Week 15 of the Year of Fear

Morgan’s Fear:  #35 Get Eyebrows Waxed

Once again, I can’t help but think that my fear of the week is so small in the grand scheme of things. I mean, really? Getting my eyebrows waxed is scary? Well, maybe not  so much scary as something I’ve been avoiding my whole life.

Maybe I should back up a bit. Way back, when I was in middle school (when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, yada yada yada), someone told me that, if you shave/pluck/wax off facial hair, it would grow back twice as thick and hairy. That was all it took to scare me off of attempting to give myself an eyebrow grooming…until now.

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Although I was still nervous any hair I removed would come back to haunt me, I went ahead and bought a box of wax strips at the drugstore and hoped for the best. After ripping of the last strip from between my brows, I studied the results in the mirror. Surprisingly, I didn’t notice a huge difference. It seemed like way more trouble than it was worth. But then again, perhaps my face just is hirsute enough for it to be worth all the bother. Regardless, I can now say that I’ve “had my brows done”. One more box can be checked off a long list of “femme” things I have yet to experience.  This has been your trustee Senior Tomboy correspondent singing off. Stay classy and good night folks!

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Chris’s Fear: Weighing myself

If you listened to the latest podcast, I was supposed to not weigh myself for a whole week….well that didn’t happen. I was not able to face my fear this week.

To explain (i.e. give you all my excuse) here it is: since moving back East I have steadily lost weight. I will not give you any numbers because I recognize that can be triggering (for myself and others). Numbers aside, let’s just say it’s a chunk. I am not in the “red zone” by any means so no need to worry but the amount of weight is still worrisome.

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Since the recent weight loss, I’ve been afraid that if I stop weighing myself I will restrict my calories, so that when I do weigh myself again, I will be even lower.

I am going to talk it over with my therapist this week and figure out a plan on what to do. I know that weighing myself each morning is not the healthiest thing to do for me, but it is hard to stop. I will cross this off my list eventually; I just need to make sure that when I do it does not put me in worse shape.

Have any of you experienced this? What did you find as the best way? Let us know


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