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Topic: Hair and Body Health Challenge 2007
Posted By: cmesweet
Subject: Hair and Body Health Challenge 2007
Date Posted: December 20 2006 at 9:00pm

Hair and Body Health Challenge 2007

 

****Please post in this thread only to update and encourage members. If you have any questions or concerns about hair products etc. please begin a new thread; this will keep us from searching through posts to answer everyone. Besides, another member may have the same question. Thanks****

 

     We have new members since our first challenge. It’s time to begin and include our newer members.

 

Why are we including our body health this year?  Hair health starts from the inside, what we eat and do to our body matter.  Overall health is important: it increases our energy; it produces healthy skin and hair cells.  This challenge is not to force you to lose weight and it does not guarantee that your hair will grow waist length, but it is for you to recognize that hair and body health are intertwined and also to encourage you in your everyday life. Try to report an update once a week. 

 

If you are interested in joining, please respond to the following:

Screen name

Hair type:  look here

1) http://www.naturallycurly.com/curl411/types.php?%2031.8 - http://www.naturallycurly.com/curl411/types.php?%2031.8
 
2) http://www.longhaircareforum.com/hairtype.php - http://www.longhaircareforum.com/hairtype.php

Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning

Hair regimen

Present hair length

Hair length goal

Hairstyle goal

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of

Health goal

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of

Exercises

 

Here are just a few helpful hints we used in the previous challenge posted by our lovely member Honeydoo

If you do not have a hair journal, think about keeping one. It doesn't have to be online, but it will help you keep track of your good and bad points during this year.
2. Keep a photo of your current length and a picture of the length you want somewhere handy so you can see them for motivation. (Like my hair idol Amanda Lewis---just gorgeous!!)
3. If you don't already have a regimen, try to stick to one. Post it here so you'll have it. Also post your hair type. It’ll make things much simple in the long run. Think of everything you'll need (e.g. pre-treatment, shampoo, protein treatment, conditioners, etc.) Include a daily schedule such as what day of the week you'll do what to your hair. When you get into a routine, it makes it easier to follow.
4. Measure your hair so you'll know what your starting point is.
5. Ok this one will be the hardest to do but go through all of your products and weed out what you 're hanging onto but you really don't need (if it applies to you). I'm talking to all the Product Junkies myself included. And you never know, what doesn't work for one person may be perfect for the next. If you are going to pitch something maybe someone on this site thread could use it. (Like a product trade.)
6. Lastly, if you are going to change your diet to aid in your hair growth, site it here. That includes vitamin supplements, juicing, whatever.

 

Please note: You do not need a digital camera to post pictures…all you need is a camera and then you can get the pictures put on a CD. Also, you can purchase a mini digital camera from Walgreen for $10.00, take pictures and then upload them to your computer to see it. It comes with instructions. 

 


Sites that can assist you:

http://www.growafrohairlong.com - www.growafrohairlong.com (Crown & Glory braid method)

http://www.motowngirl.com/ - www.motowngirl.com

http://www.roshini.net/ - www.roshini.net

http://www.blackhairmedia.com/ - www.blackhairmedia.com

http://www.longhaircommunity.com/ - www.longhaircommunity.com

http://www.longhaircareforum.com/ - www.longhaircareforum.com

http://www.nappturality.com/ - www.nappturality.com

http://www.going-natural.com/ - www.going-natural.com

 

http://www.newgen2000.com/hair-facts/right-food-healthy-hair.htm -

 

Hair styling techniques and links are in

http://talk.hairboutique.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=29585 - http://talk.hairboutique.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=29585

 

Homemade hair recipes

http://talk.hairboutique.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=28728 - http://talk.hairboutique.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=28728

 
Information about what certain foods provide 

http://www.growafrohairlong.com/foods.html - http://www.growafrohairlong.com/foods.html

http://www.newgen2000.com/hair-facts/right-food-healthy-hair.htm - http://www.newgen2000.com/hair-facts/right-food-healthy-hair.htm

 
At home exercises:
  http://weboflife.ksc.nasa.gov/exerciseandaging/chapter4.html - http://weboflife.ksc.nasa.gov/exerciseandaging/chapter4.html
  Tips for  exercise while at work: 
  1.  If you work at a computer for hours...try to take a quick walk every 30 to 45 minutes. If you have steps in the area, go up and down them a few times.   
  2.  If you do not have hand weights, use a purse/book just as you would your hand weights. You'll be surprised how effective your purse/book can be.

Good luck withthe  challenge!!!!!Clap



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Natural
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Replies:
Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: December 20 2006 at 9:07pm

Screen name:  Cmesweet

 

Hair type:  4a/b tight coils
 
Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning: natural

 

Hair regimen: Wash with shampoo and use a moisturizer afterwards, style hair...sometimes use hair grease

 

Present hair length: Stretched= brastrap or a little longer

 

Hair length goal: Stretched= waist length

 
Hairstyle goal: I want to be able to do a long banded ponytail like Sekhmet and Stormrisingnow's on Nappturality
 

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: Not sure...I need to find something that will assist my scalp during the winter.

 
Health goal: a 6 pack lol and ability to run distances
 

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: I have decreased a bit on French Fries from Macdonald's but I want to stop them completely.

 
Exercises: I teach an exercise class (step aerobics)...however i want to go back to jogging.


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: renew1913
Date Posted: December 21 2006 at 1:20am

Screen name: Renew1913

Hair type: I'm not sure-how do I find out?

Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning: transitioning

Hair regimen: weekly wash, conditon, and flat iron.

Present hair length: ear length

Hair length goal: chin length

Hairstyle goal: nice ponytail

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: increase-olive oil; decrease-flat iron

Health goal: solid core

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: increase-greens

Exercises: aerobics and weight training



Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: December 21 2006 at 10:15am
Screen name: blackhoney112

Hair type: Since I have more length now I think I may be 3c/4a

I am transitioning

Hair regimen: 1 weekly poo and 1-2 conwashing
Present hair length: APL
Hair length goal: Stretched bra-strap by March (my bday ); Final goal is to be stretched waist length.
Hairstyle goal: 1. I want to have a healthy, curly wash-n-go, 2. A thick pressed ponytail, and 3. be able to braid my hair without the use of extenstions for length or thickness.

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: I don't mind cons but I would like to find lower con products. I would like to stop having to wear braids to retain length.

Health goal: thick, naturally shiny hair

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: Increase: vitamins E, b-12,C. Biotin, silica. More protein and greens. Eliminate fast foods. Decrease sugar and unhealthy carbs.

Exercises: Start walking, weight training, belly dancing.




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http://public.fotki.com/blackhoney112/hair_album/101505_.html - Hair album
pw:Romeo


Posted By: ladyflash
Date Posted: December 21 2006 at 4:00pm
Screen name: Ladyflash
 
Hair type: 4a- I believe, texturized
 
Hair regimen: Wash hair weekly, co washes in between, heat 1x per week( though I'd like to stretch to 1x biweekly)
 
Hair length goal: Waist length
 
Hairstyle goal: I want the ability to pull my hair back in a nice full long pony tail, I want to do a braid out that reaches to my bra strap ( will look like beyonce natural or amil lareux(however you spell it)), but what I've always wanted is big curls cascading down my back
 
What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: I want to decrease the use of heat on my hair, therefore increasing moisture by getting comfortable with airdried styles
 
Health goal: keep my ends as healthy as possible
 
What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: I need to increase fruits and water, otherwise I eat pretty healthy, learn how to take my prenatal vitamins daily cause Lord knows I forget most days
 
Exercises: I already walk up to 2 hrs daily, would like to add yoga and pilates into my exercise routine
 
 
 
 


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CHECK OUT MY PHOTOS! http://public.fotki.com/quietladyflash/ - My Fotki Album


Posted By: myronnie
Date Posted: December 21 2006 at 9:06pm
I'm new to this site but I'm a big hair junkie! You guys are really inspirational!
Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning Relaxed

Hair regimen Shampoo&Conditioner: Monday,Wednesday; Conditioning: Tuesday, Friday; Oil Treatment: Thursday.

Present hair length Almost to my brastrap; 18 inches or so.

Hair length goal 32 inches(waist)

Hairstyle goal To have a long french braid to my waist! Ahh how cute =D

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of Increase: Oiling, Deep Conditioning Treatments; Decrease: Heat from my stylist, Shampooing.

Health goal To have long waist-length hair and feel healthy!

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of Hmm this is hard cuz im naturally skinny haha..Increase: Veggies and fruit; Decrease: sweets(my downfall).

Exercises Ice-skating and ab crunches to tone my stomach a little even tho it's flat

I'll get some pics of my hair once my mom gets the picture on the web!
Products: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Shampoo and Conditioner, Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioner, Aussie 2in1 Mousse and Leave-In Conditioner, SAMY Curl enhancing spray, SAMY Hair Spray, Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Scrunching Gel, Neutrogena Leave-In Conditioning Product, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner.


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My Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/myronnie/


Posted By: flo229
Date Posted: December 22 2006 at 5:36pm

Hair regimen: i shampoo and con every 3 days leave in con. and sometimes oil

 

Present hair length: armpit lenght

 

Hair length goal: back  to waist lenght i cut it because of  heat damage

 
Hairstyle goal: i want my hair and ends to be be healthy
and want my curls to be bouncy:)))
 

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: i wan to deep condition more and to decrease on using heat on my hair

 
Health goal:i wan to be all over toned and a 6 pack like J lo:)
 

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: increase on veggie decrease on fast foods and soda

 
Exercises:  mon. wednes. friday cardio and tues thurs sat. and sun. pilates 


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: December 22 2006 at 8:47pm
 This is great...we are off to a great start.
Here are the members so far
 
Cmesweet
Renew1913
Blackhoney
ladyFlash
Myronnie
Flo229
 
Welcome to the challenge. It official begins January 1, 2007....we are off to a great start. We know our goals  and there may be setbacks, but lets think positive because we are headed in the right direction ladies.
 


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: December 27 2006 at 12:53pm
Bump for new joiners

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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 01 2007 at 12:46pm
Also, discovery health is having a Body Challenge...www.discoveryhealth.com  and this can assist you with this challenge.
 
I have asked the administrator and Karen to put this as a sticky so it will stay at the top. Haven't heard from them yet.


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: January 01 2007 at 2:21pm

Screen name : Sakura07

Hair type:  3c mostly, with some 4a

Hair regimen: Pre-poo on saturdays.CO a couple time a week with a cheapie conditioner, Heavy Oil every week with coconut and Jojoba Oil, Moisturize as needed

Present hair length: Shoulder Length unstretched with layers

Hair length goal: for this year Bra-strap length, eventually waistlength

Hairstyle goal: Learn to Flat twist, and for my shortest layer to fit into ponytails with no bobby pins

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: Less Heat and less major cutting

Health goal: Keep ends moisturized and protected

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: Junk in general even though it is always avaiable at school and home

Exercises: Work out more frequently and work on my running.



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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: January 02 2007 at 5:23pm

Screen name: kellie7777

Hair type:  mixture of 3b and 4a

Transition since Aug 2006 - last straightened Apr 06

Hair regimen - Currently using the growafrohairlong regime. Braids on and off. When in braids i was everyday with a shampoo and conditioner or CON. Then I add hair strenghther and braid sheen, then moisturizing gel to retain the moisture. Then i add emu oil mixed with a few drops of lavender ess oil to the roots before totally dry.

When my hair is not in braids,  i co-wash (Suave fortifying formula for dry hair) my hair on wednesdays air dry/add hair strengthener / leave in conditioner (detangler MTG). I let it air. Before completely dry i add jojoba oil to the hair and do box braids. the Sat night I pre-poo with honey, olive oil and a mixture of oils i have infused with herbs, put on plastic cap. And then on Sunday I can also go to church as the oils are not running down my neck. Afterwards, I wash with CON, then do a deep conditioner with Le Kair (pink) under hood dryer and then add hair strengthener and MTG, etc.

Clip my ends at least once a month to get rid of any frizzy ends.

Present hair length - neck length

Hair length goal - mid back length (brastrap)

Hairstyle goal - flat ironed straight or curled

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of - I think I am a product junkie, but i am staying away from mineral oil and petroleum products. They look like they work at first but then the dryness starts- no good.

I want to increase the use of more natural products on my hair, like honey and essential oils and castile soap. I have also made some stuff for myself using the recipes I found on this site and at http://www.recipegoldmine.com/ - www.recipegoldmine.com
Health goal - eat more natural foods and treat my body right, after all it is the temple of God.

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of : I want to eat more natural foods and decrease the rich foods that taste soooo good but the not beneficial for your body in the long term.  Remember to take my vitamins and drink my cod liver oil. If anyone is interested Carlson fish oils are recommended as one of the best and taste ok too. I purchased from http://www.iherb.com - www.iherb.com .

Exercises: Get back into a serious work out routine and pump some iron.

Also I want to remember to make time for myself as I have been taking care of everyone else and no one was taking care of me.

 

I also want to thank everyone for being supportive in 2006. I feel really blessed for all your help and suggestions.



Posted By: Kmellion
Date Posted: January 04 2007 at 4:23pm
Screen name--> Kmellion

Hair type--> 4a/4b Relaxed

Hair regimen--> Ultra Black Hair growth method

Present hair length--> Shoulder length

Hair length goal--> Bra-Strap length

Hairstyle goal--> Bouncy curls

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of--> Increase Moisturizing/ deep condioner. Decrease using excessive heat in my hair

Health goal--> I want to try to work out at least 3x's a week

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of--> less junk food especially chocolate, and more fruits and vegetables




Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 04 2007 at 6:57pm
So has anyone started working on their challenge? If so, what have you done so far?
 
 I have been trying to eat better and so far so good.  However, after standing in line for 3 to 4.5 hours waiting to view  President Gerald R Ford, my family and I went to Macdonalds.  That was a long and cold night.
 
I haven't devoted an hour or 30 mins to exercise within the pass 2 days, but I did do an aerobics routine on a stablility exercise ball for the first time and it's harder than it looks. VERY FUN THOUGH!!!!


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: January 05 2007 at 3:32pm
Is it ok if I join in here even though I'm not African-American? Smile  I'm a natural curly girl and I find that many of the techniques and products y'all use work great for my hair! (motowngirl rocks!)  Also, my main goal for this year is to improve my over-all health and eating habits.
 
Screen name: hairbraider

Hair type:  3a/3b M/C iii

http://www.longhaircareforum.com/hairtype.php -
Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning: natural

Hair regimen: scalp wash twice a week, condition length 3-4 times a week, clarifying wash and deep conditioning treatment every 2-3 months ( http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A674357A1D0F3116!279.entry - click here to read the whole thing )

Present hair length: 34 1/2 inches

Hair length goal: 36 inches

Hairstyle goal: more defined curls, thicker ends

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: not sure

Health goal: eat healthier, maintain a regular exercise schedule, tone up, lose 5 lbs (current weight 130 lbs)

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: increase healthy foods, decrease sweet munchies

Exercises: fast-paced walking, sit-ups, push-ups, and various other exercises I do for my back (I have scoliosis), riding my bicycle



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sarah
40 inches
did henna for the first time
http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com - click here to go to My Hair Space


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 05 2007 at 7:17pm
Hello Hairbraider!
  Of course you can join, hair health and body health is for everyone. :)


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: Uneekzest
Date Posted: January 05 2007 at 9:53pm

Screen name - UNEEKZEST

Hair type:  4A/4B

Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning - RELAXED

Hair regimen - SHAMPOO/CONDITION ONCE A WEEK

Present hair length - NECK LENGTH

Hair length goal - BRASTRAP LENGTH

Hairstyle goal - FULL PONYTAIL

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of - INCREASE PROTEIN TREATMENTS, MULTI VITAMINS & ESSENTIAL OILS     DECREASE HEAT

Health goal - LIFSTYLE CHANGE TO INCLUDE EXERCISING REGULARLY & EATING HEALTHIER TO LIVE NOT FOR TASTE.

