My best friend and her fiancee joined weight watchers some several months ago, and since then, they’ve each lost about 30 pounds. Having been dealing for a while now with my own weight loss struggle, I decided to join, as well, if only just to get me on track. My goal is really only to lose about 20 pounds (and develop healthier eating habits in the process), so I thought, that couldn’t be too hard, right? Wrong.
My first week, I lost 1.8 pounds. I was thrilled; until my second weigh-in where I gained 2.4 pounds. I’d been doing everything right and tracking religiously, so where did I go wrong? The fact also that everyone around me only continued to lose weight made my gain that much more bitter. This week, I was sure I’d gain again because I went out partying twice during the week. I also haven’t really been able to exercise thanks to this injury my orthopedist refers to as “snapping knee”. It’s not an issue of high- or low-impact workouts, it’s an issue of I can’t even bend my knee at all without pain. (more…)
Last night I watched (albeit a day late) the season 4 premier of Jerseylicious. Normally, I’d avoid that sort of trash (and reality tv all together) like the plague, but the season premier was a special instance.
You see, in November, I was invited along by a coworker of mine at my salon to attend this Jerseylicious taping that was being held in Queens. They were holding an event at a banquet hall, and it would be full of hairdressers from all over the tri-state area. At that point, I’d never even heard of Jerseylicious before, but with a name like that, I knew it couldn’t be all that great. Still, I went along for shits and giggles. (more…)
Yesterday, I got together with my friend Kayla to help her work on a project for her photography class. The theme was seasons, and the intention was to come up with creative makeup looks to represent each season. With my skill in makeup, and her skill in photography, and 6 hours of makeup changes and shooting, this is a preview of what we came up with. (Click on the picture for a bigger view, and don’t forget to favorite it on deviantart!) (more…)