Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hair and weightloss journeys updates

I have shared a little on my hair care journey and my weight loss journey on this blog and I thought it might be time for a little update.

Indeed, it's time for new beginnings.

I had taken a break from my hair journey during my pregnancy because, frankly, I could not handle it.  I made sure I didn't sabotage myself but even if I wanted too, I couldn't spend the hours I was used to spending on my hair weekly. I was too exhausted and sick to do anything but the strict minimum.

The pregnancy didn't make my hair grow faster.  It did, however, prevent shedding and even breakage.  So my hair sustained those few months without care also considering a cut in October and in April.  My hair is still SL, my breaking point.  We have never been longer.

I thought I might want to go natural after the baby, but I'm not sure.  I don't really want to.  I am texlaxed, and I love it.  I didn't know about texlaxing before my hair journey.  But right now, for me, it's a great alternative, in my opinion, the best of both worlds.  So I guess, hair journey wise, I'll be trying to break that terminal length ceiling I've been stuck under and try to reach APL.

I will try to follow a consistent regimen; wash weekly, DC at least weekly, hot oil treatment weekly, protect my hair daily.

As for my weight loss journey, another new beginning.  Last time I mentioned this subject, I was in a dark place.

I did try Atkins and decided that it was a fad diet for me.  I needed to understand my body and how I could be better with my health.  I joined Spark People the same month that I tried Atkins, August 2010.  However, I really started my journey with Spark People in May 2011 and what a great journey it was.  I followed it for about 4 months and lost 17 pounds.  After that, I got pregnant and put dieting to the side.

Now, I just had the baby and I am breastfeeding so I don't plan on dieting just yet.  I m losing the baby weight without effort for now.  When the scale stops going down, I'll slowly start reintroducing calorie counting.  I will be fully back on the Spark People wagon in a few months with a smile and confidence that I will succeed.

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