In the last couple years the amount of gray hairs on my head seem to be reproducing at a rather alarming rate. They're actually becoming noticeable now. But, I am still quite unwilling to resort to such drastic measures as dyeing it, so I tend to go through and pluck out the white hairs periodically.
The last time I indulged myself, I was more than a bit distressed at the amount of white hairs I plucked out. Just as I was beginning to wonder if I should break down and call the hairdresser for an appointment I found yet another one.
But this hair was not entirely white. It was white at the bottom, but the top couple inches were just as black (if not blacker) as the rest of my hair. I was so surprised by this, that I even saved that hair to show to Joel when he got home. Very odd indeed (both the hair, and my behavior).
I did some research on it, and it turns out that this phenomenon can happen, and almost always does when a person changes her diet for the better. Since I have been (mostly) off sugar for the entire year (we won't talk about the few little slips I had in April), and have been trying very hard to eat more vegetables, especially since they're pretty much the only food group I can eat, it seems I have actually reversed the graying process in my hair.
Okay, so it was just one lousy hair. But I'm sure the rest will follow suit.
Anyway, I may not be losing weight, but vanity still just might keep me on this diet yet.
Pass the broccoli, please.