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Monday, October 31, 2011

Long Term Transition to Natural Hair

 I have been transitioning to natural hair for 26 months. I honestly can't believe that I was able to transition for such a long period of time. The photos above show my hair at 25 months post relaxer/ 25 months into my transiton. I really am loving my natural hair. At this point, I am psychologically preparing myself for the chop. I only have a few inches of relaxed ends left. The photo below shows the stringy relaxed ends that are holding on for dear life.
This photo was taken at 24 months into my transition/ post relaxer. I think that I am now kinda ready to cut off the remaining ends. Nowadayz I'm rocking the kinky twists that I wore on my vacation. My protective styles have been a godsend throughout this transition. If I didn't have protective styles to wear, I don't think I would've been able to transition for such a long period of time. So, I wanted to transition for 28 months, but I think I may cut my hair a little sooner since my ends are beginning to drive me nuts. I have some single strand knots on some of the ends of my hair and they don't feel nice at all. They make my ends feel so rough. I can't wait to cut them off.
If you look closely you can see small knots on my hair....ugh!

Fix that Fat: Chapter 1

So I've officially come to the conclusion that I need to make a CHANGE. The first step in kicking an addiction or a habit, is to first realize that there is a problem. I have an issue with eating. Though I am not morbidly obese, I will soon be at that point if I don't control the issue. The three pictures above above show ME of course at different sizes. I took the bikini photos about 2 1/2 years ago. I was single, 40lbs lighter, and so much healthier. Weighing at 145lb at a height of 5'5 1/2 made me feel like I was in the best shape of my life. I call it my high school weight. Now, I want to get back there. Today I weighed in at 183lbs....geez that's heavy. Everything has gotten big....big butt, big boobs, big thighs, big arms...I never was this heavy. The third photo is when I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago. As you can clearly see, I am more covered up and for good reason. So, I have decided to make this life change....and THIS time it will be different. Over the past months, I have tried to go on diets and start exercise programs, but I ended up slacking off and just adding more pounds. THIS time will be different. I have until the end of February to get my body in shape. Most athletic trainers say that it takes 3 months to get your body in shape, and that's what I'm focusing on doing. I plan to start going back to the gym, but mostly focusing on P90X and Insanity. I hope to really change my eating habits too. NO MORE TACO BELL!!! I think I eat out way too much. I think I won't have that problem any more though cuz it's getting kinda old. It seems like everytime I say I'm not going out and I end up going out anyways, I always get terrible service or horrible food. Anyways, just sharing my new challenge that I'm focusing on...  Will keep ya updated!