when i was in grad school, in one of my classes -- health education -- i learned that there were 6 stages of change when trying to change behaviors.
1. precontemplation -- you're in denial or don't even release you have a problem.
2. contemplation -- this is me almost all of the time about pretty much every behavior i've ever wanted to change. overeating, not exercising, procrastinating, not being so snarky (heh).
3. preparation -- this is me now with regards to my weight (my procastinating problem will have to wait for now, the snarky will never move past stage 2.). i started this here blog, i've signed up for weightwatchers again, i bought fruit and other healthy foods at the store, i left food on my plate at dinner and i cut off all of my hair.
ok not all of my hair, but i felt as if my hair was holding me back. like i was using it as an excuse for not exercising (oh i don't want to wash it blah blah blah) or for hiding or whatever, doesn't matter, i just felt like it was holding me back. so i had it cut.
so much was cut off -- 8 inches or so then it was razor cut so another big huge clump of it came off -- that i swear i feel like i've lost a couple of pounds from my head. heh. i feel better already.