Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The New Me!

Hello Friends!
I was in desperate need of a haircut and got 10 inches cut off.
It has been long forever. In fact I can't even remember when
it was this short last. It feels so cool with this hot weather.
I love it! I hope you like it too.
Join me for my own little photo session.
Here it is!
The black ruffled top and necklace are from Cato.Excuse my grays. I have never colored my hair...yet.
I've been enjoying new ways to style it.
I've been using Paul Mitchells smoothing serum.
It smells very fresh and clean.
I already have a lot of auburn so I'm thinking
about adding some more reddish highlights.
That was fun!
Many of you have asked to see some weight loss photos
and with my new haircut I felt inspired to take them.
Here I am at 48 pounds down!
To read my first weight loss post click here.
I'm still working hard at it and feel fantastic!
To read my progress and how I did it click here.

Thumbs up to all of you on this journey. I know you can do it!
Have a wonderful week!

133 comments:

Decorchick! said...

Melissa you look fantastic!! Love the new hair! Grey hair, are you serious?? I don't see any! You are so beautiful and you have done an amazing job. Congrats again on the weight loss. I bet you feel great!! xxoo

Samantha said...

Your hair looks fabulous! The cut suits you perfectly, and I can't even see any gray hairs in your photos! It's rare these days to find people who don't color their hair! I haven't yet, either, but one day I may end up doing it!

I've been a faithful user of Paul Mitchell's smoothing serum for a few years. I have really fine hair, and I love that it doesn't weigh my hair down. It also helps protect it from heat damage. Great product!

Donna said...

Love the new look!!! I bet you do feel cooler - my hair is not nearly as long as yours and I know how much heat it can trap. Love the Cato shirt also - it's one of my favorite stores!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You look great and I love the hair cut!

middle child said...

You are beautiful! You hair is already multi-faceted. No highlights needed. Peace.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Melissa:
You. Look. FABULOUS!!! I love your new hairstyle, and Congratulations on your weight loss! As a gift to myself when I turned 50, I quit coloring my hair. Wish I'd never done it to begin with. I really liked the color that was mine, but I hadn't seen in about 35 years. I was pleasantly surprised.
xoxo
Donna

Debbie said...

You are beautiful, gosh I love your hair!!~ Looking very good Melissa you must feel like a million bucks!

Jemsmom said...

Oh my gosh!!! You are stunning!!!!!!!!!! I don't think I had ever seen a picture of you up close. You are so pretty and I am so proud of you and your weight loss. I am kicking my butt into gear now. I have just let it creep up and I am so mad at myself for doing it, but I can do it again and what an inspiration you are! Your hair looks fabulous! You look fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Melissa you look beautiful!!! I'm so happy for you and your weight loss!

Dan said...

Melissa~

You new haircut looks wonderful! You have done a fantastic job with your weight loss. You are an inspiration to more people than you realize.

I hope you have a happy 4th of July...celebrating your independence from your long hair...pretty witty...huh?

~Dan~

Julie Harward said...

Melissa...Way to go girl...you can be proud of yourself, that is hard, self-mastery work! You have such beautiful hair and it looks so nice on the new you! :D

{ L } said...

You're a doll Melissa! Your hair looks so soft and healthy. Congrats again on this exciting time of weight loss. <3

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You look great....LOVE the haircut....What a great look....Have a FUN FOURTH

Tara G. said...

Look how beautiful you are! I've never colored my hair either!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Melissa, you look fabulous!!!
LOVE the new hair, and honey, that ain't GRAY hair... that is Mother Nature mixing in a little platinum blonde for some lovely streaks.

My daughter Alida just had 10 inches cut off her hair -- she grows it out purposefully, and when it is very long she gets it cut, and donates the cut-off "pony tail" to Locks Of Love, which makes wigs for children with cancer.

She's done this 3 or 4 times since high school.

Between your weight loss (woohoo!) and your new snazzy sexy hairdo --- you are just plain old gorgeous!

