I've been rocking a sew-in since January. I love it! I've gotten a lot of growth since, and I'm hoping it continues. I'm planning on rocking sew-in's for the rest of the year. When I put the sew-in in my head my hair length was almost brastrap length. So I'm hoping to be full brastrap by July.
Also by request from LaQT, I took a pic of the front of my sew-in. Sorry I took so long to post this...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I actually started back in October last year and so far I am loving it. At first when I began this diet I was trying to lose weight and slim up a bit. But now I'm doing it because I've noticed a great positive change in my health, so I decided to stick with it.
Since October, I stopped eating chicken, beef, pork, cheese, milk, and a few other things. Lately, I've been sticking to seafood, a whole lot of fruits and whole lot of veggies. And I've replaced cow's milk with rice milk. Honestly, I think I'm addicted to rice milk...lol! But I never thought that I would ever stop eating cheese. Cheese was the hardest thing to stop. But I got over it after a month.
As far as a change in my body. When I first started I weighed in at 125lbs. After 2 months with out exercise I was down to 110lbs. Also all of my size 3 pants are now 1's. I had to re-buy certain outfits because some clothes look way too big on me.
So with that said I plan to start posting some really good recipes to some dishes I've been eating lately. I've gotten really good in the kitchen since I last posted. Plus I will also post some tips too.
My honey bunny turned 3 years old. Well, his birthday was on the 2nd of March, but I'm still in disbelief that he's growing up right before my eyes. This year for his birthday present I bought him a new bed to actually sleep in. The last one he destroyed and he's been sleeping at the end of my bed instead. So I got him a new one and trained him to love it and actually sleep in it.
Here's a pic of him enjoying his birthday present.
Hey guys, I am back. Sorry it took me so long to write. So much has happened since I last wrote something. Well, to start off, I was in a car accident that landed me in the hospital and in therapy since this past Thanksgiving. So I was definitely not in the mood to blog about anything for a while. Also school has been kicking my but and keeping me busy. Thank God for spring break!
Anyways, I've got so much things I can't wait to talk about so keep checking back for more updates!!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I decided to take my sew-in out 5 weeks earlier than I had planned. I got anxious and couldn't wait another 5 whole weeks to touch my hair again. So I took it out on Saturday and relaxed it. I'm happy with my progress, but I'm not happy with the results of my relaxer. I don't know if it's because I didn't detangle so well, but some parts of my hair came out underprocessed. And some other parts came out overprocessed. I'm more upset with the overprocessing part. I'll be doing a corrective relaxer at the end of the year. Other than that I can now say that I have made a full recovery from my very frustrating setback that I had in March.
Here are my progress pics:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Okay so after I took out my last sew-in, I thought I was going to go until November until I could get another sew-in done. Well that never happened. About a week after I took it out. I went and put a fresh new sew-in back in my hair. I just really want to get those last couple of inches before the year ends. I don't want to do anything that might jeopardized that. Also it was around this time last year when I started the downward spiral to my first hair setback. I never want to experience that again. I know I'll have to deal with my hair again one day. But it ain't happening at all for the rest of this year. I refuse!
Also I will be doing nail designs again. I should have a new nail design this weekend. I may even do a tutorial on french tips! :)
Yay! My skin is back to normal again. I was so worried that I had ruined it for life. For the first 3 days I washed my skin with Biore Ice Cleanser w/ 2.0% Salicylic Acid and I didn't put anything else on my face for those days. Not even moisturizer. Then after 3 days had passed I only washed my face with pure water and at night I slathered petroleum Vaseline on my face. By the 5th to 6th day my skin was back to normal. So I am extremely excited about that.
After doing more research I realized that I didn't used pure organic honey. So if anyone wants to know what happens if you use impure honey on your face, look at my pics in the previous post. That should tell you all you need to know.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
WHY! WHY! Why did I do this? I am so upset right now. Okay here's what happened. My skin has always been smooth with no breakouts or blemishes. I noticed this past week I had about 2 very small dry patches on my face. So I searched the internet for some natural cures. I came across a few websites that suggested HONEY will leave your skin smooth and add moisture to it. So yesterday I decided to put honey all over my face. I left it on my face for 1 1/2 hours. After I washed it off, those sites were right it did leave my skin moisturized. But it also left my skin with the ugliest rash/breakout. I am so pissed! I have a major audition coming up next weekend. Plus I also have an interview with a talent agency in a few weeks. I need this gone, like now. Right now I'm sitting here with aloe vera gel on my face, praying to God that it will go away.
Here's the comparison shot of my face: BEFORE/AFTER
I believe I'm the only person in the world that honey has affected this way. I searched to see if anyone had the same issue, but everyone had great results. This definitely taught me a lesson. DON'T FIX IT IF IT AIN'T BROKEN!!!
Here is the sew-in I did a few weeks ago. I totally forgot to post it. Anyways, it came out perfect. I braided my hair back vertically and then sewed the tracks across. I kept it in for 5 weeks and followed the regimen in my last post. I just took it down today. The takedown was fairly smooth and easy. I basically soaked my hair with conditioner and water, and my braids just slips right apart. I must say I'm very happy with the results. I actually gained an inch of new growth.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to put another sew in back in my hair until the end of October. I have a boatload of auditions and interviews coming up and I'd rather rock my own hair while I do those things. I was trying to hold off on the relaxer til' January, but I need to look fresh for a very important audition coming up. My career is first priority over my hair...lol. But I promise to post my relaxer pics when I relax in October.
Here are some more pics of my sew-in: