• Uncategorized

    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…

  • Awareness

    Domestic Violence Statistics and Awareness

    While I blog about day to day life, I also use my blog as a platform in raising awareness on social issues. Watching my mother be abused at the hands of my father is my catalyst in raising awareness. Being a victim myself of domestic violence is my catalyst in raising awareness. Helping victims become survivors, is my catalyst in raising awareness. Image source: www.socialworkdegreeguide.com

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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!

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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),…

  • Blogging,  Goals,  Life

    Not So Random Thoughts

    Today was a pretty productive day for me. First I deactivated my Facebook account. I then forced myself to get up early so that I could knock out my household chores. I purged items in my closet to give to Goodwill. I organized my file cabinet and just a whole bunch of other stuff I knocked out today that I felt needed to be done. I hate clutter or not being organized. I’ve taken a leave of absence from school; just a week. My thoughts are all over the place at the moment. At times I don’t think it has fully sunk in that my sister has died. She has…

  • Uncategorized

    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…

  • Family

    My Sister; “Tony” aka Jed

    Yesterday I received news that my sister had passed. I’m still attempting to wrap my head around her dying. Tony is 12 years older than I am and we pretty much grew up together. She had some disabilities due to being hit by a car when she was young. However, she was smart as all get out, funny, and didn’t hesitate to tell you off either. We definitely had our share of fights because I didn’t like being told what to do. I still have the scar of her slamming my finger in the door. Of course we always made up because that’s what you do as sisters. I think…

  • Home

    Redecorating Our Home

    Hey y’all. One would think living in an apartment that there’s not much decorating you can do. I beg to differ *smiling*. I really don’t have a particular style; my main goals are functionality and comfortable.  At times I do miss having a house but then I think about all the cleaning I used to do and I’m like “nah, I’m good!”. At least for now anyway. I’m sooo happy that I went with a sectional for our living room. It’s super comfortable. The top of the coffee table lifts up and there’s storage underneath as well. I do need a better rug than the one that was previously there.…

  • Health,  Medical

    Hysterectomy Part 3. *WARNING* Surgical pictures included in post.

    I need to see if there are any pictures available of my uterus. I asked my gyn what it looked like due to the Fibroids and she said “Imagine what Mickey Mouse looks like?!? That would be what your uterus looked like. The hubster was able to see it and….well yeah *sad face*. The crazy thing about the surgery is that my gyn wasnt able to locate my right ovary, so we have no idea if it dissolved or what. July 31 Had to have post op appt. today due to a slight issue. Good news – somewhat! I’ve lost almost 20lbs. Woot! Woot! Don’t have much of an appetite…

  • Health,  Medical

    Hysterectomy Part 2. *WARNING* Surgical pictures included in post.

    You can read Part 1 – Here. The last thing I remember is being rolled out the room and my hubby giving me a kiss, followed by this…. I remember coming out of surgery and couldn’t stop my teeth from chattering. I don’t remember if I was cold or not but I do remember blankets being put on me. The next few posts are from when I posted on Facebook, so I’ll just be copying and pasting what I’d written on there.