Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Make yourself a priority

I have to at some point evaluate my life and make myself a priority. My mama was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the other day after going days with symptoms of excessive thirst, vision deterioration and constant need to pee. My brother has high blood pressure and my aunt does, too. My grandma also had high blood pressure and was diagnosed with renal disease about two years before she passed away. I have been told by my doctor that my vitatmin D is low, though I feel that directly correlates with my work schedule. I work late nights and am usually sleep during the day, so not much sun for me. Basically looking at my family history, I have no desire to go through what they are going through, especially when I can take precautions to at least prevent it. 
Somewhere along my journey, I lost track of my weight and eating habits. I can't pinpoint exactly when the weight got completely out of hand but I do know that when I started taking contraceptives my body began to change and so did my eating I suppose, though I believe what I was inhaling was the same types of foods. Needless to say I weigh a lot, and people will continue to say, "you look good, I can't tell you weigh that much" or "No you don't". How can they know what I myself see on the scale or in pictures. So, how can I fix this? By making it a priority to understand my relationship with food and exercise. I am so not a gym person but I do have a gym membership, I just need to make a plan to go to it. It is my goal to become more educated on the types of foods that I need and how they will interact with my body. Hopefully, in time I will come back with news of better healthier me.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

No Poo

I have for past two only co-washed my hair, and its worked out fine. However, I need to figure out what my regime was before I had my product junkie moment. I've been using bentonite clay as my cleansing method of choice but may make some shampoo to clean my scalp. My dermatitis issues are not as severe as when I was permed so that is a plus but I do need to make some more scalp treatment for that. As you probably can tell I'm a bit scattered and exhausted but all will be well soon as I get over this cold that I just can't shake. All in all my hair is doing fine, it's much longer now...a little past shoulder length.