What happens after you turn 25…

I don’t know how am I came across this post on Tumblr, but the author/ blogger (whatever you want to call the person who wrote it) was definitely spot on with this. Sadly, this has been part of my life before I turned 25, but since I have turned 25 this year, EVERYTHING listed in the post has become more prevalent.

The post touches on the following the things that are dear to the heart of many 25+ year old females, while also being the cause of  craziness.:

Weddings, Babies, Weight, Badgering Ass Mommas, Fertility, Higher Competition, Sex & Bills

Here is the actual post:

What happens after you turn 25…

Love & life.

I recently traveled from New York to California to visit my family and to help my dear cousin embark on a new stage in his life. Last night he got married. This wedding was the 3rd one I’ve been to this year and quite honestly it was the best wedding I’ve been to. What made this my favorite wedding (so far) had nothing to do with the reception venue, church, amount of guests or the music the DJ played. what made this wedding spectacular, in my opinion, was the Bride & Groom.

Just watching the way they lit up when they spoke about each other or how happy they looked whenever the were just simply standing next to each other was amazing and heart-warming. What surprised me, in a good way, was that they didn’t rush into anything. They took their time and a couple and now the have married their best friend. I was truly happy to not only witness their union as husband and wife, but to also be apart of it as a bridesmaid.

I once heard a quote/saying “love is something which cant be expressed in words but can be felt by anyone in the universe.” just by being next to the happy couple everyone could feel the love, so Mike & Susie if you guys ever read this, I hope you guys are extremely happy and look back on your wedding with fond memories. [=


I can’t believe that it’s almost 2 weeksinto 2012. The time is really flying by! In these past 2 weeks I’ve learned 3things about myself.
Thing #1:  I actually enjoy cooking.I didn’t realize how much until a few hours ago. My mother was testing me formy exams today and Saturday and while all of that was going on I made baked mac & cheese, chicken and cookies, none of which I’ll be eating. Actually I’mlying. The chicken will definitely be in my stomach.
The one thing that I’ve learned that Ihave truly benefitted from by cooking is seeing what actually goes into a meal. Why am I benefitting from that?
1) because I know what’s in the food
2)because of this crappy PCOS I know how it’ll affect me in the long run, which has helped me a great deal with portion sizes and dealing with carbohydrates (ILOOOOOOOOVE carbs), enough about food. On to the next thing..
Thing #2: I make myself too available to people. I don’t know why but I’ve always put myself after everyone everyone else.. This is a huge problem for me. I thinkfor the next two months I’m going to go under a rock and pop up when I needair, because all these phone calls I get from people venting and complainingabout the dumbest things is driving me up the wall. I think going under a rockis the best way to keep me from exploding on people.
Thing #3: I’m not sure if it’s becauseI’m getting older or if I’m seeing result from TurboFire or if it’s acombination of the two, but I’m starting to feel comfortable in my own skin.I’ve never been one to care about what anyone thinks of me, but I’ve alwaysbeen my toughest critic and lately I’ve been realizing that I’ve been givingmyself a lot more love than criticism lately. For once in my life I’m actually content.  I guess turning 24 did somethingpositive me mentally. Now if only I could get myself to go back to the gym LOL!
Ok I lied (t’s not like anyone reads this so it doesn’t matter)
Thing #4: I forgot how much I loved reading. When I was little I read like it was nobody’s business, then Jr. High came and the TV became my best friend, that is until the Harry Potter bookscame out. Now that I actually sat down and put my nook to use I feel like I cameback to an old friend. Since it’s late I guess I’m going to grab my nook and read until I fall asleep.
Until the next time I feel like updatingmy blog,


Another year gone by..