What a great way to begin the summer.
Cass

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

You look wonderful! I just cut 13.5" and yes, it does feel good. Congrats on your weight loss too!

mishebe said...

you look fantastic and LOVE the do...

Trish said...

Love the hair!! Looks so full and healthy, I saw no grays!!! You also look FANTASTIC!!! So so proud and inspired by your hard work!

Sandy said...

You LOOK Fabulous Melissa. I love the new doo!!

Anna said...

Dear Melissa,you look fantastic!Your new hair cut is so nice.I'm happy for you,kisses from Italy,Anna.

Liz said...

Well, hello, BEAUTIFUL! Melissa, you are GORGEOUS!! Your hair looks AMAZING and I love the cut and style! Congrats on the weight loss, I am so proud of you...doing the "happy dance" with you! Thanks for sharing; you truly inspire us in so many ways, thank you! XO ~Liz

Kimberly said...

You look great~ Your hair looks so healthy!

A Marine's Wife! said...

love love love the hair!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, you are just gorgeous and what gorgeous shiny healthy glorious hair. I wish you had a before photo of your weight journey. I am sure my mouth would drop open. You look fantastic and congrats on sticking with it. That is the hardest thing to do. I love your hair that length and the color is beautiful and you have virgin hair, wow. Most people have colored their hair.

Patti said...

you look beautiful!!! Love your new hairstyle!! Congratulations again on your weight loss!! I'm still at it too!! Its getting harder though, but Im determined! You are an inspiration!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am in desperate need of a haircut too!! I spend the money on things for the family or house! Your hair looks awesome and I didn't notice any gray!! Congratulations on the weight loss. I must have joined your blog after that post so I went back and read it. Are you now off of the medicine? That would be awesome if you were able to control it with weight loss! Keep up the good work and your looking great!

Dawn said...

Simply gorgeous, dahling!

Paula said...

Your new haircut looks great! Isn't it amazing how good a haircut can make you feel??

Paula said...

Your new haircut looks great! Isn't it amazing how good a haircut can make you feel??

Charon Benton said...

You look GREAT! My goal is 50 lbs..so far I'm down 30, but we'll get there!! I LOVE your new haircut! Super cute!

Judy said...

You are a beautiful young woman! Love your hair and WOW 48 pounds! Truly an inspiration for us all. We are supposed to start our exercise program next week and I'm hoping I can stay inspired to keep it up. The older you get the harder it is to take it off.

Have a great 4th of July!
Judy

Richella said...

Your hair looks just wonderful, Melissa. And overall you look FANTASTIC! I am so proud of you for persevering and improving your health so dramatically. You always looked nice; I've never seen a photo of you that looked anything other than pretty. But now you look stunning! Good for you!!

It's nice to know someone else who has never colored her hair. I, too, am getting a LOT of grays these days (I'm almost 47, so I guess I can't complain). And I'm scared of coloring my hair! Please show us photos if you decide to go that route.

Have a great day!!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
You look gorgeous. Love your new hair style. Looks very becoming on you. Highlights would look great! You look as young and beautiful as you did in your wedding photo.
You are to be commended for all your hard work and it has really paid off.
Thumbs up to you, friend!!
Happy Fourth!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Just beautiful, Melissa! I love your new hair style so much. You truly look fantastic and I am very proud of you. I know this hasn't been an easy process but you are so much healthier now. You look and no doubt feel great! :)

Donna

mle said...

Melissa, you are just a showcase of Fabulousness!! The hair, the outfit, the new bod - what an inspiration!! & as for your 'natural highlights' : ) embrace them!! congrats!

Melanie said...

Oh Melissa, I LOVE IT! You have beautiful full thick hair. It is gorgeous and SO ARE YOU!

(our haircuts are almost the same except yours is so full:)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hello pretty girl...you are just a doll.

Barb ♥

Denise said...

Melissa you look amazing :-) I love your hair. I'm desperately waiting to get mine colored again but my appt is not til July 13th! My hairdresser only works 2 days a week and I've been waiting for nearly a month for a color. I never colored my hair until I was 40 and then it was only highlights, but this time I need an all over color to hide the grey (I'm 47 this year!)
Have a wonderful 4th weekend.

Stacey said...

Well look at your gorgeous! You look great! Your hair is the kind we all dream of. I agree with the others that there's no gray there. I'll tell you my experience with coloring...I started highlighting my hair just for fun several years ago. Mine is naturally about the color of yours. There is definitely expensive maintenance required about every 6 weeks. Sometimes I wish I hadn't started it but I refuse to go gray so I'll continue. :)

Your weight loss journey is amazing. The most important thing about losing weight is how it improves your health. I'm very proud of you! Of course, the bonus is how good you look and the new wardrobe that comes with it. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hey pretty lady! : ) I love your hair! Did you get long layers? I have had layers {long and short} forever and am almost to the point where they are grown out. My hair is just past my shoulders; I don't go shorter than what you currently have. I don't even see any grays! Lucky you not having to color ~ I have to do mine every 4 weeks! I have natural reddish highlights in my hair, too, but for the summer I got a caramel highlighting done. Looking good, Melissa!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That haircut is so flattering on you, I really like it! You look amazing. And I'm not sure where this gray hair is you speak of, I can't see it. I tried to color my hair not long ago but my hair seems to have rejected it. My hair comes in darker auburn and the sun must lighten it up because I end up with two tone hair. So I colored it darker all over but it didn't work. I may have to give it another try, we'll see. :)
Have a great holiday weekend!
~Michelle

Robin said...

I seriously don't notice a grey hair on your head. Adorable cut - you'd look fabulous with some highlights/lowlights. OMG over all the lost pounds! Love the ruffle top by the way!

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~Kristen~ said...

Melissa!!! Girl, you are GORGEOUS!!!! Truly stunning!!! Love the new 'do, and I couldn't see a single! Your hair looks so shiny and healthy! Cute top, too. Lookin' good girl!!!

Hope you and hubby have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!!!

Big hugs!!! :-)

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, Your style and cut are just beautiful and the layers are so pretty!You look so wonderful, God bless you.The black shirt and beads are adorable too.Thanks for sharing your new look! Happy fourth of July.~Take care~Emelia

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! You are looking good girl!!!

Your hair is cute and sassy.

I need to go back to the beginning of your journey and see how you lost the weight.

Blessings,
Rhonda

Morgan said...

You look amazing! I am so proud of you and happy for you! I LOVE the new haircut. Your hair looks so thick and heathly - just gorgeous!

Teri said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations on the weight loss! Love your hair!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh you skinny thing you! You look fabulous Melissa & your hair is beautiful. Congrats on the weight loss...you go girl!

Rose Haven said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...you look absolutely stunning!! Between the NEW hair and the NEW slim body...you're a NEW YOU!!!!

:-)

I wish I could say I never colored my hair...YET!! I started coloring my hair at the age of 16. I worked in a drug store, the owner's wife was a hair dresser...and I already had silver hair - the kind that kinda glows in the dark - sooooooooooooo, I took home a box and colored my hair while my folks were gone. Boy, did I hear about it from my mom when they got home.

I don't know what all the hull-a-ba-loo was all about...I had very, very dark brown hair and I went with SOFT BLACK!! I loved it!!!

Over the years, I've lightened it!! And, it's ALMOST ALWAYS been short!!! LOL!! WAAAAAAAAY shorter than yours!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl.. you look fantastic.... love the hair cut, mine is cut the same way.. love it, easy and timeless...but I'm striving for 10 more inches..lol.. the touches of gray you see look light highlights to me.. You are one beautiful girl... congrats on your weight loss. hugs ~lynne~

linda said...

A beautiful haircut for a beautiful girl! I love it!

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi Melissa~ why HAVE you been hiding behind that camera? you need to be in front of it more. You are beautiful, and I love the new hair. HOLY COW~ 10 inches... it must of been so long. I think red hightlights or auburn would be beautiful. You look fanatastic way to go GIRLIE! hugs, Jenn

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Melissa...you look amazing! Just gorgeous! I love your outfit...the ruffles are soooo girly and pretty!

