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  • Didn’t I just have Harper?! Geez! My baby’s 1st day of PreK 3 (yes, she’s 3!) was today and she basically acts like she runs the school. I think she was happy to have time away from mommy after the long summer. It was nice to have a few hours to myself. Now need to sit down and plan out all this time I have available (3.5 hrs) 😩. Mr swears the girls are gone 8 hrs a day and have so much free time 😒. #firstdayofschool
  • Nothing like having lunch dates with your girls while the kids are at school. Counting down to Harper’s first day. Follow @districtmotherhued for special discount on @supermomculture merch! This deal won’t be offered again for a while so 🏃🏾‍♀️ & look for this pic. #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Why play outside when you can have @townctratcobb as your playground? #ad We recently enjoyed a family fun day of playing and shopping at Town Center at Cobb, then dinner and a drink in a cool light bulb container. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com. #foundatsimon #JoinTheFamilyFun #familyfunatsimon
  • Came back from an amazing weekend in Durham, NC at the @theprevailingwoman conf back to Supermom mode. @letoyaluckett snatched all the edges when she said “If you are not kind to yourself, why would you expect someone else to treat us better than we treat ourselves?” My biggest takeaway is that I need to take care of myself so I can continue to be a supermom.  Gray tees and jean hats available now (bags are sold out)! Link in profile. #supermom #supermomculture
  • Sent my baby off to 4th grade this morning. She decided to wear a top she already had and she picked this hair style. She’s also excited to have a black woman teacher and principal. I was so hype that my little brown girl (only one in her grade) will get to see someone that looks like every day during her education journey. #firstdayofschool #blackgirlmagic #atlbraids #targetstyle
  • I’m having an amazing time @sheprevailsconference by @theprevailingwoman. If you watch my stories you will see them in action 💃🏾. I talked about the balancing act on a panel with @_kayalex_ & @themillennialmamma. The consensus is there is no balance.  I’ll get deeper in to that in a post later because I think we can all relate to that.  Thanks to @suakokobetty I was looking super fly in my kimono and matching shorts. My shoes are like 10 years old 😩. #sheprevails #prevailingwoman
  • The final days of summer! #AD We recently had a family fun day at @townctratcobb. Growing up, my mom and I would go to the mall every Saturday.  It was always an adventure.  Now, Town Center at Cobb is filled with family fun activities and of course, great shopping!  Beat the heat and enjoy a fun family day. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com #foundatsimon #jointhefamilyfun #familyfunatsimon
  • I’m ready for #backtoschool! New merch available for @supermomculture today! I call this my Momiana hoodie in neon green! I also have baseball caps, beanies, gray tees and sweats! Carpool will never be the same! Link in profile! #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Did you know I had sisters?  Here are my two older sisters (far left and far right), my niece and my beautiful mom. I don’t think I talk about my sisters enough since people assume I don’t have any. I also have an older brother but he’s 😜. I’m the baby. We definitely don’t agree on a lot of things but when you mess with one of us, you’ll get the wrath from all of us. My #rideordies #nationalsisterday
  • So it’s #nationalsistersday or something like that. My girls are at the age where everything results in a fight, like wrestling match fights. But when one gets in trouble the other is sad.  Harper is already a ride or die sister. If Peyton gets in trouble, Harper takes it upon herself to tell us off and that we need to apologize. The funniest thing. Does anyone else have kids that fight all the time? #disneymom  #nationalsisterday
  • THANK YOU! You guys are awesome! All the kind words and cheers are appreciated. I was just talking about doing things when you’re scared.  I was low key scared to change my blog that’s why I put it of for years. I did it and I lived.  Don’t let fear stop you. Thank you guys for rocking with me over the years and hello to the new folks! Outfit head to toe @jcpenney #heytrina 📷 @kaynjames
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Weight Loss Journey Update

May 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by Poise.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Since it Mother’s Day weekend I thought I would update you on my weight loss progress since most of us moms (women in general) struggle with trying to lose weight.  It’s been a while since my last breakdown update.  The last time I shared about my weight loss struggle I was battle the thoughts of giving up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  Here are a few before and progress photos.  I’m not going to use the term after because I’m not done.  This is a lifestyle for me and always will be.  In addition to the progress photos, I also wanted to share what has been helping me on this journey.

I can’t tell you how many pounds that I’ve lost since I started in January.  I ditched the scale over a month ago because it was driving me crazy.  Of course, we like to see the numbers on the scale go down. But when the numbers would go up, it would drive me crazy.  I would become an emotional wreck and want to give up.  Now that the scale is out of the picture, I focus on how I feel and how things fit.  Best thing I’ve done since I’ve been trying to lose weight.  If I have to guess, I’m around 15 to 20 pounds down from the photo on the left.  

Since I’ve started back on this weight loss journey I’ve taken a more realistic approach.  This is a lifestyle for me, not just a diet.  I basically watch what I eat.  I know this sounds so generic but that’s what I’ve been doing.  No strict diets.  I try to eat fruits and vegetables throughout the day.  For dinner, I don’t eat bread and limit carbs.  I also double up on the veggies at night.  Using cauliflower rice has a game changer for me.  You can read about it HERE.  When I eat carbs, I try to eat them in the morning and lunch.

Working out has played a big role in my weight loss journey.  I started taking a hip hop dance cardio class that I love!  It’s an hour long and I usually burn 500 to 600 calories.  Thanks to Poise Impressa, I’ve been able to take these classes in confidence.  I shared with you guys last year that I suffer from a combination of an overactive bladder and LBL (light bladder leakage).  Taking a class for one hour can be scary when you don’t know when you have to go.  Using Impressa helps me to feel confident throughout the class.  When I first started using Impressa, I picked up the sizing kit at Walmart to find the right one for me.  Impressa has definitely helped me step up my workout game.  If you suffer from the same issues, pick up an Impressa sizing kit at Walmart.  You’ll be glad you did.

The one thing I have also recently tried is using a waist trainer from https://waistlinetrainer.com/ to help speed up my weight loss. I have loved it so far, and it is really helping to shape my stomach into the size I want – I will keep you updated on the progress I have with it!

These aren’t extreme “OMG” weight loss transformation photos but it’s extreme to me.  I’ve been working really hard for this and I’m proud of myself.  Determination, consistency and having the right tools have helped me in this journey.  I feel good and look good.  Like I said earlier, this is a lifestyle change.  It’s important not only that I stay healthy and fit for myself, but set an example for my girls.

As you know there are so many diets, weight loss programs even medications that you can take all of which state that they can help you lose weight, narrowing them down I was left with a few options, these options were HCG Injections, Apetite Supressants (there are so many different kinds), HCG Drops or lastly simply eating sensibly for life and not just a diet, this choice may not be the best for you so you really need to look into all the options and decide what suits you and your lifestyle to ensure it’s something you can continue even once you’ve lost your desired weight.

Let me know in the comments if you like me to go into more detail about my weight loss and/or fitness routine?

  • Valerie
    May 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    This is great! I would love it if you would give more details, I’m in the process of learning to eat better and have a steady fitness routine so any help would be welcome!

  • tosha
    May 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

    You look great! Keep up the great work!

  • Latoya
    May 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    These are definitely OMG transformation photos. Like you said, all us struggling moms can relate so you go girl! I’m hoping I can take a page out of your book.

  • Eyrica
    May 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    You look great! It might not be fast but you will reach your goal.

  • Eyrica
    May 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    It might not be fast but you will reach your goal. You look great.

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