For our diet and, indeed, in every aspect of our lives, we must remember to relax from demands of unrealistic ideal. For those trying to lose weight, you cannot be Barbie. For those lifting weights, you cannot be Governor of California. Accepting this principle first, can give you peace of mind to love what you do have, lower frustration, and actually make weight loss easier in long run!
A few years ago while driving to drugstore I watched a family walk across street. There was a woman who appeared to be in her 70's with a thick mass of black hair flowing down her back. Next to her was another woman 40ish with a thick mass of black hair flowing down her back. And walking with them, a teen with a thick mass of black hair flowing down her back, and alongside her was a girl about six years old with a thick mass of black hair flowing down her back. The teen was pushing a pram. I craned my neck and observed a tiny baby tucked inside – no there was no flowing mass of black hair. But I could see little black tufts starting up and I was willing to bet what that would look like in future.
I drove on to drugstore feeling a bit gloomy. When I got to store, I saw rows of hair beautification products. Products to pump up volume, smooth, curl, add bounce. I had tried many of them in past with maybe some improvement but not much. What I really needed was more hair. If any of those ladies walking would give me just a little bit of their hair I would really benefit and I doubt if they would miss it. I have baby fine blond hair. The kind that wilts in heat, hangs limply in rain and loses its style quickly.
Later that week, I happened to catch talk show Maury. Women were on show complaining about their hair. One young African American lady caught my attention. About 14 years old, she had wiry black hair. It sprouted out from her head and went all over place. She cried as she told Maury that she had not had a comb in her hair in years because it got all tangled. I was shocked as she told Maury that insects landed in her hair and stayed there. And I thought I had problem hair.
After watching show, I started thinking about my hair and instead of viewing it as a problem I decided to focus on assets. Ok my hair was very fine ... but that meant a couple minutes with blow dryer was all it took to dry it. My hair grew very slowly ... but that meant I saved money when I got highlights because it took them forever to grow out. Also I would never have to pay for an "UPDO" because there was not enough hair to do up!