1.23.2008

$6.99 and i feel like a new woman...

i have another secret. i've got to let it out. i can't hold it in any longer. i had an affair. that's right. i'd had enough. i felt cheated. i felt taken advantage of. left broke. SO I CHEATED ON MY HAIRDRESSER! she'll be upset - i'm sure. but i'm broke. trying to save my pennies. since the 10th grade - i had colored my own hair becuase in was in the 10th grade i found my first grey hair. 10th GRADE. when i got my first part time job in 11th grade, the first thing i spent my first pay check on was a visit to a salon, where in 1988 i spent $100 getting my hair cut and colored. stupid then. but a truth was learned. you DO get what you pay for. and i always visited top notch - pricey salons from then on out. spending $90-100 today doesn't seem like a ton to me to pay for someone to give me confidence - cut my hair just so so that you can't tell i'm prematurely balding - or is it called female pattern baldness? who knows... seriously though - my hair is super sup-AH thin... BUT - it's time to cut expenses. so - tonight - i saved myself about 85 bucks - and i must say - my hair looks pretty damn skippy. i'd take a pic - but i need to charge the batteries for the camera - and quite honestly - i'm too damn lazy.

in other news - don't know if i mentioned. i joined WW three weeks ago. i did this seven years ago - and it worked. but you've got to work it. and workin it i IS! i feel great - today. tomorrow may be another story - but today - well - it was a good day. my scale shows me down about 7 pounds. saturday we will know the REAL #. i've got to keep this up. for the first time in YEARS - i can actually picture myself thin. not skinny - not going for that. but thin. shapely and thin. i've never pictured it before. for years - i've pictured myself as that frumpy mom who never leaves the house without some sort of sweatsuit, bad hair, sneakers, and no sense of fashion whatsoever. and lo and behold - that's what i've become. it's changing. one baby step at a time. nothing in the world tastes as good as being thin feels.

4 comments:

Gigi said...

Do not even talk to me about thinning hair! I'm going to need a wig before I hit 40!

Congrats on the WW girl! Good luck and hopefully you can inspire me to jump on the bandwagon.

Melonie said...

Hey girl! SO glad you did something for yourself that makes you really happy! SO proud of you for joining WW. I hear it is the only program that truly works. I keep thinking about joining but I am not a natural joiner of things ya know? You are an inspiration though! Have a super weekend!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! 7 LBS is fabulous! Just pick up and carry around a five lb. bag of sugar for a while and you know 7 lbs is a big big deal! So proud and happy for you!
Bon

KimCreates said...

I have stumbled across your blog via another blog...via another one...and I have found that you are a breath of fresh air! I totally know where you are coming from! My hairdresser is a friend - and I feel bad even thinking about going someplace else - but $35 for a simple cut - no color (yet)? Come on!!! (That includes a discount, but not the tip!) Praise to you for being so bold to step out of the norm!! And what's up with the thinning hair??? I turn 32 next week & feel like my brush fills up every time I use it! UGH! I look forward to reading on in the future...

 
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