So, whaddya think? Here's my new do. Our camera shows lighter on the screen than our pictures actually turn out, so it's a little dark, but you get the idea, right? I guess I shoulda taken a picture from the side too.
The experience, of course, wasn't as bad as I figured it'd be. First of all, she was so tiny...like maybe 115 lbs. But she was a sweetheart. Got exactly what I wanted...and then did it. She gave me an all to goodness head massage when she was washing my hair. My very first one...which I enjoyed, but my head wasn't resting on the sink very well, so my neck got sore. I was very careful with how I put on my make up before going and ya know what? I didn't mind looking at my image with that ugly cape on. As long as I didn't compare myself to her. Even at my thinnest, I'll never be as little as her with my 5'8" large frame. Anyhow...enough self obsessing...the cut cost $53. I was pleasantly surprised and so relieved and grateful about the cut and experience that I tipped $10 because I couldn't do 15% in my head fast enough. So that's my story and I will be sticking to it.
After my cut, I stopped home for a quick dinner and then headed out to Mom's house for a Party Lite party. Another $$$ weakness for me. You'd be proud of me, I didn't order anything (which mom knew ahead of time). More specifically, I didn't pay for anything. My Christmas present from Mom will be what I ordered last night, so technically I ordered stuff, just didn't pay for it. I suppose that's why I didn't feel the need to buy anything. But, I had a bit of a wake up call. Everything's been going so smoothly, that I was starting to think I didn't need to work so hard at this weight loss thing. Well, I munched away last night and probably ate too much. I estimated how much I figure it was worth and counted it, but it was a reminder as to how hard Christmas is going to be. I'm going to have to be careful to even maintain my weight while we're away. I do NOT want to gain much, if any, back. I've been known to gain 10lbs in a week before. Not acceptable. If I get too off plan, it'll be so hard to get back on and I'd like to avoid that if I can.