully we’ll have that straightened out sooner rather than later.
Hope you are all enjoying your week. I plan to take my sassy new haircut for a run on Friday, assuming no snow, and I can’t wait to show it off this weekend when I bring Girl to a few of her classmates’ birthday parties!