Mini-Goals - Totally Random (But Significant To Me) NSV




mandalinn82
03-09-2010, 12:15 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!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/mandalinn82/HairPics001.jpg


Shannon in ATL
03-09-2010, 12:20 PM
Beautiful!

Asherdoodles87
03-09-2010, 12:31 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.


kuhrisuh
03-09-2010, 12:43 PM
gorgeous! definitely a good choice! : )

JustSharing83
03-09-2010, 12:57 PM
I love it! You don't look fat or like a boy. It actually suits you quite well. Congrats! :)

caryesings
03-09-2010, 01:35 PM
very cute!

shantroy
03-09-2010, 02:00 PM
LOVE IT! It looks, cute, fun and really suits you. It's awesome!

mandalinn82
03-09-2010, 02:26 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.

saef
03-09-2010, 02:39 PM
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.

Kae
03-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Love it! I wanna do the same thing when I get to goal! :)

constance21
03-09-2010, 02:51 PM
You look gorgeous !

Terre
03-09-2010, 03:38 PM
It looks great and you look younger!!

Tai
03-09-2010, 07:00 PM
So pretty! Your face shape really suits the cut; enjoy it Amanda!

WarMaiden
03-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Super-cute. Congrats!

mandalinn82
03-10-2010, 02:21 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.

DivineFidelity
03-10-2010, 02:50 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

Kenni
03-10-2010, 05:48 PM
Your cut is very cute!! What a wonderful reward for your hard work, congrats!
:)

MomtoThree
03-10-2010, 09:26 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.

mandalinn82
03-11-2010, 11:49 AM
Thank you all again so much...

I did it myself yesterday after showering...it looked cute even when I did it! Yay!

Sonata
03-11-2010, 02:30 PM
You look adorable! It flatters your high cheekbones well.

Renacer
03-11-2010, 02:32 PM
*Adorable*

It suits you perfect!

5factorgirl
03-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Congrats! You look gorgeous!

mandalinn82
03-11-2010, 03:11 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!

EZMONEY
03-11-2010, 06:45 PM
looks like a favorite one cut to me....gorgeous

mwaller
03-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Sooo cute!!

luciddepths
03-19-2010, 01:23 PM
YAY!!!! Looks great!

mandalinn82
03-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Thanks again, everyone! :hug:

Qcrazymiller
03-25-2010, 12:57 AM
You look like you were ment to have that hair! Too cute