Wanted to binge--cut my hair off instead
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Okay--yesterday I was heading home, exhausted and my husband off on a business trip, and I wanted to binge eat. Why? Because I was tired and a bit lonely, and binge eating is one of the behaviours that "helps" me through those feelings.
So, instead of binging, I stopped off at a hair salon and had a food of hair chopped off. Yeah, a bit drastic and it will be a couple of years before it's an option again. But it did get me out of the mood and I think it looks good--and it was certainly easy to swim with it today and then dry it in 5 minutes instead of 15 to 20. Not sure how my husband will react (probably won't love it, because he does like long hair), but I'm sure he'll adjust.
Today I'm happy that I didn't binge. I still felt a bit like it when I got home and I said to myself, "Karen, in the next couple of hours you can easily eat back all the calories you worked so hard not to eat this week. It won't be the end of the world, but it will set you back a week on your weight loss journey. Is it worth it?"
When I framed it like that, the answer was no. It wasn't worth it. Maybe there will be a day when it is, but I'm just glad that yesterday was not that day. I went out for my planned scone date with a girlfriend (monthly thing) with a clear conscience and totally enjoyed my ginger and currant scone, instead of feeling stuffed and guilty from last night.
Here's a picture of my newly shorn hair:
Note how the cat is sitting on the back of my chair, as she is lobbying to be fed!
And here's one with bandanna (and cat):