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

KIM KARDASHIAN BLONDE LOB BOMBSHELL INSPIRED HAIR

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!