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of - INCREASE FISH/VEGETABLES  LIMIT STARCHY/BREADS/PASTAS FOODS TO 1 -2 X'S A WEEK

Exercises - RUNNING & RIDING A BIKE MORE OFTEN & INCLUDE CRUNCHES AS A DAILY ROUTINE

 
 
 


Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: January 08 2007 at 4:50pm
Well I've kind of started. Since I'm aiming for healthy curly hair I took out my Curly Girl book. I've been COing the CG way (even though I have been already) and trying the leaving a bit of conditioner in my hair.
 
Currently my hair is twisted and it will last about a week if I'm really lucky. I'm still on the search for the perfect no 'cone conditioner though


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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 08 2007 at 5:17pm
Hey Sakura...I'm in search of that conditioner too because my hair loves cones. However, I haven't used conditioner in a while, just followed up with a moisturizer after shampooing and my scalp loves me for it.
 
This weekend I went weight lifting. My shoulders and arms are so sore...I only did worked on the upper body, i bench pressed 65 lbs. In the future, i want to do more.


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: diamondskey
Date Posted: January 11 2007 at 2:30pm
well lately I been eating lots of fruits and vegetables and I am drinking lots of water I find that to be really healthy for your hair.

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There is nothing like a head of healthy hair.


Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: January 15 2007 at 10:59pm
Going pretty good so far.  I've only been able to walk once as of yet because it's so cold and icy outside.  I'd like to get a treadmill (even though I hate walking on them) but I don't have space for it.  But I've kept up with the other exercises decently well.  It's not a habit yet....  And I'm kinda proud of myself that I haven't been eating as much sweets.  It's not as hard as I thought it'd be.  Wink

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sarah
40 inches
did henna for the first time
http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com - click here to go to My Hair Space


Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: January 16 2007 at 6:22am
Well for the past couple of days I've been neglecting myself and eating bad. I just got my wisdom teeth taken out and it seems like the only mushy foods are unhealthy. I have tried to put a little shea butter on my ends everday or so since I am constantly laying down (and medicated)

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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 16 2007 at 7:02am

It's good to hear that you are doing well.

Diamond- fruites and veggies are great for the hair and skin.  This week I purchased some kiwi fruit, pomgrantes, oranges, apples and grapes.  What kind of fruit have you been eating?
 
Hairbraider- I know about that cold weather, we had an ice storm the other night. Lately I have been wearing my speedometer while at work a couple of days out of the week. I make sure to take the steps (to the third floor) and take walks in the building and take the long way to get everywhere. 
 
It seems that you are enjoying what you are doing and finding the time to do it. Keep up the good work.  I have eaten less sweets but I still want them :(
 
Sakura- Sorry to hear about the removal of your wisdom teeth. What kind of stuff are you eating? I hope you feel better and you will be up in no time...take your time to heal.
 
My mother and I joined the discovery health challenge and have been cooking the meals on there.  Just recently we made the spaghettie bake pasta- which has whole wheat pasta, mozzarella cheese, broccoli, spinach and i added garlic and onions. O yeah, the recipe said to add turkey meatballs but I don't like meatballs.
 
Also, I made stuffed tomatoes from the site, consisting of brown rice, salt and pepper, raisins and onions.
 
Great stuff! If you want the recipe just pm me.


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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: LadyEsquire
Date Posted: January 16 2007 at 11:59am

Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning - Relaxed, 4a/4b hair type, recently with Mizani (I will compare it to Affirm)


Hair regimen - 

*Stretch relaxers 12-16 weeks

* Pre-poo dry hair when I have a lot of new growth
*Deep-Condish once a week
* Co-wash mid-week
* Airdry in the first few weeks after relaxer
* Rollerset during last weeks to straighten new growth
* Moisturize twice a day
* Wear down first 2 weeks, then bun/baggy thereafter
* Low Manipulation - Limited combing
*Sleep and Lounge around house with satin scarf

Present hair length -

*many layers

* longest layer is an inch or two from APL


Hair length goal - 


*First  APL,

*Then BSL,

*Lastly, I will grow out/even out layers


Hairstyle goal  - 


Something similar to the  late beautiful  Aaliyah, with the  bang  swept across the face  with very loose flowing curls


What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of:


Perfect my rollersetting technique, and decrease  my  heavy-handedness w/layering products on my hair.


Health goal - 


Hair: Thicken it up. Keep ends clean.


Body: Tone up.   Get back to exercising regularly


What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of? 


Increase: WATER!!   Protein, Fiber, Veggies, Mixed drinks (i.e. carrot juice, protein  drinks), Vitamin In-Take


Decrease: Sweets, salt, carbs, and oil


Exercises:

*Cardio (i.e., Calisthenics, Running)

*Weights (light weights, medicine ball, elastic bands),

*Upper Body (i.e., Arms, Abs, Back) and

*Lower Body (i.e., Derrierre, Thighs)

 



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journal: www.fotki.com/ladyesquire
email: ladyesquirehair@yahoo


Posted By: Luvlybelizean
Date Posted: January 16 2007 at 3:44pm

amen to a new begining: my resolution is to post pics in my albume this year and keep posted.

Screen name: Luvlybelizean Fotki: Glamourpuss( not ready yet)
Hair type: 4a- b, not sure
Condition: Natural for 9 months
Present lenght: back- shoulder lenght Front-nose, cheekbone length
Hairstyle goal: crown and glory braids, kinky twists, weaves
Health goal: Hair: maintain thickness and low breakage
                     Body: gain a few healthy pounds, and glowing skin
Food decrease: sugary sweat stuff, and salt
Food Increase: vegetables, protein, H2O H2O H2O, supplements
Excercises:     bellydance and yoga im too petite for anything serious but  i  still need to stretch


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"A rose is still and always will be a rose"~Aretha Franklin.* Remember beauty is in the eyes of the beholder*
Last relaxer:4/06
Trans. styles: weaves&braids
goal:4-6" natural
Currently: 4"uneven


Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: January 18 2007 at 9:01am
Originally posted by cmesweet cmesweet wrote:

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Sakura- Sorry to hear about the removal of your wisdom teeth. What kind of stuff are you eating? I hope you feel better and you will be up in no time...take your time to heal.
 
Well i've been eating chocolate pudding, ramen, soup, jello. I found out i can eat cheese if it put it in the microwave for a few minutes until its soft. Milkshakes. And yesterday i found some creme of wheat in the cabinet. I've pretty much been eating this that i can just swallow or hold in my mouth until it gets really soft because chewing and stitches in your jaw don't really mix.
 
I plan on co-ing my hair today too!


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Posted By: Luvlybelizean
Date Posted: January 18 2007 at 3:48pm

 

hey ladies

i havent tweeked my new 07 regimen yet but here are a few goals? please give your opinion and tips:

I want to use a wig as a protective style but not sure how to treat my dry natural hair under neath: wigs ive been thinking of are freetress oakland girl or seattle girl they look really natural on  http://www.phoenix1017.sitesled.com - www.phoenix1017.sitesled.com

my next goal is to increase the growth of my hair i cant really tell when my hair grows: i was thinking about doing a henna color treatment to be able to see when growth comes in: i hope this will help me

what do you think? any advice will help me to finalize my neww 07 regiimenBig%20smile


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"A rose is still and always will be a rose"~Aretha Franklin.* Remember beauty is in the eyes of the beholder*
Last relaxer:4/06
Trans. styles: weaves&braids
goal:4-6" natural
Currently: 4"uneven


Posted By: Luvlybelizean
Date Posted: January 18 2007 at 3:52pm
lady esquire i noticed you plan on doing calenetics(lol) x-cuse the spelling:
 
you might also like the Lotte berk Method which uses aerobics, yoga stretches, and pilates techniques among others.
oh do you think the calenetics is too heavy for a petite person?


