Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Me! New and Improved!

Well, here it is....the moment of truth! I basically went with the "Katie," with a few modifications (bangs, for instance). Actually, I took my photo of Katie (Selma went in the trash, unfortunately!) as well as the photo that Lulu had at the top of her post yesterday. And the stylist was great. I love having a stylist that I can say "Okay, here are the good things about my hair (some natural wave)" and "Here are the bad things about my hair (terrible flyaways! baby fine!)", give her a general outline of what I want (some style, please!) and have her go town on my head and love it when she's done.

Drumroll, please.....


And....


The true test will come tomorrow morning when I will determine if I can recreate this smooth, shiny creation! Of course I don't have the myriad of extravagantly expensive Bumble & Bumble products to assist me in my quest, either!

And this new haircut does sort of signal the start of a brand new me. I actually went to the gym that I've been paying for for 8 or 9 months now and never been to! (In my defense, I only pay $11/month, but STILL!) I tried an elliptical machine for the very first time and managed to not kill myself or anyone else around me! And I liked it, although I think the time would have passed much faster if I'd had a good book or a magazine. Or possibly even some headphones so I could hear what was being said on any one of the 6 televisions mounted overhead instead of trying to read very poorly typed/spelled closed captioning!

And I've been watching what I eat. I've been applying some of the tricks I learned in weight watchers a couple of years back -- measuring out or eyeballing portion sizes, although not actually counting points. I don't want to get stuck in this LaBrea Tar Pit of a rut that I've been in. It's a downhill slope and it just gets harder and harder to pull yourself out the deeper you get in.

Punkin' had her two year checkup at the end of last week. The pediatrician said she talks amazingly well for her age (imagine THAT!). But he also said that he's changing his guidelines for parents. He no longer urges physical activity, he prescribes it. He said we should think of it just like brushing our teeth. It's a MUST! So I don't want to tell my kids "Do as I say, not as I do" as I slothfully loll about on the sofa. I want us all to be healthy together. So here's to the new me!

8 comments:

Lulu said...

Okay, first of all, I'm totally envious of your color! That is soooooo the color that I was going for before---before I was distracted by the beautiful auburn hair.

Your cut is so kee-ute!! It looks great on you! Hmm, I'm thinking that I might have to get your sylist's name...

Good for you going to the gym! I need to start exercising myself besides sitting on this dang computer all day!

It's a brand new you!

Laurel said...

Bravo! You look so sophisticated, and I love your dimple in photo one. So totally cute!!

As for the gym: I give you a standing ovation. Not an easy thing to begin, as I well know.

Here's to great beginnings!

Lauren said...

Ok I almost called you last night to gush...I LOVE IT! Please please tell me where you went!

The color and style is definitely "you" (and by "you" I mean the "new you":)). Hooray on the elliptical machine. Im scared of that thing....

1blueshi1 said...

you look fabu, and the color IS amazing, congrats!

el-e-e said...

Ooh, very pretty! Well done on going to the gym, too.

Mir said...

Oh Leandra, it's PERFECT! You look awesome! Can't wait to see you tomorrow. :) Can I pet it?

precarious tomato said...

I love your hairs! So cute!!!

Sophie said...

That looks GREAT! I love the cut and color. Boy, I'm starting to feel kinda shabby, what with you and Lulu looking so great.

My Pumpkin is a talker, too. Talker, talker, talker...