Monday, September 04, 2006

Sister Dear's Approach to Weight Loss

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She's considered such drastic measures for years.
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She has long realized that all that extra weight was weighing her down (pun intended).
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Last summer in Peru she gained 15 pounds (I'm not kidding).
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She was determined and managed to lose 5 inches (near the waist), but it wasn't enough, she thought.
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On return to the States, without the constant temptation of Peruvian rice, she quickly returned to her previous size.
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But she knew she still was weighted down.
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So she finally took the plunge.
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Goodbye, extra weight!
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Yep, Hannah lost 13 inches in just 3 minutes ;-). Yikes!
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22 comments:

Anna Naomi said...

Hehe! That's really funny! I wasn't quite prepared for the ending picture... I was wondering what it was all about! =)

Jessie said...

Me too! I didn't know what was going on here : )

Should I be sorry for you, Hannah? I remember when I got my hair "chopped" last August. 16 inches, all at once *sigh.* But it was for Locks of Love, so I guess it was a good thing.
I sure do miss my long hair though! It's growing back, slowly but surely. Sometime (when I have more time!) I'll have to tell you what my Hannah said the day I went to have it cut...

John Dekker said...

I love the eyes!

Ashley said...

She did it!! I didn't think she would... So, Hannah, what do you think now that you've returned to the world of short(er) hair?

Lydia said...

Susan, you are so ornery! I thought to myself, "I wonder if Hannah knows that her sister is publicly brodcasting her weight loss attempts for everyone to see?" It didn't seem like something you would do. Then again...;) I couldn't figure out where this was going until I saw the picture. Great way to draw your audience into your writing.

Hannah, you will adapt to having shorter hair. Just think, it will only take you 2 minutes to wash your hair instead of 5! Then with your extra time you can write more poetry!

Oh, and one piece of advice...stay away from the Peruvian rice. ;)

Miriam Rebekah said...

How funny! The picture is really funny, too. My hair has been 3 feet before, and when I cut it really short, I was sad. But it's grown back now. My sister recently cut hers, but I can't do it yet. I'll have to be desperate :).

Angie said...

Very funny, Susan. So, does long hair really weigh people down that that much? I have very curly hair and have never been able to grow it past my shoulder blades. My little sister has long, thick hair past her waist, but she has never mentioned about the weight. Perhaps that is because she is so (ahem!) stiff-necked :)

une_fille_d'Ève said...

Could anyone else tell that Susan had just a little bit too much fun with this post??? ;-) I think it's funny that apparently no one had any clue what she was leading up to, except maybe that I was actually trying to lose weight! Then again, I wouldn't have caught on either before the picture. :-)
Anna, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Wow, I didn't know you had a lot chopped off, Jessie! That's my consolation too - it's for a good cause (Locks of Love too), so even if I don't like it, it was worth it. I would be interested to hear what your Hannah said when you cut your hair!
John, yeah, that was still my 'in shock' phase. ;-)
Ashley, I'm not sure yet what to think! It's really weird having short hair, and I'm not sure what to do with it. Long hair styles don't work with short hair!
Lydia, hehe, yeah, thankfully I don't have easy access to Peruvian rice, because there would be a lot more of me to love then! ;-) j/k But, it really was so good! Peruvians know how to do rice.
Miriam, 3 feet is a lot of hair! The problem with hair is that it takes so long to grow back. :-/ I wish I was one of those rare people whose hair grows more like an inch/month.
Angie, hi! I guess you're fairly new, so it's fun to 'meet' you! :-) As to hair weighing a lot, I guess it completely depends on the thickness of the hair. My hair is about medium thickness, but the main thing was that I have a bad, easily irritated neck, so it feels the weight more keenly. There are not many hair styles that wouldn't bother it and make it feel tired and really achey. We have a friend who had her hair I think about 3/4 way down her back, but she has hair that is really thick - about three times as thick as mine, so she got to the point where she was getting a headache from the weight of her hair, especially when she put it up in a ponytail, so she had to get it cut.

zan said...

Hannah,

I wouldn't call your hair short, because, now, it is my length.

I think you are my long lost relative. That picture of you looks so much like my little sister.

une_fille_d'Ève said...