I can't believe you cut off ten inches...so brave! Your haircut is wonderful! It is perfect for you! Love...love...love!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Brittany said...

You look great, Melissa!! What an inspiration to us all :) And your hair is just beautiful - it's nice to hear of someone else that doesn't color their hair :) Mine has never been colored, either. I've been loving all the ruffled tops from Cato's, too - they've got some really cute things right now.

Jenglamgirl said...

Hey Meliss~
I inspired you, REALLY? SIGHHHH!!! i AM NOT at all at the size I want to be... that is why most my pics are chest up... I don't hate my size but I want to be thinner. Anyway, I do more headshot pics. (if you haven't notices he!) The way I see it... is I am not going to be young forever.. so If I get a good picture of myself that I think looks good and is pretty, then I will share it.... Like I said you need to be in front of the camera more, REALLY you do! You have a happy 4th too sweet friend. Hugs again, Jenn

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! You look fantastic! Congratulations again on your weight loss!

Many Blessings,
M.

Melissa Marie said...

Your hair looks fantastic! I love the Paul Mitchell Smoothing Serum, too! Mostly for the smell! haha
Congratulations again on the weight loss...that is such an accomplishment and something to be so proud of! You look beautiful! :)

Gypsy Heart said...

I don't see any grey hair at all. It looks beautiful! Did you dontate to Locks of Love? YOU look beautiful ~ and Iknow you're feeling fantastic. Thanks for sharing the new do!

Have a fun & safe 4th ~
Pat

Ms. Bake-it said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Great hair cut! You look fabulous! Did you donate the 10" to Locks of Love? I will be making another donation (4th) to them within the next couple of months. My son measured the length for me last night and it is long enough but I still want to wait another month or two. Your photo does not show any gray hair. I have some but am just not willing to start coloring it (yet).

Have a fabulous Fourth of July weekend!

~ Tracy

Melissa :) said...

Aren't you just the cutie patootie? You look great! Love the hair, love the body (ok, that just sounds all kinds of wrong...baha) - you should be so proud! :)

(I ♥ Cato!)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh sweet daughter you are so pretty and thin...Girl I love your new do...it is so you...Your just daling my sweet girl...Hope you have a GREAT fourth and be sure and tell Alex thanks for our freedom...Love ya girl Gl♥ria

Our Cottage Blessings said...

Your hair looks fantastic...it is so great to get a renewed look!! Enjoy your new look, go out for dinner...you deserve to be shown off!

Freckles said...

ooooooohhh la la....lovely. I'm just loving it because I need a new do. I trim my own hair....I need to pamper myself...maybe this weekend:) xoxo

Your totally stunning babe:)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Girlfriend, you look absolutely fabulous!!! Ohhh...I love your new haircut and style...you have such pretty hair! Wow...10 in. is alot of hair! Hehe! Anyway, this haircut and style really suits you...FABULOUS!!! Sweet friend, I have been so anxious to see photos of you since you have taken off all of that weight...YOU DID IT!!! I'm just soooo very happy for you and soooo proud of you too! Melissa, you are such a beautiful woman...inside and out!!! I feel very blessed to know you and have your friendship! Well sweet lady...I love your photo debut...YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Jo said...

Love, love, love it! What a gret lenght and style. You look fabulous ~ it's the new you!

I'm getting my hair colored tomorrow and was thinking of going a little darker ~ now that I've seen your photos it's a done deal.

Jo

Lisa said...

Well don't you look snazzy, Miss Melissa! LOL! I love your new do.:)

Lynda said...

I love, love, LOVE your new do!! You have such gorgeous hair...any style would look great. You look simply wonderful, Melissa! You're an inspiration to us all.

Kristens Creations said...

Melissa! You look beautiful!! Love your hair and cute outfit! You are in such great shape...I'm so proud of you!! I've been waiting to see some pics of you, I'm so glad you posted.