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"A rose is still and always will be a rose"~Aretha Franklin.* Remember beauty is in the eyes of the beholder*
Last relaxer:4/06
Trans. styles: weaves&braids
goal:4-6" natural
Currently: 4"uneven


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: January 29 2007 at 12:50pm
Things have been going pretty well. Sometimes I feel like my hair isn't growing but I haven't seen it stretched so I'm sure it is.  Well, it is the love of my life anyways and soon I think I will have to do a trim. I saw a few splits in the front, not sure how they got there, but I know they are there and u ntil they are removed then I will be worrying about them.
I'm still working out...school research papers are kicking my butt, but I will not let that stop me!

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Posted By: LadyEsquire
Date Posted: February 04 2007 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by Luvlybelizean Luvlybelizean wrote:

lady esquire i noticed you plan on doing calenetics(lol) x-cuse the spelling:
 
you might also like the Lotte berk Method which uses aerobics, yoga stretches, and pilates techniques among others.
oh do you think the calenetics is too heavy for a petite person?


I have thought about checking out the Lotte Berk Method 'cause some women on another board were raving about their results.  I plan on trying it out. Lately I have been doing exercises w/a weighted ball, light weights, and simple toning exercises, such as lunges, kick boxing videos.  I have yet to develop a structured work-out.  Also, this year I plan to purchase a treadmill w/arm grips (to workout upper and lower body).  Or I may purchase an elliptical machine, which supposedly burns more calories than a treadmill, and is lighter on the knees, 'cause its less impact.  Or if my finances permit, I may purchase both.  

This year, toning is my goal. And I am currently in the trial and error mode.  I recently moved to Atlanta Ga.  I have to study for the state bar exam, and organize some other things.  So forming a solid exercise routine is a work in progress, among other things.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will holla at you with my results, when I do try the Lotte Berk.


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Posted By: KBaby
Date Posted: February 04 2007 at 9:42pm
Hi everyone!  Long time no "see".  Hope everyone is doing ok & a late HAPPY NEW YEAR to ya'll!  The hair challenge is still going strong for me & I did start my own body challenge this year so I was happy to see it posted here =)
 
Just to recap:  I started with my hair cut to the nape of my neck Nov. 05 (it was near bra strap but badly damaged).  I went w/out a relaxer from August '05 to February '06, getting one every 2 mths thereafter (I started using a children's relaxer, washing every 3-4 days with Aveda Damage Remedy poo/cond. & Ion protein deep conditioners).  It was really thick & healthy, however, over the months, it has thinned out but still healthier than it was when I cut it in 2005.  I don't know if it's completely b/c of the cold weather or b/c I hadn't quite been taking the best care of it.  I bought this book & I started using distilled water & EVOO as a daily moisturizer, but the water only dried my hair out really bad.  But at any rate, currently all of my new/current info is below - be blessed everyone & happy health =)
 

Hair type:  4A relaxed

Hair regimen:  1-2 times weekly shampoo & conditioner Tresemme, deep Cholestorol conditioner every two weeks, every other day use Carrot Creme and EVOO on hair & scalp, professional relaxer every 6-8 weeks Optimum

Present hair length:  shoulder blade, long layers

Hair length goal:  as long and healthy as it can get =)

Hairstyle goal:  anything healthy and that reduces split ends & breakage - wrap, spiral or full bouncy curls, nothing with spritz or gel, thick ponytail

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of:  increase what seems to decrease damage, decrease heat

Health goal:  control portion sizes (I LOVE to eat & that is my biggest problem), cut out the late night snacking, lose the baby "phat" around the belly & tone my arms & thighs... would love to maintain my current weight of 160 but w/out the belly bulge - getting tired of hiding it =), maintain energy w/out 2 a day Hydroxycut =)

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of:  none really, I just want to eat smaller portions more often and not eat so late

Exercises:  lots of crunches and cardio, weight resistance for my arms and legs



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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: February 13 2007 at 12:02pm
Saturday- 15 mins on the elliptical with incline
                 15 mins on stationary bike
                 15 on elliptical with arm movements
                  7 speed walking laps on track= 1 mile           
 
@ http://talk.hairboutique.com/member_profile.asp?PF=25126&FID=24 - Luvlybelizean  
    How often do you plan on wearing your wigs?  Some people wash and moisturize their hair, put it in cornrows and then wear the wig. Every few days they spritz it for moisture. I've heard of some people wearing a showercap underneath as a way to use the baggie method. I'm not sure how it works.
  
   I don't wear my wigs often but when I do, it is on the weekend.    I  make sure my hair is nicely moisturized and I tie everything down with a do-rag because it allows more room than a wig cap. Then I put my wig on.  
 
@Kbaby- Welcome back. I'm glad you have seen progress since last year, that's always a good sign. Sometimes EVOO can make your hair feel crispy or hard, are you sure it was the water drying your hair out?


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: February 14 2007 at 12:17am

Well ladies, I have been busy with this challenge. Thought i would check in just to give an update.

Lost 15lbs already. (it's so hard) Nuke Been tae bo-ing, and watching what i eat 
I hope everyone is doing well. Keep you updated on my progress as I press on....
 
 
 


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Posted By: LadyEsquire
Date Posted: February 14 2007 at 9:44am
Kellie7777, CONGRATULATIONS, girl!!

I needed to read this 'cause I slacked off.  I started off great then fell off.  I did lose about 5 pounds though, through portion control.  Now I need to tone, which will require actual working out on my part.

Thanks for sharing. 


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: February 19 2007 at 8:35pm
Thanks LadyEsquire.. Congrats on your 5lbs. it may sound little but that is a big acheivement Clap. Add 5 more to that and you got 10. so keep working at it.  
 
I also upped my water. I am drinking 2 ltrs and more a day. I learned that once the body is well hydrated the metabolism works better and the body breaks down any excess fat alot quicker, especially when you work out and eat better.  Water is the secret weapon..Sekret


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Posted By: sutchana
Date Posted: February 23 2007 at 6:26am

Hi all...

Just thinking about some of the posts I see from people who are seeking laser hair removal knowledge and, more specifically, good laser hair removal practitioners. First of all, I'm thrilled that you've all found this community and hope it has proven to be a helpful resource for your searches.

I want you to continue to bounce ideas off of each other and benefit from one another's personal experience. But I also wanted to offer our services for those of you who would like immediate personal assistance finding a laser hair removal provider. We can match you up with someone near you and help you schedule your free consultation with a specialist.

 

We look forward to helping you! Thanks for keeping this a handy resource!



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Posted By: sutchana
Date Posted: February 23 2007 at 6:27am

Hi all...

Just thinking about some of the posts I see from people who are seeking laser hair removal knowledge and, more specifically, good laser hair removal practitioners. First of all, I'm thrilled that you've all found this community and hope it has proven to be a helpful resource for your searches.

I want you to continue to bounce ideas off of each other and benefit from one another's personal experience. But I also wanted to offer our services for those of you who would like immediate personal assistance finding a laser hair removal provider. We can match you up with someone near you and help you schedule your free consultation with a specialist.

 

We look forward to helping you! Thanks for keeping this a handy resource!



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Posted By: KBaby
Date Posted: February 23 2007 at 9:26am
Need some motivation here ladies!  It's been 2 weeks since I last exercised.  Haven't gained the 4 lbs back or the inches, but haven't lost anything else either =(  I keep telling myself had I kept working out the way I was I could be wear I wanted to be by now (2 months since I started).  But I feel so lazy & tired all the time.  I take the Hydroxycut but I'm not exercising & I'm eating late & NOT SO WELL again.  I feel stuck & I feel bad about myself b/c I started off so good & NOW I could care less.
 
