How can we be at Week 4 of the Alternate Day Fasting Diet already and still I’m not being mistaken for Angelina Jolie? Must have lost too much weight off the lips. Fortunately some has come off the hips too, around half a kilo this week, which is satisfying (in a very unsatisfying way if that makes sense).
Somehow all the excitement of reinventing myself went to my head earlier this week. Unhappy with the most recent colouring effort by my hairdresser and too miserly to book another appointment, I decided on a DIY job. The hair colouring shelves at the chemist are getting ridiculous, have you noticed? Just how many packets displaying silken tressed beauties can you stand to look at without going insane? For me the answer is very few, so I didn’t put a whole lot of deliberation into the selection. It was described as “frosted brown” which sounded close enough to the effect I had in mind.
I won’t bore you with the actual process. Suffice to say the bathroom floor and counter top now bear small abstract expressionist symbols in the form of dark blobs and my hair is a shade of deepest mahogany. In retrospect (what a useless concept) I realise I left the stuff on too long, forgetting that my hair soaks up colour like a blotting paper does ink, and ink is what I got. It’s not so bad if I stay home, so long as I avoid the mirror, but I’m dreading going back to work and how will I face the hairdresser again? Of course HWMBF has been little consolation. After getting up off the floor where he’d fallen down laughing, he remarked that he thought those were the sorts of things you did when you were young and stupid. Trouble is, I did them then too.
So the journey continues, albeit that the sylph-like super-fit self I envision as the end result will now be raven haired.
- Making it this far without any major deviations
- I feel too depressed about my hair to think of any more
- We’ve already been there
PS: Re the photos – I’m sick of looking at pictures of healthy food, so this week I’m torturing myself (and you too if you’re similarly masochistic).
by Anne Green