Friday, July 24, 2015

Water Fast : Days 3 & 4

Day 3 was extemely rough. I started to pray and listen to gospel music around mid day and that lasted for about 3 hours. I was very hungry and I know it has a lot to do with me not drinking enough water. (But having to urinate every 20 minutes is not fun)

In leu of the band launches in Trinidad for Carnival 2016 I decided to do a look inspired by one of Tribe's costumes. Figured it would take my mind off food.
Sure enough, it worked. I posted this look up on my personal Facebook page to get the opinions of my friends and family- hands down everyone liked my ombré lip better than my "simple" lip.  

This look definitely challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and I'm really proud of myself! I will keep practicing and I will get better. 

Doing makeup on myself or a client- it's just so relaxing to me and I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love for a living! 

Day 4 my hunger was completely gone; but my cravings were at an all time high. I have been craving a juicy burger fresh off a blazing charcoal grill... mmmmm!! I started to feel really dizzy so I drank some coconut water. That was the most refreshing & invigorating thing my taste buds has ever been through! I felt replenished and ready to go for another 10 days. I really do feel like going a full two weeks would be great for me. I am learning how to listen to my body again, and it feels great.
Morning of day 5 - I sooooo wanted to publish this post last night to update you guys on days 3 and 4 but I was up all night chatting with my friend Mercedes! (She's been with me 5 years strong!  Her and her mom are my #1 clients; they became more than that over the years, we're practically family!) I woke up feeling full of energy, I made 20 ounces of water mixed with lemon, lime and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Which is basically the master cleanse minus the maple syrup.
Tomorrow I am working for at a beauty counter for a special event and I'm so nervous that I'm going to have to use the bathroom every 20 minutes if I drink too much, but if I don't drink enough I will get really hungry! I'm really nervous about tomorrow. The only time I could remember fasting and feeling perfectly fine was when I did my 3 day water fast with my friend Tasia. It was just so easy... then I think back and put myself back in that place. What made that fast different? I wasn't doing it for weight loss. My mindset and reasoning was totally different. I was doing it with Tasia and her church. Her church was open for 24 hours for 3 days and members were fasting. She told me about it and asked if I'd like to join. At that point I had already done one master cleanse and I felt like 3 days would be fine especially for an opportunity to be apart of such a spiritual experience. Point is, my reasoning was much bigger than weight loss, and that is where I realize my mind needs to stay- on the bigger picture.
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I just want to take a moment and pay respect to Sandra Bland, may she rest in peace. What happened to her was terrible when I saw the video my blood was boiling and tears came to my eyes.
"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service."

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Water Fast : Day 2

Day 2 - I woke up this morning with little to no hunger. I did not add any lemons or limes to my water today; just plain ole water. Today was not as easy as yesterday, I need to speed up the process and get my body into ketosis quickly so I will be drinking a laxative tea before bed tonight.

While on the Master Cleanse it requires a laxative tea at night and a salt water flush every morning- I will incorporate the laxative tea to my water fast because I want my cravings and hunger to subside. I really feel like when I drink tea it helps with my hunger.

I was really cranky today and didn't want to be bothered. This is one of those times that I wish I could be totally alone- Just me & the Lord. I prayed more yesterday than I did today, which is another reason why I think I've been feeling really cranky.

My bladder is mimicking the time I was in my third trimester of pregnancy. When I need to use the bathroom I need to use the bathroom; there is no holding it. It's after 10pm so 2 more hours until day 3!! My scale stopped working on Sunday (the day before I started my fast) which is probably a good thing because when I fast I tend to weigh myself every time I use the bathroom or every time I look at the scale for that matter. It truly amazes me how it goes down at least 2lbs everyday! I'm not looking for a number on the scale anymore thought; once I am proud of what I see in the mirror and my clothing starts to fit the way I want it to I'm happy.

I'm looking forward to day 3- After day 3 is when the real weight loss starts to kick in. My body will start to survive off of stored fat... isn't that lovely? :) 

I'm calling it a night, going to "enjoy" this cup of tea and pretend that it's a real drink. (like with alcohol) -_-

"If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing that he can do"

Monday, July 20, 2015

Started Out As A Master Cleanse....

My friend over at Mad Melly got me this mason jar!
I'm obsessed with cups and jars for some reason. This jar holds 24oz
I love that I can measure exactly how many ounces I'm
consuming. This was such a thoughtful gift as she knew that
I was starting on this journey ♥ If ya looking for a
cool fashion blog to follow- go follow her!

Whenever I start to yearn for a change in my life- the best thing I know how to do is fast and pray. I feel like any kind of cleanse, detox, or fast requires a lot of mental strength. I have done the Master Cleanse twice (and I've also completed a three day water fast.) Each time I utilized the cleanse as a tool to get in touch with my spiritual side. I am 100% more in tune with my body and I can understand and control my hunger. I am not only doing this fast for spiritual reasons, otherwise I wouldn't be sharing it with the public- I'm also doing it to lose weight and have a complete fresh start. I am documenting my journey and sharing it to hopefully help and inspire others.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Thank you all who participated in voting for my new Summer 2015 Hairstyle!

I went with the Kim Kardashian Blonde Lob Bombshell look!

Lob - A Long Bob.

t literally took me 3 days to get my hair done, and I still haven't worn it pin straight yet- which I'm most excited for! For those of you that don't know; my mom owns a beauty salon & she is my hairstylist! (I used to work there- I'll share my makeup journey with you guys in a future post!) In a nutshell- I get done in between her paying customers lol.

I took the #dontjudgemechallenge on Instagram and reveled my new color! (When ya done reading if you are on a mobile device scroll all the way to the bottom and click  Web Version... that way you can view the video!