Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sauna Baby

One of my favorite things now is taking time to go into the suana after my work out sessions.  I just wanted to a video and of course show how horrible I look when I go to the gym. ^_^

I already sprayed the dry rocks 20 times before doing the video so I couldn't really think. 
You have electric, wood burning, and gas heater saunas.  There is also infrared which are made of ceramic or metallic materials.  Some people say once you get out of the sauna that you should take a cold shower to tight the pores back up to help not allow bacteria floating in the area back in but I don't.  I love the instant cooling feeling from the sweat from the gyms sauna - so I just wait until I get home to shower.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Portion that might work

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So of course, this sudden stroke of Genius came upon me at work.  Why not use my old cereal container as portion control.  First check out that

<------ ( Hey I’m so smart look). 

So, because we’re doing the poor man’s diet which is eating whatever in the house.  How simple is this diet, lol.  I decided to keep my old cereal container at work so when my co-workers bring in food for everyone to snack.  I can only have what fills this container and not a whole plate.  I will say to day I tested my theory.  While everyone else was filling plates.  I just filled my container of love which only holds 2.1 oz. 

I’m a snacker but an unhealthy snacker so well see how this works.  Hope some others can get some use out of this simple but convenient way not to over eat at work.

Quick Trim Contest–I’m entering

So, I’m entering of course to see if I can actually win.  I don’t have a sad as story about why I wanted to lose the weight.  I’m just tired of being to fat for my desire.  So, I figured I’ll post this out there for anyone who may be interested in entering also if your on the Quick Trim Plan.    I think it ends in April 2011.  Visit the pink link below.

I’m Fancy

OH, yes the coats of coats.   Carebear aka Smiley aka the Dee as my mom likes to call him.  Took me to Burlington Coat factory and of course, I’ve never been so I have my issue because I felt like I was walking into a flea market.  I’m the type of shopper where I like to see it and then find an associate and ask if they have it in my size. 

Well two coats later – I find this great Charles Klein Coat.  Its Charcoal and it only cost me 49.99 compared to 100.00 ( at least that’s what the tag said).  I’m totally in love with it.  I get my sailor/marine look with my cute princess seam and ruffles with sneak peak pockets.  Did I mention the slight puff in my shoulders. 

Warm is not the word that describes the feeling I get when I can’t feel the wind blowing against my booty.IMG_0843

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Avon’s SuperCurlacious & SuperShock

I’m not really to big into the fake lashes.  Will I wear them yes but I have long lashes naturally so I’ve been playing with different mascaras and here is my report so far.

 Avon SuperCurlacious

  • Does clump
  • Don’t hope to reapply twice or three times 
  • It does give the effect you would like with the upward curl. 
  • The brush is actually hard plastic and not that fiber so its very different.
  • Not waterproof

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ATL Part 2–Tourist & the Hood Lenox

Can you say CHEEZY!  So, George is a friend from ATL who is a photographer and amazing friend to have.  I always would tell George I was on my way out to ATL and never show or just don’t make it.  So, I told him when I came this time.  He would have to take Tourist photos with me.  I now have proof of this first time visit and great meet! 

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ATL Part 1–After night fall

Naturally, I have my PMS attitude on and just because Dee likes to entertain my flips when its that time of the month.  We had the worlds stupidest fight but of course made up afterwards because we went to Mansions Elan (3595 CLAIRMONT RD) Formerly Dreamz AtlMB_afterparty_800.  So, when we first got there of course we looked sexy as always together.  Color Coordinated for some reason every time we step out.  So, we met George and it was an amazing set up.  I felt like I was walking in to the arena that the Gladiators fought the lions in.  There was a racetrack style bar and of course we got up really quick to find our spot.  After my Dee got rubbed down by some random chick in the club we stood at the bar all night just watching.  Of course, we had shots and the end of the night well let’s just say was not the best due to McDonalds. 

 

All I have to say is girls you know he’s awesome when you wake up and you have your sleeping cap on and he cleaned your dress, blanket, and somethings’ in the car because of the “food poisoning” from McDonalds ^_^… 

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ATL part 1

Of Course it would take us til about 10 AM to leave Columbia.  I love it when we have eventful weekends because it just makes me realize a little more why I love my lifestyle and why I strive harder to finish school. 

First, the reason black folks didn’t even leave the house until 10 AM.  The night prior we went to meet Dee’s friend, Brandy for herIMG_0834 birthday.  She was really sweet and welcoming and the only female he has introduce me to.  Of course, we didn’t get there until late because well I spoke to 4 classes for career day which I almost backed out of but so happy I went.  Check out my certificate.

