Writing about my Gray Experiment here..
I'm only posting because I promised, and I like to keep my word. But I will tell you right now that I'm not overly happy with my photos. Okay, I'm downright UNHAPPY with my photos. I don't think this is how I look in every day life. I'm very unphotogenic, but it seems that since my weight loss last year, I have become haggard. I've lost some of that Susan Sarandon look, too, because of having to wear glasses. Sucks getting older.
Hence, the name of my posts. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This goes along with my Buddhist beliefs. Karma (deeds) has consequences. When we are in negative equity, so to speak, we are continually caught in the cycle of samsara (rebirth). What has this got to do with weight loss? I'm not sure, but the two times in my life that I've been the thinnest have been when I've looked the most haggard, at least to me. I lose that rosy glow. My face sags. But I fit into smaller clothing. My mother was the same way, but being too plump led to some obesity-related illnesses, like diabetes. I'm trying to avoid that. I hope that I can. My mother had to lose weight, but it was too late for her. Losing her made me resolve to lose weight.
So 60 lbs lost, and my blood pressure is normal, blood glucose is normal, cholesterol is still a little high (but I can't take statins) but not in the danger zone. However, I look haggard. I wish I could afford some work. Not Botox, but one of those lifestyle lifts or something. I need a little something. We've just been hit with too many emergencies since Mom died in 2006. It has drained away any money I could have used to fix myself up. My husband and kids think I'm too hard on myself, but I like to look good - sure I do. Doesn't every woman want to look good? Well, enough of my fretting. I meant to show you how the hair appointment went. For every action...(worrying about the gray)...there is an equal and opposite reaction...(dying it, or in my case highlighting the heck out of it and cutting off old growth...)
This is my "after" picture. Notice that you can't really notice the gray (too much) right now. I do plan to grow the length back, though, because I liked the length. It feels a lot healthier now, though. And I guess maybe it's time to invest in some Olay Regenerist? Cheaper than a facelift.
Oh...and the cat is going to be okay. She got fluids and pain meds this morning and is going to be put on Elavil if she doesn't calm down soon. Figures that my cat is as neurotic as me! Peace - D