The Kindest Cut

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is one that makes you look good.

Better still, it’s one that’s easy to replicate once you’re on your own and don’t have your hairdresser to do it for you.

And best of all, it’s one that flatters you.

After a little over 8 months, I finally cut my hair today.  I’d been terrified of getting it cut since I’d lost so much of it post-op.  I wasn’t sure when the hair loss would stop, but at my 6-month follow-up, I was assured by my doctor that the hair loss would slow down around 9 months post-op.

Well, I’m nearly there, and it has slowed down considerably but hasn’t stopped altogether.  I figure at this point, new hair is growing in and pushing the old ones out which is why my hair loss hasn’t stopped completely.  I’m really pleased with how my new ‘do turned out, and am glad to finally have a style that looks good, is easy to do, and flatters my face (at least I think it does!).

Today’s eating was great…until I went out for trivia night.  I’d even made it a point to have dinner before we left the house, but Fat Girl took the reins while we were playing and I ate something I have not eaten in nearly 9 months:  chips and queso.  This is something I have GOT to work on, because they are my Kryptonite for sure–I don’t think when they’re around.  At first, I counted out how many chips I was going to eat.  Then as the night went on, I stopped paying attention.  I stopped being mindful.  I consciously chose to eat those chips and queso without much consideration for the consequences later on.

I may regret this in the morning.  The really crappy thing is that they weren’t as good as I remember.  Perhaps that will be enough to deter me from doing that again in the future.  I need to associate them with something gross so that I’m not inclined to eat them next time I’m confronted with them, because I know that they’ll be around.  I can’t bury my head in the sand and pretend that any time that food (or any other one I have a tendency to mindlessly consume) isn’t there, or avoid situations where those things might be present altogether.  That simply isn’t realistic.  I have to learn to modify my behavior in those situations, or I will not be successful at navigating them.

At any rate, I got in 108 grams protein, 61 carbs, and 52 fat.  I estimate I was at nearly 1200 calories today.  I’ll be walking tomorrow morning for sure.  I am supposed to meet my dad for lunch at a joint that’s only 1.5 miles from the house.   It’s supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow, so perhaps I’ll just walk there instead of driving.  That might be a good way to go.  And I’ll get in a workout that way.  Then I can walk across the street to the Starbucks and grade papers (joy).

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Today’s food choices, from upper right: multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; the grilled chicken breast from 2 chicken tacos (about 4 ounces), a few bites of refried beans, a little bit over a quarter of a flour tortilla; pan seared red snapper filet, baby lettuce salad with lemon dressing; one-egg and cheese omelet with ham slices. Not shown: chips and queso (boo).

 

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