After getting off a 12 hour night shift best believe the last thing on my mind was doing but very excited I went.  My first ever all black elementary school very interesting.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Quick Trim Update

So, I actually dropped down to 178lbs!  ^_^ Still using it but I’ve been messing up the past week due to monthly girl problems and laziness.  So, I def will be hitting the gym extra hard this morning at 5:00 Am.. No excuses IMAG0889

So here is my scale from last week.  When I went last time.  Amazing from when I checked and I was 185lbs.  Here is also the shot to go with it.  So I’m not sure what I weigh now and I’m pretty sure I gained it all back after my last 7

Friday, November 12, 2010

Prenatal Vitamin Blues

So - if your also doing the prenatal vitamins beware that you may want to take it with a meal or some type of snack or you will be feeling sick.  I've noticed that when I don't take it - I've been feeling really bad once I'm up and moving.

Mental Trick to get me going to the gym

So, I have a non-contract with Gold Gym and I'm taking full advantage of my 19.99 monthly fee.  I am determined to make sure I do my cardio and weights at least 4 to 5 times a week.  I am now exploring the use of the Sauna.  I'm not exactly how sure I am of how long I will need to be in there but I will def google it to see what the benefits will be.  I've been working extra hours at work this week and i'm totally happy that I did go to the gym this week at least three times.  Working 12 hour nights is hard on its on but making sure I get in the gym to do at least cardio and some weights either on a certain area.  Well that has been a challenge sometimes... So, for extra motivation and to help me be positive about going even when my feet hurt.  I take my gym clothes to work and I change into them before I go.  So, far the act of putting these clothes on and walking out of work with them has made me take the initiative to actually go to the gym... Go mental trick right.


SO, far I've been getting some extra hard sleep since I've been doing this and falling to sleep quicker.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Prenatal Vitamin - Great for your Skin and Hair - Well See?

Crazy right and of course, I would have to try it.  I bought my vitamins from Walmart for about 11 or so dollars. I'm not pregnant but I do want to see if it is true that Prenatal Vitamins are good for your skin and hair.  Alot of pregnant people take them of course, duh and a majority always have beautiful skin and hair. 

I am hoping to enhance my hair growth and also help with my breakage and dryness.  I hope that it will help with the balance in my skin and help me have a more healthy glow.  Now, if it makes me start gaining weight I may stop.. So, we will see. 

Some of my friends say it will make me eat more and I haven't had the cravings yet.  I'm pretty sure the Quick Trim has something to do with that.

So far you only take two a day and if anyone has any advice on which ones are better I am all up for it.  If anyone also decides to do this with me please make sure to protect yourself with condoms, birth control or whatever because I don't want you to get pregnant following me.  lol 

Well see if there is any results from this crazy experiment of mine...  Make sure to check up on my daily consumer watch page... ^_^  happy getting fit and fab...

Stretch Marks Fade Away - 30 day Coco Butter Challenge

Today 11/11/2010 starts the day of the 40 day Palmers Cocoa Butter Challenge.  Donnovan swears by it - he thinks this will help the appear of my stretch marks that showed up on my sides since I got to SC.  I'm hoping to prove him wrong but we will see.  I feel that it may help moist my skin and allow it to stretch better throughout my weight gain.  But I don't feel it will help with the appearance. 


UPDATE:  4/19/2012  So forgot to update this... It didn't help vanish the appear of my scars but it did hydrate my skin, leave it feeling ultra soft, and my go to for a facial cream ( Extremely tiny bit).

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely.  Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy, muscle building, or rapid gain of fat) or in some cases, severe pulling force on skin that overcomes the dermis' elasticity.  **** I would like to thank Wikipedia for such a great definition of stretch marks, ^_^ ***** 


So, thus I feel that a skin bleaching or color correct will be good.  Hell I might even just tan myself for better over all color of my skin ( of course artifically ) and I think i'll be the first black girl to ever step foot openly about going into a tanning both.  lol

The other products is Avon Skin So Soft Oil Gel.  I am trialing it on my skin for the past two days - so far it doesn't instantly hydrates my skin but even after I put it on and sleep and wake up.  I can still feel it on my skin which I don't like because I don't like feeling coated.  I will say since I had some residue on my hands and it is an oil.  I just ran my fingers through my hair and it gave it a extra shine and it controlled the frizz. 