We got back from our trip on Monday. I have been getting things back in order ever since. There was dog and cat hair everywhere and the yard was soooo grown up! I ended up practically shaving Sassy. I just can't deal with all of that hair! lol...Anyway we had a great time and I finally got my post up. I've been working on it since yesterday! I posted tons of pics...come take a look. Kristen

mbkatc230 said...

You look fabulous! And more importantly, I bet you feel great too. I love the haircut, you have gorgeous hair. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about any gray (which I can't see anyway). I finally gave up the battle, I figure I've earned every single one of my "highlights" lol. Kat

9405018--Pat said...

Melissa you look fabulous..Great job!!!!!Pat H

Valerie@it'sonly100pounds said...

Melissa you are beautiful! Love the new hairstyle and that top is so cute! Congrats again on the weight loss!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I love it Melissa!! I didn't see any gray hairs at all :) It looks fantastic on you!! ~ Laura

Reynie @ Southern Girl Rambling said...

Love it! And seriously, I can't believe you've never had to color it! Mine turns so gray so quick that I've been having to color it for EVER! Jealous! You look beautiful!

A Refocused Life said...

WOW! You look absolutely amazing! Love the hair cut - very chic.

Kristi said...

Girlie, you are GORGEOUS!!!! The haircut looks FANTASTIC!!! I am in SUCH a need of a change!!!! you are inspiring me!! And you are a skinny minny!!!! You look great! Bravo to YOU! :)
xoxo
Kristi

Nancy from OHIO said...

You are the "BOMB" girlfriend! Absolutely beautiful haircut for an absolutely beautiful woman. What does your husband think??? Mine calls me his Trophy Wife ever since I lost 30 lbs. I started getting "SPARKLES" in my hair and I got Blonde High Lights. Loved it and got more! Once again Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me and others! Have a Happy 4th of July! Nancy from OHIO

Pam said...

I love the hair. It looks so bouncy and lightweight. Congrats on the weightloss. That is a huge amount to lose!

Connie said...

You look like you hav highlight in your hair. Gray is WHITE and that I don't see. You look great.

Enjoy your weekend and have fun !

Love the Decor! said...

Love that hair style!! You look amazing... bet hubby feels so very proud of you!
Happy fourth

Tam said...

Hope you have a great 4th and LOVE your Hair!!!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! WOW!
Thank you so much for your comment tonight on my blog! THANK YOU!
Have a pretty night!
Kristin

Jenn said...

You look great!! love the hair!

Deanna said...

Melissa, Looks great!!!!
Such a nice cut for you.

God bless and may you have a super 4th of July,
d from HomeHaven

Musings Of A Gem said...

You look stunning! Your hair looks so healthy too :D

Good job on your weight loss..it is very inspirational.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend : )

Gemma x

LISA C. PARSONS said...

Hi Melissa! I love th new you and the new look!!! You look GREAT!!!

I have updated my blog with three new posts. Hope you will stop by if you are bored!!! HA!

Have a safe and Happy Fourth!!!!

Sonia said...

Melissa,

Looks amazing!! I don't see any gray hairs!! Love your outfit too!!

Happy Fourth

Miss Bloomers

The Blonde Duck said...

LOVE it!

KATHY said...

Hi Melissa, You look beautiful!And what a fantastic job on the weight loss.I love your new haircut!Wishing you and your family a Happy 4th....Kathy

Erin said...

You look fantastic! Congrats on losing all your weight. Have a happy fourth!

Barbie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really appreciate it. And your hair looks fabulous!

Benita said...

Melissa !!!!! You are beautiful !!!! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous, I would give anything to have such pretty hair !!! You are such a pretty lady, congratulations on your weight loss !! Keep posting those beautiful pictures of yourself ~ you should be proud !!!
LUVS~N~HUGS to YOU ♥
Benita

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

*standing ovation* brava! You look beautiful...so proud of you. You work it girl, you deserve it! :)

xinex said...