I'm back to "oh well, maybe this is how it's supposed to be".  I don't want to feel that way especially because my 3 year old wants to eat late now.  She says every night at bedtime that she's hungry & I know she does it b/c she sees me eating late.  I don't want her to be overweight.  She's a beautiful child & would be beautiful anyway, but it's not healthy for her - or for me for that matter!
 
I know I shouldn't be carrying around the extra weight.  At 159 lbs I look 130 lbs, but I know I'm not & I'm tired of camouflaging it!  It's tough now & it's only going to get harder to get rid of the older I get!  Please - some words of encouragement!  Thanks & God bless everyone =)


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Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: February 23 2007 at 10:47am
KBaby, I know how you feel.  I get busy doing other things and I don't make time for exercise.  Then when I get time, I don't feel like doing it.  It takes alot of will-power to keep it up!  Try to work back into it a little at a time.  If you feel you don't have enough energy to get all the way through the exercise, do as much as you can.  You'll be able to do a little more each time.  If you're hungry at night, try drinking something (water, milk... something good for you) instead of snacking.  It is important to set the example for your little girl.  Do it for her!  Don't give up!!Hug

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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: February 23 2007 at 6:06pm
I'm proud of everyone who has signed up for this challenge and made an effort or an attempt to exercise. 
 
Kbaby, YOU CAN DO IT!  Exercise does not always have to be hard. How about you take your daughter to the gym or outside and you chase her? Put some music on and dance with her? These are just some options that will be fun, bonding and beneficial to your health.
 
I got to keep pushing too...I just got to.


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Posted By: KBaby
Date Posted: February 24 2007 at 11:31am

Hug Thanks Ladies!  I think the problem was I was pushing myself too hard and then I got burned out.  I started out Jan. 1 exercising 2-3 times a day for nearly an hour each time (usually with two of those sessions being intense Taebo).  And I did this for about 3 weeks straight.  Now I want to do it, but I don't feel like doing it!  So what I think I will do now it start with cardio and work back into everything else SLOWLY like Hairbraider suggested!  Cmesweet, my baby and I used to put on Radio Disney and just bounce around forever & she loves that!  So good suggestion; I WILL DO THAT WITH HER FOR BOTH OF US!  She loves to go outside so that is something we can do on the day it's not cold or rainy (South LA weather, you never what you'll get)!

I really appreciate you guys and the support!  I can do all things through Christ because He gives me strength I need - EVEN EXERCISE!!! Hug


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Posted By: tazmonster
Date Posted: February 25 2007 at 6:22pm

Type 4 hair

Currently relaxed, may continue that way
Hair regimen: shampoo and condition once a week, deep condition every 3 weeks, pay attention to scalp and ends, moisturize and protein treat
Currently jaw length in front 1 inch in back
Goal length: upper back
Currently using Paul Mitchell Awapui shampoo and Moisture conditioner, Africa's Best oil. Want to use more olive oil and moisturizers
Health goal: want to be reasonably active, hydrated, build muscle
Currently not eating a lot of junk food, but want to eat more fruits and veggies and drink more water
Currently walking a lot, want to do pilates and skateboard


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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: February 26 2007 at 8:03am
Welcome to the challenge Tazmonster..ooooooooo skateboarding. That sounds exciting, I wish I could do more than just kick and push, I would love to be able to direct the board in more than one direction LOL 
 
Kbaby, all of that intense strenious exercise can cause burn out.  Be careful. Have fun bouncing with your baby :) sounds fun


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Posted By: tazmonster
Date Posted: February 26 2007 at 3:09pm
Kicking and pushing is about all I can do right now, but I'm working on it. I rarely get the chance to actually go out and ride. I don't have my own board anymore, so I have to find one. It's still really fun though, because I can borrow boards and I have other female friends who are good at boarding that I can work with.

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Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: March 04 2007 at 5:16pm

Well I've got a small update. I've re-implimented my colorguar "core rutine." Everday  (sometimes every other day) I do sit ups -12 different sets in esclating numbers. followed by push ups, then doing the plank for 30is seconds each like 4 times.

 

I havent  lost weight persay but my abs are getting tigher, which is good.



Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: March 05 2007 at 9:29am
That is good Sakura,
   I've lost maybe 1/2 an inch.  I can almost button a pair of my old pants just another half inch to go.  Also, I decided to include more cardio than I was doing earlier this year because weight lifting was Ok but I think i need to do more. 
 
As far as at work, I haven't been walking as much as I would like too. I swore off eating the foods in my office as well, that lasted a while, but i need to motivate myself not to do that again. 
 
This will be my second week of cornrows...hopefully i can make it to 3 weeks.  So far I have washed them with diluted shampoo, oiled my scalp with castor oil and do-gro
 
Is it just me or does anyone elses scalp soak up castor oil?


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: March 08 2007 at 10:09pm
Cmesweet my scalp soaks up all oils. don't know how come. and if i don't oil it, it will get itchy.
BTW - i stalked your Fotki... you are very beautiful woman. And you got moves!!! Notworthy saw pix from your show.


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 9:22am
Kellie,  my scalp is the exact same. I need the oils because it will itch if I don't, but it soaks up the oil anyways.  I've been trying to find a way around that but it doesn't seem to work.    
 
Thanks for the compliments, by the way :). How is your transition going?


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Posted By: tazmonster
Date Posted: March 13 2007 at 8:51pm
my scalp used to be the same way, but since i've been using this nioxin scalp moisturizer spray i haven't even needed to put oil in it. i put it on every day and my scalp stays moisturized. you just have to make sure you don't use any other products that would counteract it. i tried to use infusium 23 leave-in and the infusium gave me dandruff and dry scalp, so the nioxin couldn't do its job.

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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: March 16 2007 at 1:53pm
I talked to my mom and she didn't think it would be healthy so I am adding in protein (chicken,fish,turkey) and I found a website that suggests fiber to help detox and clean colon...so I am going to do that and use prune juice....

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Okay just got back into the game of exercising...I am planning to go on a fast for the next week to detox because I feel so heavy from all the junk food I had been eating. Basically going to drink tea sweeten w/honey and drink this soup consisting of cabbage and tomatoes etc. No processed foods, white sugar, or salt....gotta lose weight in the up coming weeks cuz my friends are coming in for a visit. Wish me luck! [IMG]smileys/smiley1.gif" align="middle" />

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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: March 18 2007 at 9:53pm
cmesweet i was tempted to cut my hair and hubby saw the shears and said, uh. you just bought more products, (NTM) i think you need some hair to use it on..... shucks. (i felt guilty) so i just clipped the ends. I will clip every time i wash, that way i should be able to keep any splits at bay and get closer to the natural hairs....


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: March 20 2007 at 12:36pm
I've been slacking on my exercise.  My back was giving me trouble because of the weather change I guess.  So I wasn't able to do all my exercises because it was painful, and I was afraid I'd injure my back.  Boy, it's so easy to get out of the habit and so hard to start it back up again!  I'm trying my best to get back into the routine.
 
Also, the weather has been great so I want to start walking again.  Probably 2 miles at first, then working up to 3 or 4.  I've lost 3 lbs since January, but I have a little pudge around the middle and I hate that.  Walking flattens my stomach more than crunches, so I'm looking forward to getting rid of it. Wink
 
My eating habits have been going good.  I've been keeping lots of crackers and fruit and nuts around to snack on instead of sweets.  I really do have self-control when I want to. lol


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http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com - click here to go to My Hair Space


Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: March 20 2007 at 9:45pm
hairbraider, you are wise not to push it with back pain. one thing that i know helps is stretching. a great stretch video can help to relieve some tension in the muscles. also i found out that sometimes if you increase your water, some back pain can dissipate. especially if the kidneys aren't getting to flush properly, it can make your back hurt. (not saying that's your issue, but it may help someone else) but kudos to you for sticking with it and changing the snacks.

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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: March 21 2007 at 9:53am
Sorry to hear about your back Hairbraider, I agree with Kellie, make sure to stretch and warmup up for 8 to 10 minutes before actually exercising.  When you warm up,  usually you want to practice the actual exercise slower and less intense than you would when you are doing Cardio.
 
