Getting this mullet cut today.
A couple of weeks ago (pre wedding) I went out for drinks (shocking) and met a super cool gal (Erin)
with my not so cool friend Steve. She proved to be really nice and quite witty, like most of Steve’s friends (what happened to Steve, we’ll never know). Flash forward to a few weeks later when she posts on Facebook that she got this wicked haircut. I can’t tell you how cute it is, so I will show you here. She came to the wedding celebration with wedding crasher (not my sister’s friend) Steve with her cute new do. She mentioned that as she was poking around the interwebs she found my website. My short fat haircut inspired her trip to the salon. Erin, you look amazing, you are amazing. I may just have a girlcrush. Good luck on your Team Cheetah fundraising endeavors for the AIDS ride.
I have mentioned before that the search terms that consistently bring in the highest traffic on the blog have to do with the short fat haircut. I have tinkered with the idea of finding other fatties with short hair to promote. Some people probably wouldn’t appreciate it if I approached them by saying, “hey, I have a blog and like to feature fat women with short hair, can I take your photo??” So I thought I’d whip out the google and give it a test drive. I typed in “fat, short, haircut” in the search bar and clicked on images to get the results. I am BLOWN away with my own fame. All I have to say is, I have the fattest ass and shortest hair around!!!!
1/2 year into this blog thing. I’ve had 5500 visits. Many repeats, some newbies, some meanies, some people curious about health at every size, but most people curious about my short fat haircut. I’ve learned that many of us out there who fall into this thinking that–
“Because I am fat I can’t _______ (fill in the blank)”
When I started the blog last year, I spent a long time thinking about my mantra. I was new to this thinking, new to actually accepting who I am. I wrote this little ditty, MY MANTRA!
- I am not how much I weigh or how much I’ve gained or how much I’ve lost.
- I am not what I eat…I’m what I do and what I say.
- Changing my shape and size isn’t going to make me happy.
- Changing the way I feel about my body/myself will.
- I respectfully decline to discuss your size, my size, her size or his size in any way.
- I will eat what I want, and move on.
- I swim, bike, or run every day…being healthy doesn’t mean being thin.
- I embrace my body as a part of me.
I still believe those words. I’ve been a little lax on the swim, bike run thing. But, I am working my way back up to more than 3 times a week.
As I go into 2009 here are some things I am thinking about and some things I want to work on.
1. I want to do things that help my health.
2. I want to work out and I want to have more conscious eating experiences.
3. I want to talk to people more about losing weight about how it makes people feel both losing and gaining.
4. I want to rock the shopping world by confronting shops and stores who don’t have clothing for people who look like me.
5. I want to have fun at the events I do (triathlons and other competitions)
6. Finally, I want to write about the things that inspire you, make you feel less alone, make you laugh or simply make you make fun of me.
Here’s to 2009..keeping it short and sassy!
Just wanted to say, I am still loving the haircut. It is great to wake up and not have to do a think to my hair to get ready. Since the July chopoff, I have had it cut shorter and shorter. It is a sense of freedom! Those of you out there on the fence should give it a try.
Here is a recent picture of me and my do.
I have wanted short hair for a long time now. Very short hair. Last week, a girlfriend told me she had seen a woman at the pool with my build (aka fat) and my face (aka round and full moonish) with a short little boy haircut and it looked awesome. I was so excited to hear this. You see, I am of the “you can’t have short hair if you are fat” generation. I don’t know if our mothers told us that, our peers, our hairdressers or who, but I felt inspired. The next day, I did some research online about fat girls with short haircuts. I found a few blogs, some web pages for weight loss….interesting how that always seems to pop up when I type fat……and I finally found this entry on the Shapely Prose (lol your fat)blog. She struggles to find a person who will cut her hair and not give her grief. Check out her head gals…she rocks. So, I drum up all of my strength and make an appointment at a local salon. I am completely prepared to go tete a tete with anyone who might comment on my size vs. the size of my hair. I mean, how much of my fat does my hair really cover up anyway?
I go to the salon armed with a printout of the entire blog about her haircut, plus her photo. Leo washes my hair and asks what I want to do with my hair today. I tell him I want to cut it all off. Leo proceeds to tell me how great I am going to look with short hair. That my hair is going to be like art. Then, he puts his hands around his head, like they are earmuffs and says….”What do you think this is doing for you anyway?” He is referring to the curls that bush from my head.
Since I got the haircut about a million compliments. Only three “negatives”. I think people are confused about who I am with this new do!!! I’ll post a photo tonight.
Till then. Call me pixie!!!