Friday, February 25, 2011

Hair de Hair Hair

Okay, call me vain, but I have always been proud of my hair.  I always considered it my best feature.  Long, thick, hair other women envy....

Not anymore.  I knew that hair loss was a side affect of WLS but hoped it would pass me by.  No such luck.  It started and gets worse every day.  I didn't think it would make me so miserable, but it does.  I'm sure no one else can see the difference, but I do.

It's supposed to last for several months, in which case I just hope I have some left when it's done.  It will of course grow back, and there isn't anything I can do to stop it, so I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it.

As far as the weight loss is concerned.  I'm up to 80 pounds lost.  I've been stuck for the last few weeks and it's coming off very slow.  I still have about 40 more to go, and I find myself impatient and frustrated.  I guess it's not something most everyone would understand unless you've been or are morbidly obese.

Yes I look different and better, but according to the medical BMI scale I am still considered "obese".  I long for the days of "overweight" and "normal".


DesertHen said...

I had no clue that hair loss was part of the WLS journey! You are not vain for worrying about the hair loss either! Anyone would be concerned! I think you are doing an amazing job on your journey...keep up the hard work and you will get those last 40 off in no time! =) By the way, I applaud you for taking this journey on during the winter months..the hardest months to be active in! With spring around the bend, I'm sure getting out and doing different activities will be very appealing to you and will speed up the process.


Lori Skoog said...

Coleen...I have wondered about you...thanks for the update. Wow, you have made some serious strides! You should be very proud of yourself.