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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):
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    Your hair looks super! Now, do you have another strategy in your pocket for me (I already have no hair)?+++++++++++++++++++++
    2914 days ago
  • 46SHADOW
    So cute!
    2914 days ago
    I really like your haircut. Very flattering! Redirection is a great strategy for avoiding a binge. What next ? A facial? A massage? A pedicure? Sounds good to me. Although I I guess it could get expensive. You could do a home facial, pedicure or just have a bubble bath. I love to get caught up in a good book when I feel the need to overeat. You could knit or crochet. That keeps your hands busy. Your choice will determines whether you're admired for your skin, your brains or your skills. Whatever you chose is bound to be more fulfilling and productive in the end than eating (so easy to say!). Great job on avoiding temptation.
    2996 days ago
    Looks great -- and tell hubby to think of the savings on shampoo and conditioner.
    3003 days ago
    Great job and the hair does make you look younger. Enjoy your week and keep on pushing toward progress. emoticon
    3007 days ago
    Congrats on de-railing that binge. The new hair looks great (as does your cat - I have two all grey fur babies that run the household)
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    3008 days ago
    It looks great!!! I think it makes you look younger!!!

    Way to go to avoid the binge........

    3010 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2560890

    Love the haircut. very pretty and youthful. I would kill for great hair like that!

    3011 days ago
    I love the new look
    It looks youthful and springy!
    Great choice. You are doing so well

    3012 days ago
    That was supposed to be a "foot" of hair, not a "food" of hair. But it's such a good typo that I am going to leave it!
    3012 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    emoticon option, instead of binging you took off the weight of the clipped hair.

    I love your new look emoticon
    3012 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13564730
    Great blog! any your hair looks super!!! Keep up the good work!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    3012 days ago
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