JUST  A SIDE NOTE: Also, I wanted to let people know that doing crunches is great, but if you have a tummy the only way to really burn that tummy off is by cardio. Crunches make your muscles more defined, but if your tummy is kinda sticking out, the the definition of the muscles will not be seen, however they will push the fat coating further out, making your stomach look bigger.
 
I have decided to eliminate sweets...I gained weight in my chest. I'm not sure if this is from lifting weights, especially the pecs but I am going to have to detrain that part.
Also, I looked at what I have been doing differently in the last month and seriously, since it was midterm month, I was reaching for alot of fast and quick foods, such as giant muffins, macdonalds :(...I know its horrible.
But last week i stepped up my game.  Tonight before I got to class I am going to attend a spinning class. I am so excited.


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Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: March 21 2007 at 11:50am
Thanks for the encouragement, ladies.  I do stretch... alot!  That relieves most of my back pain/discomfort.  I also found an excellent massage therapist, just wish he wasn't 2 hours away!  My reason for the problems is that I had scoliosis surgery 7 years ago.  But, yes kellie, I do need to drink more water.
 
Cmesweet, thanks for making the point about cruches vs cardio.  It makes sense, I just never really thought about it.  Wacko 


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did henna for the first time
http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com - click here to go to My Hair Space


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: March 28 2007 at 7:39pm
Well, I have had my hair in a protective style since Friday and I plan on wearing it like this until the 6th of april.
 
Sunday I did 30 minutes on the ellipitical, 1 hour in Yoga( for beginners) and 15 minutes in step class but my body was too tired.
 
Yesterday, I went walking around town for 35 minutes
 
Today I took a 45 minute Spin class, wow that was some serious work.  However, I think actually riding my bike would be more fun than a stationary bike cranking resistance levels.


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Posted By: tazmonster
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 11:35am
Yeah, my mom does spin classes sometimes, and they are totally intense. I think I want to get a bike or start swimming or something.

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Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: April 03 2007 at 6:54pm
Well I just thought I would check in. Since the last time I've posted I kind of slacked on excerise but I'm doing better now.
 
Today I did about 2 miles on the Ellipitical ( around 20 minutes) followed by 3 sets of 10 bench presses and shoulder presses. Then I finished up with a quater mile on the treadmill. I hope to continue to work out a little everyday. Sometimes I speed walk with my sister around the lake by our house ( I forgot how long it is.)
 
I've been trying to eat healthier and stay away from junk. It is working but sometimes its a little hard. But I'm doing well.
 
Hair wise I've been doing okay. My hair is growing but it seems like it isn't because its curly. And I get a little discouraged but i do try to keep up what i'm doing. I've been using buns and claw clips mostly for protective styling because twists take too long at the moment because I do them small.
 
I hope everyone is doing well. :)


Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 04 2007 at 11:51pm
ladies, it is great to see the support is still there and we are checking in.
20lbs gone, much more  to go. whooo hooo! taebo and slim in 6 coming at yah! i need variety. too cold to jog outside.
 
i have been using some oils on my scalp that seemed to take away the itchies. This one's for you cmesweet!
 
EOs - clove oil, peppermint oil,tea tree oil; lavender oil & 1/2 camelia oil + 1/2 meadowfoam seed oil.
i don't have exact measurements but i say use the EOs oils in like 10-20 drops unless you want more and top up with the camelia & MFS oil. i put this in a dark brown bottle with a dropper (50 ml) and add every other night. oooo it feels tingly and no itchies. hope this helps


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: sakura07
Date Posted: April 05 2007 at 6:05pm
Kellie Congrats on loosing 20 pounds already!! Keep up the good work!


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 05 2007 at 7:58pm
Hi Ladies. Is it too late to join inBig%20smile


Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 05 2007 at 10:41pm

thanks ladies... it took 3 mths to lose 20 lbs. sheesh. but i think it is better than the fast way.

mshoney. welcome. never too late to join. Thumbs%20Up


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 05 2007 at 11:08pm
Originally posted by kellie7777 kellie7777 wrote:

thanks ladies... it took 3 mths to lose 20 lbs. sheesh. but i think it is better than the fast way.

mshoney. welcome. never too late to join. Thumbs%20Up
 
20lbs. in three months is pretty darn goodClap


Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 06 2007 at 2:28pm
Originally posted by MSHONEY MSHONEY wrote:

20lbs. in three months is pretty darn goodClap
Alright I'm in too.. (Dang girl.. you mean I GOTTA be good??!!LOLLOL) Gotta think of what my hair goals are and I'll post back..

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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: April 06 2007 at 3:26pm
Well I for the most part I have been sticking to my diet but started to slack on my exercising but I had a big paper to due so I'll blame it on that lol I bought Smooth move tea, dandelion tea, and carrot juice. I drink the dandelion 3x a day and smooth move if I have a tummy ache. The carrot juice taste so nasty so I am going to get some other juices to mix it with....I add horsetail extract to it and drink it in the morning. I feel lighter and my skin is looking clearier. Upcoming goals are: minimun 3x weekly exercise, take my vitamins, and 1x weekly cowashing in addition to 2x washing. (currently in braids)

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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: April 06 2007 at 3:28pm
I heard that some juices have too much sugars but I really want to try juicing with carrot juice...any suggestions on what I can mix with the carrot juice? I was thinking apple and something else?

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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 06 2007 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by blackhoney112 blackhoney112 wrote:

I heard that some juices have too much sugars but I really want to try juicing with carrot juice...any suggestions on what I can mix with the carrot juice? I was thinking apple and something else?
Apple juice is a nice compliment to the carrot juice.. The two flavors should blend very well..

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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: April 07 2007 at 11:09am
Thanks for the advise Divavocals I was scared that the carrot would overprower the apple but since you says it compliments I am going to give it a try!
*** Btw I love your hair if don't mind me asking what is your regime


Anyone else that is trying to detox I have to give a rave for Dandellion tea...it taste delicious and helps to clear you up! I tried Smooth move tea but it didn't work as well....Has anyone tried Colonix?

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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by blackhoney112 blackhoney112 wrote:

Thanks for the advise Divavocals I was scared that the carrot would overprower the apple but since you says it compliments I am going to give it a try!
You're welcome girl.. I had a friend that had one of those juicer contraptions, and she made me some carrot apple juice, and FORCED me to taste it.. I was surprised that I actually liked it..LOL
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Originally posted by blackhoney112 blackhoney112 wrote:

*** Btw I love your hair if don't mind me asking what is your regime
Awww girl.. thanks.. I'm wearing weaves now to grow out a SUPER short cut I did in '04. I cut my APL length hair down to a short tapered style. (Think short like Fantasia or Halle short!Shocked) I've cut my hair before, but nothing quite this drastic. (at least not since the day when I decided to get a Jheri Curl!!!LOL) It was bold move on my part and I LOVED the cut, but realized that I had to keep it short for it to continue to look nice.. So the beginning of '05 after 9 months of wearing super short hair, I decided it was time to grow my own hair back. So I put my weave back in.
 
My own hair is growing very well under the weave. (Just now grazing my shoulders again!Thumbs%20Up) My care routine is pretty simple. I stick to sulphate free shampoos (Creme of Nature--Green label, Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy, and Enjoy Luxury), and I have a shower filter.. I haven't found my IT conditioner yet, but have been using a coupla of the ION of moisturizing conditioners..
 
Up until recently I was relaxing only the hair that I left out for blending in my weave, but 6 months ago elected to go without a relaxer to see how I feel about leaving relaxers behind.. (still not sure how I feel about this just yet..Confused) Debating whether to go back to relaxers or do the BC.. I may do the BC anyway regardless of which way I go..
 
