Sunday, July 17, 2011

Colonic Irrigation, Weight Watchers, Soda Stream and more - July 17, 2011

I am so happy to be writting this post. I am down 4 lbs :) in 2 weeks. :)
Saturday July 16, 2011 I joined weight waters (after my success of losing weight on my own) I wanted to be able to count less calories and the point system is good. My method I gave no breaks. With the point system I get a cheat here and there as long as I don't go over. I am still counting calories, not as strictly as before.
I am still doing the elliptical 3 days a week with IFIT Jillian Michaels. YEs she kicks your ASS in case you were wondering. I think it is the best thing I've done to get started. I also have a Treadmill that Jillian also controls and YES she still kicks your Ass!
No work no lost, I don't complain. I am doing Interval training for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, I burn no less than 300 at this work out.
Today I went for a Colonic Irrigation, She stuck a tube after lube up my Anus and I sat there for 45 minutes as the liquids went up my retum into my intestine, yes I did cramp a little but for the most part some murky (Fecal water) water came out. I was through but the time it was done, it didn't hurt but it was a bit weird. My water at the end ran pretty clear. I had to take a Probiotic after I was done, but I am eating Activia which naturally has this anyway. Nelly the woman who took care of me told me that because I was on Activia that was helping to flush my system, and yes Activia does. I have atleast 2 a day. :) and I go now, compared to twice a week. Ummmm! TMI oh well not for me. I am trying to help anyone I can.
I rate my experience a 4 out of 5. I disliked the cramping but it was clean, didn't smell putrid and I feel like I have a new start.
My first Weight Watchers meeting was different, I mean of course I was the smallest thing there, but the lady said some people smaller don't like to come here due to negative conversations either too you or behind your back, I nodded, UH OH, that led her to call on me. She asked "Why were you reluctant to come today". EVERYONES Eyes was on me, I started " Because I thought I would get dirty looks or that people would go what are you here for". She continued to say she saw others do that to people. Well Low and behold as we ( I went with a friend) were signing up a lady walked in from outside and snarked, I quickly told her Don't even do it. She was already in the process of saying "Why are you here?" I point to the older lady at the side and said "See now you get what I mean." The old lady quickly said " Because she has needs, and you have yours, she can be here." I loved it. LOL
The lady who snarked told me later when everyone left, "You look great" I wouldn't be here if I looked like you. I just smiled and said "thanks I want to be hear to learn to eat better with out guilt." I am now inspired to stay and lose my weight. They have me down at 5% 7lbs and 10% 15lbs but my ideal weight for them is 120 lbs. So that is my ultimate goal and I have 11 lbs to lose before I get there. I work out, I eat great. I am happy! Now I can snack if I choose, go out and eat if I choose without fear of anything.
Ladies if SODA is your delima and you can't break that caffine addiction. SODA STREAM soda machine, allows me to have soda with out all the extra and it's only 1 point on WW how about that. It contains 35 calories for regular cola and 8 grams of sugar, HOW BOUT THAT!
Without the Caffine no more cravings, at first be prepared for a headach or two. Ladies, Gents, I tell you let's start NOW!
I hope you all set a small goal and reach it! Don't set your goal so far it becomes a year long task, set a one month goal, then maybe a two month, never set more than a 6 month stretch other than your ultimate goal. And please lose weight healthy, no more than 2 lbs a week. :)
Stay Blessed!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nupur Henna - July 10, 2011

I am here to tell you ladies about Henna again. Nupur Henna Amazing. I did my henna and Indigo yesterday. I have to come to you ladies/gents with complaints of Henna but loved the 3rd week wash because it was awesome, felt strong and soft.
But this is the first yes 1st time I was able to Henna and INDIGO without an issue and once washed out felt like it was week 5. LOL
I used Nupur Henna, with Black Tea and Vatika oil. Yup Simplicity was the key and a different Henna Brand LOL. Bye Bye Jamila :)
I let this sit for about 4 hours, but only 2-3 was needed for this to set.
My Indigo, OMG so many people make it seem like you can't use anything but Water and a little salt. Well I broke the rules yesterday. I could go through another hate of using this Indigo, drying up my hair. Come On!
Well Here is what I mixed up:
Aussie Moist about 2-3 hard squeezes
Vatika oil - about 5-6 hard squeezes
Argan Oil - about a table spoon
Hibiscus - 2 oz
Apple Cider Vinegar - a splash
Salt - about a table spoon
Filled to consistency with Black Tea! Not hot, warm :)
This was the most awesome Indigo Ever. No sticking to my hair, and all my 10/20 grays were covered. :) It was somethign I wouldn't be afraid of doing monthly instead of bi-monthly :)
My hair feels amazing.
I washed my hair after rinsing really well with Hair One Tea Tree once, HSH Chocolate Soy Sulphate Free Shampoo Once, and Hair one Olive Oil Once :) soooooo, afterwards, I put in Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Deep Conditioner for 1 hour, Rinsed put in some buriti Oil and that was all she wrote. Soft Fine and beautiful Hair.
I am happy I didn't give up on the Indigo as I wanted to several times. I found my Indigo Nitch and I am going to Henna/Indigo when ever I want. :)
I trimmed my Hair today a lovely W is trying to make it's way back into my hair so I did want to put a nip in the bud on that. So 2 inch trim was necessary. I wear a lot of pony tail which I know is my bitter enemy :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


So how is it going? Good.
I am exercising 5-6 days a week. I am proud of myself :)
I am doing the Zumba, Elliptical (Ifit) and walking.
I have a new Treadmill on the way (I also have an older treadmill) and want to get an Ab Circle.
I have been monitoring my Life change of food.
How did it go, well the first few days on the Zumba I felt like my heart would come out of my chest. LOL, I couldn't wait for it to get over with. I didn't know what I got myself into.
First few days of the Elliptical I HATED IT! I cursed Jullian Michaels out, in several languages. I am on day 5 and I can do 30 minutes no breaks and plenty water drinking and looking to get to week 8. I hav e 7 more to go on the beginner program. YOu know what if I feel I am not ready to go on, I will just start back at the week I feel I benefited most. I love the new programs I have going on. :)
Zumba I am on Intermediate now going on week 3. I feel Great!
I lost 2 pounds but gained those back, yet my inch that was lost is still lost. So I feel good about that. :) My legs feel stronger!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I can't anymore - July 2011

I can't keep wishing on a prayer any more. It took me 2 years to find a Beautician who could relax my hair like I like it.
Now my stylist is MIA. I went to 2 different people and Bam no cigar.
In 10 months I am cutting this all OFF!
I am super frustrated and really don't know what to do. Do I go around like before and just wish upon a star. HUH, I don't know.
I am really disappointed something I would believe is so simple. When I went to Cosmetology School this wasn't an issue, everybody knew how to apply a relaxer. Come ON!
Any who If I can't trust anyone by then May 2012 is my Butchering date. Then ON goes the Lace Fronts and Maybe a short weave, half wig and so forth for 2 years :( HUH
Oh well! Any one in NJ know how to relax some spotty relaxed hair!?