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  • I thank God for my family.  Out here breaking generational curses and sharing black love. There was a time when I thought being a mom was negative because I watched so many in my family, including my mom, struggle raising kids on their own. Motherhood is a struggle but the best and loving kind of struggle.
  • I want to giveaway one Supermom hoodie and monthly planner to a mom that has big goals for 2020! 
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  • Somebody’s been drinking their water and minding their business 😆. My first blog post of 2020 is up! This is the year I say YES to myself more! I’m excited about it.  I also forgot I got Fendi bag on Black Friday at a consignment store because I tucked it away before Mr started asking questions! Pretty much brand new for a small fraction of the price 🙌🏾. My dress/jacket is also on sale at @recessionistasclose! Details are on the blog. Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Y’all remember this? I saw that meme about what you call @diddy and you can tell someone’s age. Well I call him Puff. Happy Friday!  Fun fact: Peyton got some moves.  She can really dance. I don’t own the rights to this music. #puffdaddy
  • “I used to live downtown, 129th St” 🎶  My old heads know about this. That’s exactly what i look like.  Bonus points of you can tell me who or what song it’s from.  This has been my uniform (outside of my @supermomculture hoodie) over the holiday break +/- the hat. Trying to get my style mojo back for 2020! Shedding a few lbs will definitely get me inspired. Links to what I’m wearing in profile. #momstyle
  • *This pic is from Feb 19’* Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10 - Card B. I’m looking more like my before pic but I know it’s possible because I’ve done it before.  Last year was devastating for me and I ate and drank all my emotions.  I’m back at it again.  Click the link in my bio to see what helped me achieve these results.
  • Even though my voice is gone (I’m sure Mr & the girls are happy about that 😒), I’m excited for my first speaking engagement of the year for @bcollectivemag #belevated conference this month! I’ll be giving all the tea that has helped me to secure the brands. I’m so honored to be included in the line up!
  • I was holding on by a thread most of 2019. It may continue into 2020 but I’m holding on.  I thank God for keeping me. 
@supermomculture beanie is unavailable but new 🔥 drop coming in 2020!
  • Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄. Mr is missing but he’s still around 😂. To my defense, we took these before Thanksgiving and I planned to have another shoot with him but I was tired. Anywho... what y’all get?
  • Going to @chuckecheese as a kid was a big deal. #AD.  My girls feel the same way so I was happy to take them to the newly renovated @chuckecheese in Kennesaw, GA.  When we pulled up, I was like Okay Chuck E.! From the warm new look, fresh food options, tons of games made this a great evening for the kids, while mama got to chill.  If you’re in the Atlanta area go check out the Kennesaw location, you’ll be impressed with the updates. Check it out over the holiday break. Learn more about the new look on the blog.  Link in profile. #chuckecheese
  • Still over here Christmas shopping.  Looks like I’ll be spending the next two nights wrapping gifts in my #clarenceclaus paper from @greentopgifts. Who else is still shopping 🙋🏾‍♀️? Outfit details are on the blog.  Link in profile. 📷 @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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