Sunday, December 26, 2010

So I've Decided To Stretch 6 Mths.

In lieu of making resolutions this year I just plan to do better, on the hair front I am in love with peppermint oil! Using a mix of castor, jojoba, and African pride herbal oil and my hair has never felt so soft and non greasy, and I'm loving the tingling even now.

Setting my hair goals I've decided to stretch for 6 mths, I'm currently about 7 weeks post with my last relaxer on November 6th and I'm going to stretch until May 6th, hopefully.

My current hair pics:

Back Shot:


During the stretch I plan to keep it simple as possible:
Use castor oil/peppermint oil mix and massage in, every day.
Use SSCarson Optimum Therapy 3 in 1 oil on ends.
Wrap and keep under wig cap or braids.
Part of the challenge will be hiding my hair for the duration.

Wash every 3 days with added Peppermint oil.
DC with heat under Hydra cap.
Air dry with leave ins.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Making Way for 2011...

As the last few days of 2010 approach I know I'm not going to make it to my goal of being under 300 lbs.for the new year, but I'm not sweating it. Since beginning my weight loss journey on my 25th birthday at 368lbs. I've lost 40 lbs, and I'm at 328.2 lbs. and though I've had some ups and plenty of downs, 40 lbs, is something to feel proud of!

35 lbs.away from losing 75lbs.and being halfway toward my ultimate goal. I'm so proud of myself even with all of my slip ups.

I've learned a lot and have a lot left to learn,so I'm staying solidly on track.

For Christmas I got the Wii Fit Free Run, and its winding me but I still love it so far. I also ordered Zumba which should be here within the next 7 to 10 days. I tried a few classes and loved them but at $10 a class they get pricey quick, and the schedule is not always easy to make it to a class, so having the dvds at home is going to be great.

I've been a bit bad at blogging lately, so starting with this week I'll try to update at least my weighins on Sundays.

Hope everyone is having a safe and blessed holiday.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 lbs from 50 lbs. Loss!!!

I am officially 12 lbs from losing 50 lbs!!!

I got back to my pre Thanksgiving weight last week but the scale seems to be stuck there. Instead of getting discouraged though I'm looking at the overall picture and I am 12 lbs from being 50 lbs.smaller and that in itself is a wonderful accomplishment!!!

We're on week 10 of the 15 in 15 challenge and with 5 weeks left I would love to hit 2 to 3 lbs a week for the remaining weeks and I think its possible.

Since I've stopped changing diets and just counting cals progress is being made and I can tell it in how my clothes fit, how I feel and my strength is going up. All great NSVs!

So staying focused and hoping to see the scale move in the next two weeks.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

325.4 Back In Effect!!


Finally! I'm back at my pre holiday weight!!!!!! Just a quick update, I'm finally back to my week of Thanksgiving weight and I'm super happy. I got my Kettlebell workout in this morning and it truly kicked my butt, but I'm glad I did it, may do another round tonight.

Just a quick update I'm back on track and loving it!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Protective Style/Goals

My December protective style:
Amy 6 step on a weave cap, this should be up about 3 to 4 weeks.

Updating, hair seems to be doing well, will be in some type of weave or braids until the spring so that makes it much easier to stretch my relaxer. Currently about 3 weeks post and aiming for at least 12 to 16 weeks stretching.

For now I'm not using any topical growth aides, but taking Biotin 5mg, B12, and considering taking Castor oil as well. Normally I use it on my scalp, so I'm curious what a few months internally will do. If it doesn't work out I'll still use it as a deep conditioner before every install. Water goal is still at least 64 promote healthy hair, skin, and nails.

On the weight loss front I'm still progressing and tracking my food and exercising. I've lost 2.2 of my holiday gain so I'm back at 30 lbs down. Just 5 more until I'm back at pre Thanksgiving weight and then back to losing, I feel my 50 lb.loss goal so close and I have my sight set on it. I stopped freaking out over the exact outline and just tracked my cals and actually getting my workouts it,I can't wait to see my consistency pay off.

This Months Goals:
Take vitamins everyday.
Drink at least 64 oz. Water.
Maintain cap weave.

Lose 12 lbs.
Get in 1000 minutes of cardio (About 35 mins a day)
Complete 3 Kettlebell workouts a week.
Do at least 10 mins of Stability ball exercises every day.
Track my food and cals. I had a veru great day workout wise this morning I got my mother in law a stability ball and in the process I managed to work out two hours. then i came home and ended up doing another 65 mins of cardio and it felt great. Working out with her helped me to refocus on why I want to reach my goal. I want to be able to help people like myself acheive their goals. :)

Happy Holidays everyone!

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