Tuesday, January 22, 2013

More Pants!

More pants that fit, that is -- in addition to my lone pair of khakis, I can now also fit into my dark brown slacks and my black trouser jeans.  Don't ask me how, because that scale is still registering 144, but I'll take it however I can.

It's nice to not be confined to skirts the majority of the week.  Yucko.


Workouts and walks are continuing apace.  Food is a struggle, which bugs.  I'll get through it, though.  I have to.  I refuse to let a season of indulgence sit on my backside forever, because the moment I do that I'll have the next season of indulgence, and the next, and the next, and before you know it I'll be staring at the scale wondering how in the world it could possibly say 200 again.

Hell to the no, y'all.


I'm still entertaining myself with my hair, and am now on the "curly girl" method which has proven to be incredibly entertaining.  You've seen plenty of pictures of my usual hair, which is blown-out/ straightened (yes, that's as straight as it gets).  Well, here are a couple of pictures I took yesterday morning:

 That's just air-dryed.  Ho-ly cow, y'all. 

In addition to air drying, I'm not using shampoo or conditioner with sulfates or sillicones.  I started just conditioner washing a couple of weeks ago, and a week ago I mentioned I'd gone with a baking soda/ vinegar rinse hairwash (which still amazes me by how well it cleaned my hair), and reading more about haircare on the internet, I came across the curly hair folks.

It appears I have curly-ish hair, when I'm not drying it out with detergents and heating it into compliance.

Who knew?  But I think I'll keep at this.  It's significantly less of a timesink than my blowouts were, and with the sweating I insist on doing, it's maintainable.

Plus it looks freaking awesome.

Anyway, that's all I've got for the moment.  Have a good one, folks!


Furry Bottoms said...

I agree, those curls look awesome!! Wish I could do that. I will have to re-read your post to follow what you did!

Amanda said...

Here's a good wiki article on how to do what I've done:

Also, I've started using the DevaCurl line of products -- there's a starter/ sample/ travel size kit I found on Amazon that's been amazing! I'm really rather stunned at how it's turning out.

Norma said...

You are like the cutest freakin' thing.

Amanda said...

LOL -- thanks, Norma! I, of course, am squinting at the pictures going "hmm... the crow's feet aren't showing up too badly in that one, but this one has my nose looking crooked..."

Critical much, me? Nah...

Jennifer Colgan said...

More pants is a good thing!

And so is your hair, woman - I love it like that!

Leigh C. said...

Love the more pants...and that hair is gorgeous! I'd love those curls in mine!