The Crazy Suburban Mom: Too fat for Retro Tuesday

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Too fat for Retro Tuesday

I know it's normally retro Tuesday but I can't get the idea of dyeing my hair out of my mind.  I haven't dyed my hair since um, the last century.  The early nineties I think.   I can't recall why I stopped because I'd been on a non-stop what color should I do it this week since I was sixteen and found Sun-In at a baby-sitting job.

For those of you with objectively dark hair I wouldn't recommend Sun-In even though they say something about medium brown on their site.  I think they are using the term medium brown as a euphemism to mean people who were blond as babies and still wish they were blond but haven't been blond since they were four.  Which is the category I fall into pretty much.


That's a beat up picture, and sorry about that.  I'm sure it was in a drawer for decades and I'm not going to Photoshop for hours to make my point which is - That's some white hair I had.

I spent quite a lot of money and hours trying to recapture that hair but the thing is when I get close it washes me out.  Think dish rag.  When I got to glowy light red - more on the  red side of a strawberry blond my skin looked much better so I'm thinking maybe I should just head for that at the get-go. 

I don't know why I'm so obsessed at the moment.  Maybe it's to keep my mind off my big ass.  I'm beyond upset with myself about the weight I gained back and yes, I've gotten back to some serious management I'm just mad.  But being concerned about my hair keeps me from thinking about how my new clothes do. not. fit. And how I have to turn sideways to get through doorways because my butt won't fit straight on.  And how my car sinks when I get in.  And how...

Okay, I am exaggerating and I will stop now so back to my hair.

What do you guys think?  I have very little gray so it won't be easy and there will be the root issue and it will be starting the whole color thing over again.    Thoughts?

Fat and mousy in NJ,

PS - The lack of gray thing.  It's not because I'm young, I'm not.  My dad whose 85 has a lot of his hair that isn't gray yet which is really pretty rare.  I guess I take after him.  My kid on the other hand takes after one of his great-grandfather's who went gray in his  twenty's and he got his first gray when he was thirteen.  Ben has more gray then I do. Which is a bit odd. 


beth 2/15/11, 11:28 AM  

I love old pictures with less than perfect cute.

Lindalou 2/15/11, 1:54 PM  

I say...go for it. Having a fresh outlook on your hair, may help your outlook on other issues. As for doing it yourself...I haven't done that since college. I'm too scared to do it myself, but there are so many new products.

Have fun.

By the grey hair isn't really grey, it's just a different kind of blonde. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Babes Mami 2/15/11, 7:53 PM  

Do it! I am of that medium brown color lol, Babes hair is my natural hair but I like mine a little lighter!

ladyjanewriter 2/15/11, 8:03 PM  

Well, at least you don't do what I do when I'm stressed, and buzz your hair.

Also, Clairol Natural Instincts smells really nice and the color fades really well. Knittykat (whom I mention on my blog a lot) recommended it!

Maureen 2/15/11, 9:18 PM  

Decisions, decisions. I only started dying my hair about 5 or 6 years ago and I hate it! It is one big old pain in the 'sass' - I get ants in my pants when I have that stinky stuff on my head. But that's just me.

I might be just the thing you need to stop obsessing about your behind!

Lin 2/15/11, 9:35 PM  

I learned the hard way that it's easy to color the first time, but then it is hard to do touch-ups on yourself. I spend the money to have it done every 8-12 weeks. It costs, but it is nice to have it done.

Quit being so hard on yourself, Tracy. We all put on weight and lose it again. You CAN lose it and you WILL. Just get back on track and work towards spring, pally!

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