Pros for Skin So Soft Gel Oil:
Great for frizz control and shine on hair
Hydrates fast
Skin feels softer even after I showered and didn't reapplied

Cons for SSS:
Skin feels Coated
Greasy feeling
Smell

The other product is what I use on my face it the L'Oreal Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Moisturizer.  I love it because it hydrates and it makes my skin feel soft.  I use this products before I go to sleep and also after I was my face because i'm extra hairy and I have to shave my face.  ( Thats right - Shave my face).  This moisturizer doesn't break me out or leave me with black heads.  The scent made me sick at first but I just use a small amount of it.



Kardashian Diet

So of course, I was a Hydroxycut Girl the Vegi Caps but I wanted to try something different from the Hydrox.  It seemed as if every time I took the 4 caps daily like directed.  I always felt more swollen and bloated even with all that water intake.  I of course have a body magic which I wear depending on where I'm going but sometimes I would put it on and it seemed to work great and sometimes it would feel like I'm stuffing myself and can barely breathe, eat, or sit. 


So, I started Quick Trim on 11/10/2010 - I bought it after working a 12 hour shift and wanted to try it at the Gym.  So, far I love this way better than the Hydroxcut Acai Vegi-Caps.
Pros for me with this product of day one:
  • NO extreme heart rate when I was on the cardio machine! ( Hydroxycut had me probably in the stroke range)
  • NO Bloating!
  • Way user friendly!  2 before breakfast or working out with a 8 oz glass of water then another 2 pills between lunch and dinner with another 8 oz glass of water.  ( The standard bottle of Dasani water is 20 ozs I drank a bottle when I went to the gym and had three glasses of water with it when we went to lunch after work)
  • Carrying Friendly!  - No bottle you get 4 sheets of 15 pills way better carrying around in your purse.  I even labeled mine so I know if I took my 4 for the day and won't over take it.  I'll have pictures of it uploaded this morning when I get off of call.
  • No staying awake or restless sleep.
  • I did get the warming feeling like they described but it didn't bother me.
  • I love the little flier that came it that kind of gave you an example of what to eat and describe what exercises would burn how many calories and a little nutrition basic.  It wasn't to much but just the right amount of information so you could glance it and not get bored.
Cons for me with this product:
  • It didn't give the energy like the Hydroxcut but I still felt motivated to work out.
  • It made my poop kind of hard to push out ( lol TMI right)
Now if this product actually helps me lose weight and help tighten my body will be the good question.  I will keep a online journey with this product and hopefully we'll see some results.  Check out my belly in the before pictures I snapped at the gym this morning.




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'M BACK!!!

Sometimes I get going go with blogger then I just drift off.  Yes, I'm one of those people who starts projects and I'm trucking along for a good week or so then yeah.  I stop then a couple weeks later.  I pick up from where I left of.  So, what's new in the interesting life of a not-so-normal chick.

I'm still on my wait lost journey.  Of course, I feel off with that and now I'm back on it. 

It took me two months and viewing about 15 to 20 apartments to realize.  You know - I'm just to lazy to move right now and of course, I had Donnovan in my left ear telling me I need to make my damn, mind up about something.  SO, sweet. 

I got a new couch set thanks to Donnovan's uncle that just relocated from Atlanta (ATL for my southern folks and wannabes).  So, no more trying to fit 10 people on a two seater ( YES!!!) 

I kind of drifted off with the Alcoholic Fridays and I might need to start that again.  Its just one failed party and one success and working 12 hour nights just wasn't working for me.  But hey at least we had fun..

I still want a dog or something to talk to because i'm lonely and I know someone blocks me out after about 5 minutes of talking and just pretends like he cares about what I'm saying.

Oh, I started back at the gym and I decide to try and go at least 5 days a week including Sundays if I must.  I also am trying to cook more than go out to eat which is harder than it sounds because I would die for Olive Garden.  Why the Garden as we call it you ask.. Because its so fucking good. 

Oh, yeah - I started searching for girls to represent doing PR work and I'm so excited about that.  I just got hired to bartend a 40th birthday party and I'm kind of looking forward to that.  I also am working on a couple of ventures but of course - 20 things at once and my ADD only last for a couple of days with each project so yeah... Need some help to be pushed..  :) 

I'm still working my 12 hours at the hospital and still pulling my extra shifts to make that over time money!  ( Ballin Broke )...  Also, hey I'm actually trying to take better care of myself as far as eating right and being great to my skin.


I did lose some weight which I am proud of myself.  I went from 189 to 180 to 185... Of course, muscle weights more than fat so no more evil scale.. Just hoping to go by inches now.  So, enjoy my new found loves and I hope that I will be a support system for some other females out there who aren't afraid to blast their fat online... 

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!

Wrapped my hair after I got out of the gym and worked a 12 hour last night.  Why am I not asleep?

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