Zan,
Hooray, do you mean to say that you're related to Adam and Eve too?! Or even closer - Noah? ;-) That would be funny if we were somewhat closely related, especially since we seem pretty similar and you think I look like your sister.
And maybe my hair might seem average length to most people, but after having it to my waist, it just seems really short. But, I'm sure that feeling will mostly pass with time... :-)

Katie Gillet said...

I wish you could meet my best friend: her father long ago started introducing her and her hair separately: "This is my daugter Crystal and this is her hair". I've seen her be recognized a block away in the street when her hair's down.

Susan said...

I didn't realize you chopped off 16 inches, Jessie. That's a lot! You probably told me that before, so apologies for forgetting ;). And you will have to tell me sometime what your Hannah said.

Yes, Lydia, I'm ornery. And proud of it :-D. My goal is to make my entire family feel like they are living in a fish bowl. Next up, we discuss the poor sanitary habits of _________ (fill in the blank of a family member). NOT! Hehe. Oh, and I wish my hair only took 5 minutes of washing. Ha! It takes me almost that long to work conditioner all through my hair. At least it only needs washing 2-3 times a week, though.

Angie, my hair doesn't weigh me down as much, since it's not as thick as Hannah's. Mine is just on the thick side of medium (according to arbitrary standards put out by hair experts ;). . . ), but Hannah's has more weight. Plus hers is curly, and I've never had that ;).

That is too funny, Katie! A lot of people refer to me and Hannah as "the sisters with long blond hair" but I've never had my hair introduced separately. Funny. Of course, now Hannah's ruining our reputation!

zan said...

Yes, I guess we are related if we go back to Adam and Eve. : )

I'm going to said Susan a picture of my sister, Mary. (I think I have a pretty clear one.)You have the same hair color as her.

I used to have waist length hair when I was 16. I cut it because I thought it looked stringy. I am very happy with hair a little past my shoulders with a few long layers. It looks thicker and healthier this way.

Ben Garrison said...

Yes, I guess we are related if we go back to Adam and Eve. : )

And definitely even as recently as Noah. =P

And, probably even more recently. MRCA time estimates

Anywho...very clever, sisters dear. =P

Susan said...

Right, because I trust the judgment of Richard Dawkins and company on human history explicitly. *sarcasm* ;) I'd go with the more accurate and easy common ancestor of Japheth :-D.

Susan said...

Weird. I never got a notification of your last comment, Zan. Hmmm. And yes, that would be fun if you send me a picture of your sister :).

My hair actually looks stringy if my hair is shorter, because it falls forward and settles into clumps. Hard to explain, but it looks more brushed when it's long.

Missy said...

lol! That's really funny!
I know what you are going through. Two years ago I got the nerve to cut my hair,and donated 33 inches to Locks of Love. I haven't cut my hair since!

Susan said...

This is so interesting to hear how many other girls have cut off long lengths of hair :).

33 inches, Missy???? That's a lot! I could do that, but my hair would be up to my chin, approximately. I chopped off 12 inches to donate 5 years ago, bringing my hair up to Hannah's current length (it was at my waist). It's now grown to about 9 inches below my waist (even with many trimmings). I don't think I'd be able to whack it off to my shoulders again! I like it too much long, and I like how feminine it is :). I'd maybe consider cutting it off to a little above my waist, though, but no current plans :).

Has anyone cut off more than 33 inches, or does Missy hold the record? :)

Ashley said...

I don't think my hair has ever been 33 inches long... I donated 11 inches once. :-) I will probably never donate again, but I am glad I did it once. I like short hair. Well, not as short as it is now - I don't like that. I like shoulder-length. Yep that's a nice length.

Ben Garrison said...

Right, because I trust the judgment of Richard Dawkins and company on human history explicitly. *sarcasm* ;) I'd go with the more accurate and easy common ancestor of Japheth :-D.

Well, I mentioned the article just to point out that it's highly highly likely that the MRCA of two people is much more recent than the upper bound you might give of Japheth. =P If the MRCA of *all of europe*, for example, is guestimated at 1000 AD, then the MRCA for two random people is probably much earlier.

Not important or related to your original post at all. =P Sorry, I had been reading about Y-chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve a few months ago and it made me think of it. =P

Missy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I just logged in and noticed that I had made a mistake in the length of hair I donated. It was not 33 inches but 23!! How ever that 3 got there i don't know. *looks Embarrassed* Sorry about that!

Susan said...

That's funny, Missy :). Well, 23 inches is still a lot!