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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Hair and Other Things!

Last Sunday morning you could have heard Whoops of joy at the end of the road when I stepped onto the scales - I had lost another 2lbs. I had thought I might manage to lose 1lb - if that. But there it was, as clear as day, 2lb less than the week before. I jumped off quickly for fear the scales would change their mind. So now that I have lost 22lbs in weight, I haven't really got much further to go.

And if that wasn't pleasing enough, I went out on Tuesday and bought myself a new dress! How about that?  Also, just to make sure I was celebrating in style, I bought a new pair of sandals to go with it. How could I resist. All that hard work deserves some reward, otherwise what is it all for? Now all I need is some sunny weather so that I can go out and enjoy the new me!

The next thing is to find out what is going on with my hair! It has suddenly become extremely fine and doesn't know what to do with itself. I keep trying to coax it into place, but it doesn't want to know. So, while have a nice new figure, my hair has gone to pot. Is there a connection, I wonder. Can it be that my hair has become jealous because I have been concentrating on my weight?  Is that possible? And if so, what can I do about it?  I can only concentrate on one thing at a time.

The time when I could do seven or eight different things at once and do them well, has long gone. When I was at work, I could hold two conversions at once. One with the person standing next to me and the other with an irate administrator on the other end of the phone, while doing a calculation in my head. But things aren't the same any more. Nowadays I tend to keep my mind on one thing at a time.

When I try to do a few things at once, I end up doing nothing right. Or things are left half finished. There have been times when I have wandered around the house only to find things I have started and then left, because I have gone on to do something else.

But enough of that kind of talk. I'm not ready for the scrap heap yet. I have things I still want to do and one of them is to walk down the street, one sunny day in my new outfit :D

Well I think I have rattled on enough for the moment and it's only Wednesday. I will get back to you later in the week and let you know what else has been being going on in my world.

Meanwhile, enjoy your day,



  1. I enjoyed reading your post, Eileen. Congratulations..amazing how much you have deserve a new dress & shoes...the sun will shine soon! Ask a hair professional if there's anything you can do for your hair...maybe you just need a conditioner, or more tender loving care! :)

  2. I am seeing my hairdresser on Friday, so I will have a chat with her then.

    Meanwhile, thank you for your comments. So nice of you to stop by.

  3. Eileen, I had to tweet and repost this on FB. Love it and cannot wait to get my hands on that book. Just need to save up a bit of money and get through this health situation soon. I am following your blog to keep up with the comedy of the hair situation! Take care.

  4. Thank you Lia. I have added my name to one of your blogs. I don't know whether you noticed. It took a while for it to actually show up on the blog, but it did in the end.