It’s the last day of 2011 & I can’t believe the year went by so quickly.  Looking back on this year, I can say this year was filled with massive progress for me. In 2007, I fell into depression, which I managed to hide from everyone except my mother & boyfriend. As my depression got worse I noticed everyone around me thriving, which in turn made me feel worse. I witnessed people graduate, get their masters degrees, form relationships, breaking relationships, getting engaged, & get pregnant (actually every year since 2006 I’ve been to at least 1 baby shower =\). Throughout this entire span of watching people move on with their lives I felt like I was stuck in the same place with no room to move forward so I did what I do best, and that was wallow in self pity and eat.

I later found out that because I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that not only am I prone to weight gain and infertility, I’m also prone to depression. To try and counteract that I joined a gym, but it felt like nothing was changing. A Year after that I got accepted into a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program and things started to look up. A Year later, this year, I ordered Turbo Fire. From February up until now, I’ve seen not only physical changes with TurboFire, but mental changes as well.  I ordered TF on a whim and never expected to fall in love with it let a lone complete the regular program & the advance portion of the program. Granted there are some weeks I don’t do it every day (I am only human after all), but I can honestly say that because of TurboFire I do feel healthier and happier inside & out.

 In May I joined Team beach body and became a coach, but I haven’t done much with it because I was focusing more on school, BUT I’m done with school on January 29th, so I’m hoping I can break out of my shell and spread the already spoken word about TurboFire, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for me.

Something new,,

A month ago I said to myself that for 2012 I decided to  do/try new things. After a few days of thinking about it I realized that by procrastinating that I would never start my journey to branch out into different things. The biggest things for me were cooking & becoming more girly (i.e., wearing make-up, actually caring about how I dress & heels, etc.), so I decided to start with the cooking full force since out of everything that would be the most beneficial to me in the future. 

My relationship with cooking is pretty short. I could make a few small things here and there but making the basics doesn’t really count as cooking so I figured I really dive deep into it. Of ounce to start I scanned through YouTube for recipes and came across the channel DivasCanCook  curated by a woman by the name of Monique, which then lead me to  her blog (divascancook.com) which showed me how easy (and tiring) cooking can be. 

Much to my surprise everything came out great. (I’m not sure why but part of me felt that even though I followed the recipes that something would still turn out wrong). Here are some of the things I made thanks to Ms. Monqiue
Rainbow Cupcakes:

Baked Mac & Cheese (I haven’t made this since 2006):

Oven Fried Chicken:

Peach Cobbler/Pie (Attempt #1):

Peach-Apple Pie Attempt #2:

I must say, I think I did a good job, I even branched out a bit and made baked chicken and see my own spices with turned out to be a hit in my harshest critic’s eyes. Thanks a lot Ms. Monique =]

Progress is a slow process

I keep saying I want to beat PCOS, but every time I start to make process I lose motivation. I’m not sure why, but I definitely found it. Last friday I went to get fitted for a dress because I’m a bridesmaid in my friends wedding. Prior to this I had been eating right (most of the time lol) and working out, but I slowly fell off of the working out. This  was my worst mistake because like I mentioned before, I have PCOS which was causes me (and most cysters) to gain weight like nobodies business! I got the shock of my life when the seamstress told me she’s placing an order for a size 18 dress, because apparently my bust put me at a size 14 but my midsection (due to being bloated on top of already having a belly) was a size 18, I was and still am in shock. So since then I decided to listen to my Doctor and follow a no carb diet. I plan to switch between a low car and a no carb diet every now and again, because anyway you look at it, I like food and I doubt I can go a full 6 months without a single slice of bread. 

Since Sunday, October 9th, I have had no carbs, well…. no bad carbs (you know bread, pasta all the good stuff). My goal is to keep this up for about 6 months while getting back on my turbo fire schedule. I want to see how this will work for me health wise. So far. I feel great. Hopefully by the time the dresses come I’ll be letting them know that they have to take it in.  

My overall goal is not to be a skinny minny, but I’d like to get down to a nice size (maybe a 10 or even an 8) for me and for the wedding, because I’ll be the only person of color there, which means of course I have to look fabulous. Who knows. maybe by the time the wedding rolls around I’ll be walking around the wedding like a “diva” =P lol