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    What to Expect When You’re (not) Expecting… Menopause — Pearls and Pantsuits

    Remember that book we all read, back in the day, when we were expecting our first babies? Well here’s my blog version of that helpful little book, but it’s about the other fun thing that happens to us women. Hello. My name is Andy, and I survived menopause. And so did my husband. I remember when […] via What to Expect When You’re (not) Expecting… Menopause — Pearls and Pantsuits Follow and Share:

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    Weight Loss Journey

    So tomorrow I get this weight loss journey underway.  I’m going to go in with positive thoughts. I know that it is going to take discipline to be successful with this. My body and health will thank me for doing so. I’ve created a plan, which I’m hoping is sufficient. Especially since it’s been a hot minute since I’ve eaten right and exercised. I know that getting a decent night sleep will be beneficial as well. Again, discipline is going to come into bed for me ti unplug from the electronics by 10 p.m. and hopefully be sound asleep by 11 p.m. Follow and Share:

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    Weight Loss Journey

    Last week I had my first appointment with at a weight management clinic. I can tell you it was very eye opening having the doctor go over my results. I learned a lot about my body’s fat segmentation during the appointment. I will expand on that later in another post; I’m so sleepy right now. I received my prescription for Phentermine today which I will start taking Monday. I’m just hoping that the side effects listed isn’t too bad. I do know that the medication is not long term and that I still have to put in the work. I’m going to take plenty of before and after pictures and…

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    Journey To Healthy Hair (Update)

      Chopping my hair off has been far less traumatic than watching my hair come out in clumps every.single.day. There’s not much I can do, style wise, but I’m keeping my eye on the bigger picture; achieving healthy hair while embracing my natural hair/curls. So far the products I’ve been using (pictures below) have been great. I added in some gel (Eco Styler), Shea Moisture Curl and Shine Conditioner, and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. For whatever reason, the Shea Moisture products seem to be working better than the Cantu products. I do use the Just For Me spray and the Cantu Coconut oil spray interchangeably. Click pictures to enlarge! Follow…

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    Game of Thrones

    I wasnt sure if I had watched this series before so when I started watching it last night, I realized I had. And then I remembered why I stopped watching it during Episode 1 of Season 1. It involved a scene with the Dothraki warlord, Khal Drogo. I wont spoil it. Since I’m on a break from electronics and such, I started watching it again (last night) and I’m pleasantly surprised that I love this series. So I’ll be binge watching to catch up; considering I’m only on Season 1; Episode 4 and it’s currently in Season 7. One of my favorite quotes (or whatever ya want to call it),…

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    Journey To Healthier Hair

    After having my hysterectomy, it seemed as though my hair started coming out more and more. I’m not sure if the hair loss was/is due to hormones (I’m on HRT’S), having hypothyroidism, relaxing and/or dying my hair. Whatever the case may be, there were days when I was almost in tears due to the amount of hair I was losing. That led me to start cutting my hair recently. Interesting enough, it’s been awhile since I’ve relaxed my hair, and I’ve noticed that the grey hair hasn’t come back as quickly as it normally does. Also since cutting the relaxed hair, my hair hasn’t been breaking off as much. I’m…

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    We Are Our Worst Critic…

    Within the last 3 months or so, I’ve gained at least 20 lbs. It could be a combination of my medical issues –  Hypothyroidism. My Hysterectomy  – Note to self: Make appointment to have levels checked since I’m on hormonal medication. My not eating healthy which includes my addiction to soda at times. Not exercising… Previously to my taking note of my weight gain, I was already feeling down in the dumps as I have never been this overweight before. However, I’ve never been one to shy away from taking pictures and posting them (online), regardless as to what I’m wearing. When it comes to wearing certain clothing in public – now. Not…

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    Time

    It has become (painfully) aware to me that I’m not using my time effectively. Every day I lose about 4 – 5 hours because I’m sleeping. It’s a combination of my medical issues and going to bed late. By the time I wake up (around noon and as late as 2 p.m.) half the day is already gone. So what does one need to do to change this? Plan! I will be printing this out to place on fridge Monday – Friday Make sure to eat breakfast when I fix the hubster his. Do whatever chores need to be done. Zumba on the Xbox Check emails and social media. Respond…