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  • Tonight is the season finale of @davidmakesman and I’m on the edge of my seat.  Another important women in David’s life is his gifted class teacher Dr. Woods-Trap. She sees the potential in David and continues to guide him as much as she can at school, his safe haven. Teachers, coaches and mentors  play in important role in our children’s lives.  Peyton has a teacher that looks like her this year and Harper thinks her teachers are family members. I think most of us have a teacher that stands out whether it be elementary or college. I still remember the first teacher that I felt really cared about me.  Sometimes that’s all it takes. 
Make sure you tune in to David Makes Man or catch up on @owntv 9/8c #davidmakesman #ad
  • It was all good just a week ago. I brought in my birthday in Aruba for my friends wedding last week.  It’s been hard to get back to reality. I realized I’m in desperate need of a time management makeover but I don’t have the time 😩. Now that I’ve started @supermomculture, trying to balance that, life and blog hasn’t been easy.  If you have some time management hacks, please share 😘
  • Let me introduce you to the new learning playground, @tumblesjohnscreek. Harper celebrated her birthday there a couple of weeks ago. Tumbles has Indoor zipline, rock wall, play ground & STEM classes and more! They are the unicorn of indoor playgrounds! Sharing details from our experience on the blog.  They also have a Halloween parents night out.  Details on the blog or visit 
https://johnscreek.tumbles.net
  • Thank you @toyotausa for having me at the Culture of Gratitude Brunch celebrating women. Grateful to be in the room with so many awesome Black Women. So inspiring! #toyota #a3cfestival #a3c
  • Is there someone outside of your parents that you were able to confide or look up to when you were growing up? One of my favorite characters on @davidmakesman on @owntv is Mx. Elijah. People like Mx. Elijah, who are unapologetically themselves, can be instrumental as part of the village in a young persons life. Mx. Elijah is one of those people that you can confide in without being judged. My older sisters and my niece have been there for me like Mx. Elijah. They constantly look out for me and are there for me when I need them. It definitely takes a village.  Learn more about Mx. Elijah character on @davidmakesman on Wednesday 9/8c on #OWNTV #davidmakesman #ad
  • Thanking God for another year! These last 6 months have been rough but I thank God for keeping me covered. Celebrate with my by taking advantage of the @supermomculture hoodie sale! Ends tonight. #libraseason
  • Felt cute, might delete later (jokes). Lol 😂 I’ve been wanting to use that caption. Hello from #Aruba 👋🏾. Having a ball celebrating my friend nuptials. This is one lit wedding celebration (watch stories). Service isn’t great so trying to post when I can. Glad I was able to wear this @suakokobetty ensemble one more time before it gets cold. My bow tube top was on the clearance sale at Zara this past spring.
  • Your girls got a birthday coming up (10/8)! I’ll be celebrating in a tropical location this wknd for my friends wedding. I won’t need a hoodie but you guys will 😆. My birthday gift to you is a sale on @supermomculture hoodies! Link in profile.  I’m wearing a medium in the hoodie (unisex sizes)! ♎️ #supermomculture Wearing @thelipbar Hot Mama
  • My little fire chief wanted to inform you, along with @nfpadotorg, that #nationalfirepreventionweek is coming Oct 6-13. #NFPA has made it easy to teach kids on all levels about fire safety. Click link in profile for free games, videos and printables to help your kids learn more about fire safety.  You may learn something yourself. I know I did.  Have you discuss a fire safety plan with your kids? #ad
  • When you become a mother, you want the best for your kids.  Watching @davidmakesman on @OWNTV reminds me that no matter how challenging motherhood is, we never give up.  The character Gloria, who is a mother of two boys, is faced challenges trying to raise them on her own. No matter how hard it gets, she continues to work hard and fight for her kids to have a better life.  My mom was a "Gloria", never giving up when faced with challenges while she was trying to break a cycle.  I think we all know or maybe are a "Gloria" and can relate to her story very well! Tune in to the powerful series #DavidMakesMan on OWN on Wednesdays at 9/8c #AD
  • I used 3 packs of @latchednhooked pre-stretched hair in Suga Mama and one pack of exotic curl in coffee (said wrong in video). My edges can’t handle single braids so cornrows it is! #latchedandhooked #bohobraids
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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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