Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Big Reveal

by Meghann on June 10, 2009

Boy, did I have an experience getting my hair cut today!

To save some $$ I decided to get my hair cut at the local Aveda School. I mean how can you beat $36 for highlights and $12 for a haircut? Don’t worry I have had my cut there before and have nothing but good things to say about the results. It’s getting to the results that are a challenge.

The highlights took longer then normal due to the foil newbies and my super thick hair. And when it came time for the haircut I believe the girl was afraid to cut it as short as I wanted. She started at one level and then I had to keep telling her to go shorter. Finally her instructor just came over and cut my hair for her.

So 4 hours later I emerged with a haircut I was very happy with and a smile on my face

DSCN1535.JPG

What do you think? I love it!!

DSCN1553.JPG

I’m awful at taking self portraits, but I did attempt to get a picture of the back as well.

DSCN1545.JPG

DSCN1557.JPG

You kind of get the idea. :)

Backing up to earlier in the day. I snacked on a pack of Annie Bunny Fruit Snacks mid morning.

DSCN1524.JPG

The whole morning I was looking forward to the wonderful lunch I had packed the night before.

DSCN1526.JPG

This was seriously one of those meals that when I finished I kept repeating how great it was to myself.

I had left over Yuca.

DSCN1532.JPG

Carrots with Almond Butter

DSCN1527.JPG

An Apple that I also dipped in the almond butter.

DSCN1533.JPG

And the last piece of Raw Goat Milk Cheese to round the meal out.

DSCN1531.JPG

I always find the randomly paired meals are usually the best. :)

Though my lunch did fill me up, by the time I made it home after my extra-long hair appointment I was STARVING. I made the big mistake of going to the appointment snack free.

As soon as I took Abbie out, I got to work in the kitchen throwing together an easy peezy colorful stir fry.

DSCN1547.JPG

In a wok I added

  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Green Beans
  • Red Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Eggplant
  • Pineapple
  • Tempeh
  • Mushroom

I then coated it with this sauce I had picked up at Trader Joes in San Diego.

DSCN1540.JPG

This curry sauce had the perfect level of spiciness to it and really did a great job of bringing the whole meal together.

DSCN1549.JPG

Every vegetable I added to this dish was fresh, the only item that was packaged was the tempeh. I loved how colorful and refreshing this dish came out. It was a perfect, healthy stir fry.

1/2 of one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Trail Mix Blondies was patiently waiting for me for dessert. :)

DSCN1552.JPG

Now I’m off to go stare in a mirror and play with my new haircut. :)

Good Night!!

{ 90 comments }

Marathon Reflection: The Battle Scars

June 10, 2009

I am glad everyone enjoyed my previous Marathon Reflection post on Weight & Hunger. To hear everyone had similar experiences is really encouraging and eye opening. I thought long and hard on what to focus on this week, but all I really had to do was look towards my feet for inspiration. Last Friday I more »

Read some more →

Dance Party

June 10, 2009

To help wake me up and get the blood flowing this morning I decided to have a dance party in my living room. I put my Marathon Mix on my Itunes at full blast and just started grooving to the music. Thankfully my blinds were closed tight and Abbie never feels the need to judge more »

Read some more →