You look absolutely beautiful, Melissa! Love your hair too! Congratulations on what you have achieved and I know it wasn't easy so I salute you!...Christine

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

OH Melissa....you are absolutely adorable and your hair style is so flattering on you! I peeked at your first post on weight loss, you mentioned that the pictures were not recent and I soooo related. I need to lose 30-40 lbs so current photos are awful...so puffy in the face. YOU look fantastic!

Rhonda said...

Melissa, it's so great to SEE you! You look fantastic, and your hair is beautiful! I don't see any gray at all :) Short hair for summer is the way to go, and with your new "look" you must feel sensational. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love it. I got mine cut today as well.

You look fabulous,

Cheri

Shelia said...

Oh, Melissa, you are just so beautiful! I love your new hair cut and look at your eyes! Gorgeous!
Now, I can't help myself. I see you snapping in front of a mirror. Could I take this photo and make you a Bathroom Diva? I would never do it without your permission. I usually try to wait until I have a few. Again, Melissa, I will not do it unless you allow me to. But I hope you will. You'll be the most gorgeous one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa said...

Losing weight is hard. I am working on it right now too...good job!!

Pamela said...

Your hair looks great Melissa!

Risa said...

I love your hair!! It's so cute. You look great!

Sandy Cooper said...

GREAT HAIR.

But can I just say...48 pounds?!?!?!?! Are you kidding me??? Way to go. I just want to run and hug you. So very proud of your hard work. WOW.

I would LOVE for you to guest post for me some time and share your weight loss/fitness journey.

Pretty please?

Blessings,
Sandy

Angie said...

You and your new haircut look beautiful!

Kristens Creations said...

How funny that our dads look alike! Alot of people say I look like him...I know I have his legs. No muscle tone! lol...I looked at your last post and your wreath is really pretty! I love the "Faith" in the middle...might have to try something like that. I'm going to have to find some boxes to ship wreaths in soon. I really need to get on the ball! I've been a little lazy this summer.

I saw that you covered the plug with the basket of sticks,it looks great! You mentioned the AC vent...I painted ours the color of the walls. That way they blend right in. They are all in the ceiling, but my cielings are painted the same color as the walls. I don't even notice them now... just a thought. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! We are planning on cooking out and watching some fireworks. They will be puny compaired to what we saw last week! lol...Kristen

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You look fabulous! When I went back to work my personal goals fell to the wayside. You make me want to get back at it! Oh yes and I don't see any gray...what are you talking about?

Audra said...

Wow! This is such a transformation1 You look incredible1 Love the hair and the gorgeous outfit. I am still rocking the long hair, maybe I will get the nerve up one day to cut it.

Draffin Bears said...

Looking great Melissa and you must be feeling so proud of yourself.
Your shorter hair style is lovely and will be cooler and so much easier to manage.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

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Lori said...

Three cheer for Melissa!!
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Such a accomplishment! Your new style is breath - taking!! Hubby will love it too! Love,Lori

Margo said...

Look at you! You look beautiful! I don't see those grays you're talking about! Your natural color is great. Thanks for sharing your pics - I just started working out and hope to lost another 15 lbs on top of the 20 I lost last year.
Keep up the good work!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Melissa you look gorgeous! I love the hair cut! I'm with you on getting it shorter at least for the summer. I just cut mine to above shoulder height for the summer. Congrats on your weight loss - you look terrific and I know you feel great!


Happy 4th!

Manuela

Kim said...

Dahling, you look FABULOUS!!!
Seriously Melissa, you totally rock that haircut.
xoxo,
Kim

Betsy said...

You have beautiful hair, I have finally decided to get serious about weight loss also. You look Marvelous!
Betsy

Southern Comfort said...

Hello! I'm your newest follower. I'm a fellow military wife and lover of decor. Love your blog! xoxo-Beth

Piney Rose said...

You look great! You inspired me to do something about my health/weight, and I have lost 11 pounds! It has taken awhile, and I'm still working on it, but I feel so much better!

Melody Parris said...

