Mini-Goals - Totally Random (But Significant To Me) NSV
03-09-2010, 01:15 PM
So back when I was heavy, one thing I always wanted was messy, wavy, short hair (perfect for my fairly thick, pretty wavy/curly hair type). With the multiple chins, it wasn't working for me. I kept trying and it looked awful and I'd grow it out. I finally said, "You know, when I reach Goal, I'm going to cut my hair short and messy/bedhead-y"
Then I got to goal, and I kept freaking out about doing it...worried I'd look fat in the face or like a boy (the two issues I had with this hair when I was bigger). I'd decide to do it, then go back, then decide again.
So it took me three years, but now? Short hair! And I think it's pretty darned adorable myself!
Shannon in ATL
03-09-2010, 01:20 PM
03-09-2010, 01:31 PM
The hair cut looks amazing! It really goes well with the shape of your face. I wish I could pull off a hair style like that.
03-09-2010, 01:43 PM
gorgeous! definitely a good choice! : )
03-09-2010, 01:57 PM
I love it! You don't look fat or like a boy. It actually suits you quite well. Congrats! :)
03-09-2010, 02:35 PM
03-09-2010, 03:00 PM
LOVE IT! It looks, cute, fun and really suits you. It's awesome!
03-09-2010, 03:26 PM
Aww, thanks everyone :hug:
I definitely COULD NOT pull it off before (and I tried) so it's an exciting little win for me.
Oh, Amanda, I can so relate.
I cut my hair much shorter too after I lost a lot of weight.
Or rather, because I do not wholly trust my own judgment in aesthetic matters, my well-loved hairdresser, Patrick, whom I have been with longer than some people are married, celebrated my weight loss by exclaiming to the ceiling in the salon: "Thank you, Jesus! Now we can cut your hair short, the way it's meant to be."
Had he done so years ago, I would have felt like a pin-head, or like a kid's disproportionate snowman, made of two big stacked mounds with a tiny snowball up top.
After I lost weight, as happens with many women, my neck & collarbones emerged, my cheekbones appeared, my chin disappeared & as my chipmunk cheeks deflated, my eyes got bigger. So I had the "good bones" to carry it off. A bit of the gamine emerged. I'll never be Audrey Hepburn. (Now THERE'S a woman who always looked best with short hair or with her hair up.) Or young Mia Farrow. But I finally found my look, which was always meant to be short, short, short. It was such a relief to figure that out. Like finally cluing into part of my essential identity.
I wish you much joy with the short & sassy, the finger-combing & the rumpling, the styling products with interesting names & etc. You earned it, girl.
Love it! I wanna do the same thing when I get to goal! :)
03-09-2010, 03:51 PM
You look gorgeous !
03-09-2010, 04:38 PM
It looks great and you look younger!!
So pretty! Your face shape really suits the cut; enjoy it Amanda!
03-09-2010, 08:07 PM
03-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Thank you all so much for the compliments. I worked out and had no time to shower, so I ran a blowdryer and fluffed it for a few minutes (less than 3) and it was magically cute again! MAGIC POST WORKOUT HAIR!
Saef - you just made me feel SO much more normal. Both for my NSV and for the fact that I leave the aesthetic decisions to my wife and my hairdresser, both of whom are much better at that sort of thing than I am.
03-10-2010, 03:50 PM
Wow, I can completely understand this...and I cannot WAIT for the day that I can cut my hair short.
I've always wanted one of those extremely short but still cute pixie style haircuts...and any time i would try...I looked like a boy..hated it, cried a few times...and let it all grow back. I'm not close enough to goal yet to try it again...but I think once I get there, I just might.
You look fabulous! =D
03-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Your cut is very cute!! What a wonderful reward for your hard work, congrats!
03-10-2010, 10:26 PM
Oh, I love the cut. I totally understand about the looking like a boy. I have had my hair cut short so many times and I would look at it and think there is fat boy over there. You have given me hope. Maybe once I reach goal I can cut my hair short and look as nice as you do.
03-11-2010, 12:49 PM
Thank you all again so much...
I did it myself yesterday after showering...it looked cute even when I did it! Yay!
03-11-2010, 03:30 PM
You look adorable! It flatters your high cheekbones well.
03-11-2010, 03:32 PM
It suits you perfect!
03-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Congrats! You look gorgeous!
03-11-2010, 04:11 PM
Thank you guys again so much :hug:
It was a big goal I kept putting off because I was still afraid of looking big and unfeminine. 3 years later and it's still hard to see myself as small/able to pull off hair that shows off, rather than hides, my face!
03-11-2010, 07:45 PM
looks like a favorite one cut to me....gorgeous
03-19-2010, 01:53 PM
03-19-2010, 02:23 PM
YAY!!!! Looks great!
03-19-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks again, everyone! :hug:
03-25-2010, 01:57 AM
You look like you were ment to have that hair! Too cute