Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brave new me

As of today I have officially lost 20.2 pounds. TWENTY!! I lost 20 pounds!! ME! :)

And also as of today, my head is feeling much lighter because I got brave and chopped my hair off. :) Even when I was sitting in the chair I was still trying to decide if I could actually go through with it. I don't like change, it makes me nervous.

But the past few months have been all about change and I decided that it was finally time to embrace it and be brave, so I did.

My stylist told me that she couldn't get my hair to look exactly like the picture because my hair is so thick. I pretty much knew that. I have thick, difficult hair and Pinterest girl clearly has thin hair that cooperates. My stylist said that it's funny how people with thick hair always bring in pictures of people with thin hair and people with thin hair always bring in pictures of people with thick hair. Isn't that how it goes? We always want what we don't have.

She did a great job on my hair and I'm happy with the result. She cut it with a razor and the first few cuts were the hardest, watching all that hair fall to the floor! She was hacking away at it like crazy. I trust her, she's been cutting my hair for years, but wow, she worked fast with that razor! Hair was falling all over the place, it was like Edward Scissorhands, lol.

But in the end I'm happy with it. It feels lighter and more fun, which is how I would describe my life these days. My days of heavy hair and heavy spirits are over. I'm ready to be light and fun!

The weight loss continues. Now that I've hit 20 pounds I'm setting my sights on 30. I can do 10 more. I'm going to run them right off! Once I hit 30 I'll re-evaluate.

I'm proud of myself. I know my blog lately has just been one big pat on my back, and I know that's obnoxious, but I feel really good, and after NOT feeling good for so long, feeling good is really exciting and I can't help but share my excitement. I feel like a new me. And it feels really really good.


Michelle Umstead said...

Brag away and be obnoxious as you want. Your hard work deserves it. Its okay to be proud of your accomplishments. Love the new hair !!

shelly said...

I love the new hair! It makes me want to get mine cut shorter again.

The Rebel said...

Lookin good!!!

Amanda said...

LOVE IT!!!!! You look awesome, and your happiness on the inside radiates out:) Way to be brave!!!!

Kelly Jo said...

I LOVE IT!!! It looks so good!

Beckest of the BECKS said...

I LOVE your new hair!!!! And congrats on the 20lbs! You are so inspiring! Hmmm, maybe I need a new hair-do when I hit my 30lbs mark! Seriously, you look amazing!