My choice of leave-in conditioners is down to Giovanni's Pro Fusion and the Sexy Hair Soy Leave-In.. For daily moisture I'm torn between Elasta's Mango Butter, ORS Carrot Oil Creme, and good ol' Vitapointe.. I'm keeping heat down to a minimum. I air dry my hair after my weekly wash unless I need to dry faster for a special occasion.. I only flat iron once a week the hair I leave out for blending (using Chi Silk Infusium).
 
That's about it.. Just gotta decide now what my actual hair and weightloss goals are.. You ladies are an impressive bunch.. I am inspired reading your posts!!!Tongue


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 2:15pm
Did you say Jheri curl? You are boldTongue. What type of weave is in your pic.


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 2:53pm
                   MS HONEY
Hair type:3b/c
Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning: natural
Hair regimen: condition daily w/ Pantene Hydrating Curls, still experi. w/ leave in's

Present hair length: 1 in.( did the BC down to 1/4 in Dec. '06)

Hair length goal: at least 3 in. by Dec.'07

Hairstyle goal: to get my fusion back in while Michael Jordan and    Leonardo DiCaprio are still single, Simon Bakers already marriedLOL

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: start using hair growth vitamins, settle on leave-in conditioner w/shea butter in it?

Health goal: 5-10 lbs. a month( Atkin's) to combat weight gain from PCOS

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: increase protein w/protein water, decrease white carbs 

Exercises: resume 10 miles or more daily on recumbent bike



Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by MSHONEY MSHONEY wrote:

Did you say Jheri curl? You are boldTongue. What type of weave is in your pic.
Yes ma'am I did venture down the Jheri curl road.. Wanted one so bad I went 3 or 4 months with no relaxer and then did a BIG chop and cut my BSL hair down to 1 1/2 inches.. My mom was PISSED!!! But I had visions of curls I didn't have to roll or hot curl hair to get, and NOTHING not even my hair was gonna stop me from getting 'em!Tongue Mommy was not quite as thrilled or facinated as I was..LOLLOL
 
I am wearing a sew in weave with Extensions Plus Natural Curl with a matching full skin closure.. You can see the rest of my pics if you go to the link in my siggy..


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 4:06pm
how long were you and Jheri together?LOL. I wanted one too but I was not about to cut my hair that short, it WAS the '80's. My girlfriend had to have hers chopped off for a week before her curl and she wasn't the most attractive person to begin withConfused.  She had long pretty hair, after they finished with her she looked as if they glued some brillo pads to her head. I was scared straight, literally, after that. I probably ran home and made sure I had some perm left after that scare.


Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by MSHONEY MSHONEY wrote:

how long were you and Jheri together?LOL. I wanted one too but I was not about to cut my hair that short, it WAS the '80's. My girlfriend had to have hers chopped off for a week before her curl and she wasn't the most attractive person to begin withConfused.  She had long pretty hair, after they finished with her she looked as if they glued some brillo pads to her head. I was scared straight, literally, after that. I probably ran home and made sure I had some perm left after that scare.
Jheri and I were together for about 4 years..LOLLOL It was cute even when it was super short.. (my mommy never quite got over that extreme cutLOLLOL) and I was never drippy or wet!LOL After 4 years my mom literally PAID me and the beautician that SHE hand picked -- she wanted to make sure that she had the woman in HER pocket so I couldn't talk the stylist into leaving the curl in -- to take that "thing" out of my hair!LOLLOL 
 
Ahhh it was good while it lasted.. I only have ONE picture left to remind me of my 80s slip!LOLLOL I moved on to 2 ton Diana Ross BIG weaves after that! Ahhhhhhh the 80s!!!LOL


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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 5:07pm
Justin bought sexy back, I'm bringin' big hair back. Fran Dresher was my she-ro on the Nanny. I had big hair in the early '90's. I miss it so much. If we can get a bunch of forum girls to do it in the hair challenge for '08 we won't look crazyLOLLOLLOL


Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by MSHONEY MSHONEY wrote:

Justin bought sexy back, I'm bringin' big hair back. Fran Dresher was my she-ro on the Nanny. I had big hair in the early '90's. I miss it so much. If we can get a bunch of forum girls to do it in the hair challenge for '08 we won't look crazyLOLLOLLOL
Girl I'd put a Jheri curl back in before I went back to all that BIG hair.. Too much hairspray and mousse required!LOLLOLLOL

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Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 09 2007 at 7:48pm
Originally posted by Divavocals Divavocals wrote:

Originally posted by MSHONEY MSHONEY wrote:

Justin bought sexy back, I'm bringin' big hair back. Fran Dresher was my she-ro on the Nanny. I had big hair in the early '90's. I miss it so much. If we can get a bunch of forum girls to do it in the hair challenge for '08 we won't look crazyLOLLOLLOL
Girl I'd put a Jheri curl back in before I went back to all that BIG hair.. Too much hairspray and mousse required!LOLLOLLOL
 
 
LOLLOLLOLLOL I'd risk it all for a two foot updo wig fallLOLLOLLOLLOL


Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 10 2007 at 12:16pm

Okay.. here's mine..
 
Hair type: 4a

Relaxed/texturized/natural/transitioning: Transitioning (6 months post relaxer, and on the bubble about whether to complete my transition..)

Hair regimen: (repeated from previous post) I'm wearing weaves now to grow out a SUPER short cut I did in '04. I cut my APL length hair down to a short tapered style. (Think short like Fantasia or Halle short!)
 
I stick to sulphate free shampoos (Creme of Nature--Green label, Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy, and Enjoy Luxury), and I have a shower filter.. I haven't found my IT conditioner yet, but have been using a coupla of the ION of moisturizing conditioners..
 
Up until recently I was relaxing only the hair that I left out for blending in my weave, but 6 months ago elected to go without a relaxer to see how I feel about leaving relaxers behind.. (still not sure how I feel about this just yet..) Debating whether to go back to relaxers or do the BC.. I may do the BC anyway regardless of which way I go..
 
My choice of leave-in conditioners is down to Giovanni's Pro Fusion and the Sexy Hair Soy Leave-In.. For daily moisture I'm torn between Elasta's Mango Butter, ORS Carrot Oil Creme, and good ol' Vitapointe.. I'm keeping heat down to a minimum. I air dry my hair after my weekly wash unless I need to dry faster for a special occasion.. I only flat iron once a week the hair I leave out for blending (using Chi Silk Infusium).

Present hair length: Just grazing shoulders! Clap

Hair length goal: At least 3 in. by Dec.'07

Hairstyle goal: Just to keep my hair healthy.. I go through length changes all the time and as long as I can continue to grow healthy hair (and they still make remy hair and weaves), my only real goal is to keep my hair healthy!

What styling/products methods you want to increase or decrease the use of: Find a good conditioner(s) for my hair. IF I decide to run back to the "creamy crack"LOL I want to know what's the best relaxer for my hair type.

Health goal: 20-30 lbs. by year end which should hopefully allow me to lessen the diabetes meds I now have to take.

What foods you want to increase or decrease the consumption of: Increase water consumption!Angry

Exercises: Walking (my neighborhood is BEAUTIFUL!!!)



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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: April 10 2007 at 1:26pm
The apple/carrot juice was yummy

Thanks for sharing your regime Divavocals, Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy shampoo sounds delicious...I have got to check this out. I love the weave it looks so natural, good luck with transitioning u can do it!---off you check out your site!

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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 10 2007 at 5:06pm
Originally posted by blackhoney112 blackhoney112 wrote:

The apple/carrot juice was yummy

Thanks for sharing your regime Divavocals, Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy shampoo sounds delicious...I have got to check this out. I love the weave it looks so natural, good luck with transitioning u can do it!---off you check out your site!
Told ya girl!Wink Thanks for the compliment!!! Definitely checkout the Sexy Hair Shampoo.. I want to BATHE in this stuff!!!!LOLLOL

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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: April 16 2007 at 11:46am
Friday I deep conditioned my hair over night with LeKlair cholestoral...it smelled bad. Anyways, I detangled with it in and then washed it out.  Then I put in Parnevu leave- in conditioner and blow dried my hair.     Afterwards, I went to get my hair cornrowed....they reach to my armpit or a little below. I noticed it took longer than usual for the girl to braid them  $10.00.  Then I came home, sprayed my ends with a spritz of water and kukui nut body oil and put 2 beads on the end of each braid.  
 
