Monday, February 22, 2010

Food + Me

So back in November I told you all I joined this gym called Planet Fitness right? Well I have still been going to the gym about 3-4 days a week and I work out for an hour. So getting up and going to the gym is not my down fall because I LOVE IT! My problem is...eating the right foods. Like I really haven't seen any changes with my body so I'm like should I work out longer? I push my self when I'm there so what's the problem! This is something I know tons of people struggle with when trying to get healthy. Now I'm not a soda drinker, I don't like Burger King lol, and McDonalds isn't my addiction (shoes are :) ). If I do go to a fast food place like McDonalds  it will be once a month and I get like a chicken sandwich. I'm not big on cookies, chips, or cake like that so that's not my problem either. My problem is that for starters, I don't do the 6 meals a day (6 is better than 3), and I eat at the wrong times! So today I was thinking...what types of foods could I eat that are healthy and can be 6 small meals a day? I did my research of course! So starting Tuesday I'll be doing 6 small healthy meals a day. You may ask exactly what did I get from the grocery store! Okay I got:
-Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with 1% milk (whole grain cereal)
-Oatmeal (whole grain as well)
-Trail Mix
-Apples and Pears
-Honey Wheat Bread
-Provolone and Turkey
-Chicken of the Sea Tuna cups
Now this is just to get me started out so I can get a feel for what I'm doing and see the benefits and changes that come with it. There were many other items I didn't have to buy since we have it at home like fish, chicken, water, eggs, etc...So what I'm going to do (hopefully) is type up a daily journal of the things I eat for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/ and 3 meals in between those times. The key is to space it out every 2-3 hours. So I look forward to this and if anybody has any questions let me know! I will definitely keep you all posted on my progress!

Trying to find the words

Today is Monday...February 22,2010 and it's 2:36 p.m. I'm feeling a mixture of emotions that can't be expressed with just one word. Like in a sense I feel sad. I feel optimistic...I feel worried...but then I'm excited...About what though? My life in general. Right now I'm thinking about my education, a job, a career, my body, moving, self love, and future love from the opposite sex. For every single thought that I'm thinking the thing is...I don't have an answer right now.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

1:14 a.m.

So I'm awake late in the a.m. like always playing Cafe World on I swear it's addicting! I went out Friday night to this club in West Palm Beach called The Fun House. Personally I think the owner should rethink that name though...any who we stayed until like 3 a.m. and went over to Mirage which is another club...just to get the chicken wings lmao they are the bomb! Over all I had a good time...I wore those shoes I posted in the previous post (the black peep toes) and they are like extremely too big for my feet lol I couldn't even walk sexy like I usually do in heels...You all noticed I've been slacking in posts right? Been working on this group project and homework for the past couple of days...that's another post on it's on. Well I got to go check on my food in Cafe I'll be back soonnnn

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So it didn't work out...

So I straightened my hair last night and I was disappointed lol. You know how you get this vision in your head of how you want you hair to look or an out fit to look and once you do it, it doesn't look like that vision? Yeah that was me last night. First I washed it and stuff, then blow dried it out, and flat ironed it...I got my ends trimmed today by my Aunt as well.. So yeah I doubt I'll ever straighten it again. It's just frizzy and isn't working out...If I do decide to do this again in the future does anyone have any suggestions? OH and another took are some pictures of how it turned out...sigh* The first picture is after blow drying, the second is when I was flat ironing it, and the third is the frizzy mess...So what I may end up doing is twisting it back and taking it down to have a twist out or something...

Friday, February 12, 2010

They finally came!

My second pair of shoes finally came in today from Shoe Dazzle!! Tonight I may be going out so idk which pair I want to wear and with what outfit! Another thing, this will be my last pair of black heels lol! I need to add more colors...hell it needs to be my last purchase of shoes period....Here it is. Tell me what you all think

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One down one to go

I ordered some shoes from Shoe Dazzle like last week and the first pair came in today! The second pair should be here later this week so I can't wait for that! Like I said before every shoe you order from Shoe Dazzle is $39.95, you can't beat that! Here is my recent purchase, tell me what you guys think!

Walgreens pick ups

Yesterday I stopped by Walgreens to see what kind of nail polish they had and I came across the little sales basket with different colors on sale! The original price of these nail polishes are like $8.99 and I got them for $1.99 so I got 2 different colors with a clear coat. I need new mascara as well and started to get the Stiletto Lash again which is $8 ALONE but saw some in the basket for $1.24! I got that and this nude color lip gloss for $.99...Here are my pick ups with the prices included...

Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Sooo I ordered the most talked about curling product Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (try to say that three times lol) with the Kinky-Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner. It came in the mail like Monday so you know I was ecstatic! Today I tried and it I must say it does exactly what it says it will! First off both products have all natural ingredients, and smells like cake!! I don't have a problem with my curls not showing but this made them more defined and took away all the frizz. The product hasn't dried completely so I'll take pictures of it later. Here is one picture of what my hair look like without Kinky Curly on a daily basis and two pictures of how it looks with the products...

This is my hair with just my water and different oils mixture

This is my hair with just Kinky- Curly Curling Custard with the Knot Today Leave- In...I am really feeling this product so far! Just wish my hair were longer!! What do you guys think?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Something New Part 2

As I stated on my previous post I now have pictures! If I wasn't so lazy I would have put the clothes on so you all can see how they fit BUT that's too much work and I don't have anyone here to take the pictures for me...So here they are (for a closer view just click the pictures):

Low Rise Amber Boyfriend Jeans from Charlotte Russe (they stop above the ankles)

Dark Blue and White tanks from Charlotte Russe (I love tanks lol)

Floral Print tank from American Eagle

Stripped, 3/4 sleeve button up from Charlotte Russe...ties up in the back

Sequin tank from Charlotte Russe...idk what to do with this top I purchased it a minute ago...looks like a dress...I'll figure something out

Purple and White feather earrings from Charlotte Russe

Brown sandals from American Eagle and the Sailor rope sandals from Charlotte Russe

Something new...

I like to shop when I get the chance and all so maybe I should share with you guys some things I have purchased recently! Yeah! Okay I have to take pictures of the items but I will post them today so you all can see a few things I got. It's not a lot but hey it's something new...

Flat twist out

The other night I tried this Honey Conditioner recipe for hair that calls for 1 tsp of honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 egg yolk that I left in for 30 min. with a plastic cap. I noticed it was easier to detangle my hair after I rinsed it, shampooed and conditioned. It also cleaned my hair and scalp nicely! I saw other recipes online that called for more honey so maybe I'll try that later! Instead of doing two strand twists on my hair that night I decided to do flat twists since I haven't done that on my hair ever since my transitioning stage. Unfortunately I didn't take pics of the flat twists but here are some pics of what I got:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yay or Nay?

Lately I have been really, really, REALLY thinking about straightening my hair! I haven't seen my hair straight since November 2008! I love my curls but I just want to wear it straight for like a week. I know all about what heat does and the whole nine sooo What do you guys think? Yay or Nay? Or should I just wait longer?

Guess What I did?

I ordered a pair of I didn't get the shoes from ALDO I ordered from Shoe Dazzle...I don't feel bad either...just WAIT until you see them! Ahhhhhh! They should be coming in the mail late this week, early next week! I'm already excited lol!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month

Since the month of February is Black History Month I'm going to feature a quote or mini story once a week, on one of the many black men and women who continue to have an impact on the world. Let's start celebrating Black History Month with a quote:

"Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment"? --Nelson Mandela

If you want to know more about Nelson Mandela check out his biography over at: