Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Funky Hair Do / Weight Loss Progress

Hey Blog Fam!
I am just now getting caught up from my house warming party which was incredible...if I may add. Now is my time to get back on track with my eating habits. I didn't really do that bad if I think about it. I had salad as well as naughty food at the party so I had a little of both. I didn't really have time to eat while I was chatting and welcoming our guest so that was even better.

Well, as my hair is growing at a rapid pace I got a little tired of my hair catching on my necklace so I took about 10 minutes in the mirror and twisted her up and this is what I came up with. This is similar to how my hair was styled at Kinky Awakenings but without any curls. Totally freestyle. It is funky and I received quite a few compliments on it. I didn't know my twisting skills had developed so well. This pic was taken yesterday and my twists are still here today. YAY!!
Now that the party is over I am back on track officially with my workout and my eating habits. I developed a great hybrid of the Fat Smash diet and just incorporating more fresh raw fruits and veggies into my diet. My body has adapted very well. I am talking about I attempted to eat some cheesecake last night and I didn't even have the taste for it anymore. This is the bomb CHEESECAKE and I was like NAH! What!? Well it is what it is! Here we go...during the day I eat as many fruits and raw veggies as I can handle. For breakfast I will have a cup of low sugar oatmeal, and a protein shake (not in that order and spaced within 2 to 3 hours of each other). For lunch I am eating plenty of salad with fruit and veggies and I will have a cup of yogurt (spaced out 2 hours from each other). For a snack it is more fruit and veggies (apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, etc). For dinner I will allow myself a serving of meat or lentils / beans with veggies. If I feel like it I will allow myself whole grain pasta or rice. I like red skin potatoes and sweet potatoes so I will eat those with my meat with more veggies. Some days I will go without any meat and that is just fine with me because my body doesn't miss it. I just have to make sure that I take my protein shake supplement for my weight training needs. Some of my immediate improvements that I have noticed is less pain associated with my menses, my skin is clearer, my hair and scalp are healthier, my hair is growing rapidly, and my digestive track is working properly.
My workout has improved as I am using the equipment in my home more now than ever before. I have a great treadmill, plenty of free weights, and a weight bench. So on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturday and maybe Sunday I am doing a treadmill workout with weight training in the house. On Tuesday and Thursdays are my long workouts. I get to the gym around 5:30 or 6 and I do elliptical for 30 minutes to 45. Then I will do some squats, lunges, and ab work. At 7:30 PM is my hip hop aerobics class that lasts for an hour. Talk about exhausted!! That has helped me get down a total of 9 pounds so far so I am happy. I am also taking the lead from my Pers and adding a weight loss ticker to my blog to help me keep track. Thanks Pers!


C. said...

Hey Pers!

Giiiiirrrl, now I am down to 6.6 lb lost! Holla!
As far as the ticker, chyle that is not MY idea. Everybody uses those thangs. I see you, 9 lbs.
Also, I am going to Borders today to get my Fat Smash Book. I have a 30% off coupon to use on any one item. I am also picking up the Biggest Loser book -- well, maybe. I'ma browse it first and see if it's something worth purchasing, but I am getting Dr. Ian's b/c I want to improve my raw foods intake.

Lately I have been passing on a carb SOMETIMES at dinner and I will have my protein plus two (or sometimes three) cups of an almost raw (very lightly steamed) veggie like broccoli or cauliflower sprinkled with lemon pepper no butter. It's bomb.

Lastly, I am SO loving the hair! You look great! I am rounding up my second week of boxbraids and I just am SO mad at myself that I wasn't doing these a long time ago! I could have had BSL (bra strap length) hair by now! I LOVE THEM and I have HANG TIME! *shakes braids* Holy crap! At any rate, I think I have yapped enough. Post later!