Just to feel the wooden beads down my back is awesome and also that they come over my shoulder. WHen I was a kid i always wanted to wear beads and now I finally can.
 
Ok  
 
4/12/07   1 mile alternating jog and walk
4/15/07  2 miles on elliptical  30 mins
               yoga                        60 mins
              


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Posted By: sashi
Date Posted: April 17 2007 at 8:55am
Hi,

I am a new member but i would love to share this piece of information with all of my friends. A few days back as I was searching on the net for some Hair Loss Treatments i came across this site called : http://www.cure-for.info

I saw in this site that they have mentioned hair Loss Treatments which are easy to do and very natural. They have no side-effects and they work wonders. I tried the tips mentioned on the site and beleive me it worked great for me. My hair loss has decreased drastically in a few weeks.
Well, guys they are some great tips and can be done easily too.
Go check it out.

Sashi


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 18 2007 at 6:15pm
welcome sashi. which one did you try?

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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: sashi
Date Posted: April 18 2007 at 11:05pm
Hi,

Thanks a lot. I tried the first two points that have been mentioned on the site. It seems to be working. Today I noticed they have added another tip on the dandruff page to cure dandruff. I tried that recipe also, my hair has definitely become silky but, as in for dandruff I don't know how much it's helped, as today was the first time I applied the curd recipe mentioned. But, The texture of the hair has definitely improved after wash.

Sashi


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Posted By: Divavocals
Date Posted: April 19 2007 at 6:14pm
My own hair update.. I have been wearing a sew in weave since 2005 as a protective style while I grew my hair back from a VERY short hair cut. As of last weekend, I am happy to note that my hair is now 1" past my shoulders. I took down my last install and flat ironed my hair just cause I haven't worn my own hair out in two years... It is thick and healthy, and the only relaxed area is the horseshoe are I left out for blending my hair with the weave. That area is now 6 months post relaxer.. I may continue down that path and go all natural.. (not sure still) So if things continue to go down this path I should be pretty close to APL by the end of the year.. I will be getting my new install next week.. I'm sooooo excited!!! Can't wait to see what my hair looks like at the end of this journey!

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Posted By: sashi
Date Posted: April 19 2007 at 11:23pm
All the best to you, I am sure you will great results.

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Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: April 23 2007 at 8:22am
I was late to yoga yesterday, but I hear yoga is great for the hair because you have to go into position that increases the blood flow to the scalp.  
 
This weekend, I walked around the neighborhood a few times as well.   
 
Happy Hair growing to everyone!
 
This will be week 2 for these cornrows, I will probably take them out on Friday.
 
Nappturality is having a Cornrow until Decemeber challenge. The only thing I'm afriad of is having stress on the hairline and causing alopecia from it.


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Posted By: fathia
Date Posted: April 23 2007 at 10:04pm

Hi everyone! I am new and would like to join the challenge. I have short naturl hair that is curly. It is neck length.  And would like to grow it to pass by shoulders. I really hope thats not impossible. I will keep a journal and keep you all updated. wish me luck!  Oh, and as for exercise and food. I just started doing cardio three times a week and running on some days. I am trying to eat healthy  and drink water and all that stuff. And also i will take a multivaitam once a day. And other things i should add to my routine plase let me now i am so new to this. Thanks



Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: April 24 2007 at 2:05pm
Welcome Fathia
 
It is possible for you to grow your hair pass your shoulders. It takes patience.  Sounds like you are off to a great start!
 
How is everyone else doing?


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Posted By: fathia
Date Posted: April 24 2007 at 4:27pm

Thanks cmesweetThumbs%20Up



Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 24 2007 at 9:28pm
hi ladies,
well i weighed in today, but no change on my 20 lbs. this is 2 weeks now..argghhh Crying3. but the one thing i know is that i am really working hard on the muskles, so i figure it is better than gaining and nothing to show for it.
cmesweet, yoga i have not done in a while, i hear it does send blood to the brain, i should try that. i may even have a video somewhere. i must sound like a hermit all these videos, but i do get out..  Lachen70i promise


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: April 25 2007 at 9:43am
Kellie, I'm sure you are doing a great job with your challenge.
   I have alot of exercise videos too, plus the Fit TV network...so I can rest assure that you are not a hermit.


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 27 2007 at 12:33am
Thanks cmesweet. i need the encouragement. 2 wks without loss has taken a toll on me, especially with the taebo and slim in 6. man, that stuff is hard and then to see no weightloss Cry
i have even started eating more vegetarian meals.
So here's what i have decided, i am going to challenge slim in 6 and do only that for 6 wks and see what happens Whip


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 27 2007 at 7:00am
Originally posted by kellie7777 kellie7777 wrote:

Thanks cmesweet. i need the encouragement. 2 wks without loss has taken a toll on me, especially with the taebo and slim in 6. man, that stuff is hard and then to see no weightloss Cry
i have even started eating more vegetarian meals.
So here's what i have decided, i am going to challenge slim in 6 and do only that for 6 wks and see what happens Whip
 
Hi Kellie. Have you noticed any change in the way your clothes fit? Are they a little looser? You are probably replacing fat with muscle and won't see a change on the scale yet. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. A pound is a pound no matter what it is.Smile


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 27 2007 at 11:06pm

yes i am seeing looser clothing honey. especially where the 'girls' are concerned.

you do have a point. i really want to get myself together. Repeat after me " Good things are going to happen to me this year".... yeah!!!


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Last Relaxer Apr 06


Posted By: Ms.Honey
Date Posted: April 28 2007 at 12:22am
Originally posted by kellie7777 kellie7777 wrote:

yes i am seeing looser clothing honey. especially where the 'girls' are concerned.

you do have a point. i really want to get myself together. Repeat after me " Good things are going to happen to me this year".... yeah!!!
 
Have you ever tried Atkins. The have a 3 day fat fast that really jump starts weight loss.


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Posted By: kellie7777
Date Posted: April 29 2007 at 10:46pm
i tried Atkins but i didn't last. i gotta eat... lol!!
 
But i started a program that actually detox first before getting into the eating plan. i think it is great, if they would only stop passing around tons of food at work... a girl can only resist for so long.....Wink


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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: May 05 2007 at 10:37am
Has anyone found a solution to snacking? I bought almonds, yogurt, sugar free pudding, and special k and man they are going quick! I am glad that I am not eating cookies and chips but still....

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Posted By: blackhoney112
Date Posted: May 05 2007 at 10:39am
It sounds like your doing really well kellie, I stopped using the scale and started using a measuring tape the scale was hurting my feelings lol


Originally posted by kellie7777 kellie7777 wrote:

yes i am seeing looser clothing honey. especially where the 'girls' are concerned. [IMG]http://messenger.msn.com/Resource/emoticons/lightbulb.gif" />



you do have a point. i really want to get myself together. Repeat after me " Good things are going to happen to me this year".... yeah!!!


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Posted By: hairbraider
Date Posted: May 05 2007 at 2:37pm
I got a job last week, working 8:30-3:00, so my morning workout routine is almost non-existent now.  I try to do a few stretches and at least some push ups before work because it makes me feel better.  I'm trying to get into doing it all when I get home.  Sometimes I'm bursting with energy when I leave work, but by the time I make the 30 minute drive home, all I want to do is take a nap. LOL  So I'm trying to work into a new routine.
 
I weighed in at 123 lbs 4 days ago!  I was 130 at the beginning of the year and my goal was to lose 5.  So now, I just have to work to keep it off for the rest of the year.  My job is also changing my eating habits.  I can't snack while working because my hands are constantly busy, so that's a good thing.  I do keep something to drink (usually fruit juice) handy to take a sip of now and then which keeps me from feeling hungry. 


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