OMG!!! You look absolutly amazing! I can not get over how beautiful you look. Your new haircut is soo tres chic. You worked really hard to loose weight and it shows. Melissa you look so beautiful and you have inspired me to try too. You are an insperation for everyone!

-Melody

Lisa said...

Well done on your weight loss! You look great! I know you enjoy your beautiful new hair cut! It is nice when you can feel good about yourself! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, you are gorgeous! laurie

momof3girls said...

Way to go! You look wonderful!

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

wow...go Melissa!!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You are so pretty! Congratulations on the weight loss! Love the new do!

Katherine

miss corner cape said...

wow, good for you! that is a great accomplishment...a friend of mine recently lost 50 pounds and i know how proud she feels!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind comment on my hallway table setup. i can't believe how much more complete it makes that space.

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

You look beautiful! What grays??? Congrats on the weight loss! I know first hand how difficult that is and 40 plus pounds is a LOT of discipline and hard work to be proud of!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

You look beautiful! What grays??? Congrats on the weight loss! I know first hand how difficult that is and 40 plus pounds is a LOT of discipline and hard work to be proud of!

Karen said...

Hi Melissa, you look amazing!!! And good for you for chopping your hair, it's beautiful. And such a pretty color! You have amazing taste girlfriend!!!! I am glad you shared your transformation with us, you should be proud of your accomplishment!!!

Karen

Sherrie said...

Melissa,
Your hair and accomplishment are both awesome. I'll bet you are feeling so much better now :0)

Sherry said...

Oh, I love your haircut too!!
Sherry

heartfelt living said...

Hi Melissa,
I some how missed this post and I just had to tell you how beautiful you look in your new hair cut!
Your hair is such a GORGEOUS color.
Oh and the weight loss ... go You!
I hope you feel as wonderful as you look!
I'm so happy for you and you should be so proud.
Big Hug,
Karen

Twilight40 said...

Oh Melissa! You look fabulous! You're hair is so pretty and suits your face, and I really don't see any greys. :) Great job. I hope I can post a picture like yours this time next year. Yah!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

H-E-L-L-O G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
Melissa~I just had to come back here to leave you a comment. I'm so thrilled for you!
Words can not express what a inspiration you've been to me.
Hubs and I went out today and purchased me a(stationary) exercise bike...Yippee!
When we belonged to the gym (before it went out of business)I rode one all the time.
If only I could blog while riding that would be perfect. :)

I too had long hair (to my waist) , but when it came time to start coloring it that was my cue to cut it. It's just below my shoulders not to drastic of an adjustment, lol.
I adore your new hair cut style, but more so how you're just beaming with joy. Your hard work has paid off with not just a weight loss, it has given you a whole new beautiful and healthier life.
Congratulations!!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Melissa, your hair is gorgeous and so are you!!! You look amazing! I know you are so excited with your new look. I have lost 7 pounds recently because of my new job ( and no time to eat!) and I feel like a new woman! I cannot imagine losing almost 50 pounds! Wow! Great job, girl! You are such an inspiration. Keep it up!
Blessings,
Traci
(okay, how many exclamation marks did I use? Can you tell I am excited for you?!!!!!!)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW Melissa - you look gorgeous!
Love the hair style too - still very feminine!

You're an inspiration to me, as the weight has been creeping on and I keep thinking "yes I must do something about that" but the days slip by.....
If you can do it so can I!!!

I'm on two HBP tablets too and don't like it.

My daughter will be visiting from France in February so my challenge is to lose 17kgs (thats the equivalent of the of 38 pounds) by then.
Wish me luck and feel free to offer me any advice you can think of - PLEASE.
I must look on your blog for diet recipes.

Take care and thank you for your inspiration.

Hey I've joined your blog so please do come and visit me and I'll get out my prettiest teacups and make you very welcome!

Kathy said...

Way to go sweetheart!!!!
You are amazing!
Great inspiration for us all.
The hair + fabulous and chic...to go with your new bod!
Keep up the good work!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...