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Friday, January 30, 2015

So...Here's The Deal...

Yes, I haven't made a post in a few days but it's all good. I just wanted to update. I have many journey's that I'm taking, but the one I've been focusing on is my new eating habits. I've been on a healthy food journey since 2015 started. So far I've lost weight and I'm excited. So my starting weight was 240 lbs. Yes, you read right, 240 lbs. Now that was the weight from last summer and ever since then i stopped weighing myself because I honestly did not care about my weight. I was eating all the wrong things, fast food, processed food, over eating, all of that. When i went on my annual mini vacation to South Carolina I was 240 and probably gained more weight with all the eating i was doing. I knew I was overweight but it never bothered me honestly. I always felt that I was an attractive woman but I wanted to shed a few pounds. I feel like it's time for a change. So...My goal weight is 180lbs. I want to be realistic. I don't want to be "skinny". That's not the point, I want to eat clean, and be toned, and still have my curves.
Current: January 30, 2015. Photo by: kaysovivid
Currently, I am 229 lbs ! I am out of the 230's and I am so excited. I lost that amount of weight JUST by changing my eating habits. No fast food, no processed food, and no junk food. I cook all of my food. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Now I'm not perfect, I love Chick-Fil-A, Sonic, Bush's Chicken etc. and I do have cheat days, BUT the only time i have cheat days is at lease once every two weeks. Most of the time I don't crave fast food like I used to. I feel that once I add the gym plus eating right, the weight will just melt off. 

Myrtle Beach, SC May 2014. Photo by: kaysovivid

Killeen Tx. January 2015. Photo by: kaysovivid

I cut a lot of foods out of my diet because I noticed that my body did not respond well to certain foods.

I cut out...

  1. Red Meats
  2. Pork
  3. Processed Food
    -Pizza Rolls
    -Bagel Bites
    -Any type of TV Dinner etc.
  4. Juice
  5. Junk Food
    -cookies (unless it's homemade)
  6. White Bread
Like i said before, I do have cheat days, but it's not everyday. I've been teaching myself to monitor what I eat, and I have to gain more self control. I cook all of my food, having healthy home cooked meals makes it better. I've cut out pop/soda and juice years ago so that wasn't hard for me. Adding water as my drink of choice was the best choice I've ever made when it comes to being more healthy. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I Need A New Challenge...

Okay, so I went to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and even my Tumblr to seek some suggestions about some lenses. My mom had this Cannon Rebel T3i since 2012 and she never used it, so I took this beauty under my wing lol. Anyways, I never took the time to invest in new lenses for it because I was just learning how to use this camera.The lens that came with this camera was a great start for me. It honestly took me a few months to master and I'm happy that it was a simple lens. The lens is an EFS 18-55mm lens with an image stabilizer attached. I've always had little digital camera's, My camera of choice was a Cannon Powershot but when I upgraded to this DSLR it was hard at first. Now i'm looking for a new challenge. What are some great lenses that I can invest in? I know most lenses start off in the $200-$300 range so I know I will need to break some serious bank If I want to really gain more skill in photography. I taught myself everything when it comes to photography, but learning from people with more experience is a major PLUS!!!!

Good Afternoon Everybody !

The calming rain woke me up this morning and despite the rocky morning I've had i enjoyed it. Normally when the news says thunderstorms are in our forecast we get horrible storms, but today, it was so calm and sweet. I took the opportunity to only focus on me. I had my morning dose of tea with extra honey and lemon (yummmm) and a delicious orange :) and I enjoyed it while listening to the rain. Normally in the morning I always check my emails, messages, and the daily "tea" on my social sites, and to my surprise a feeling of peace came over me. I've been excited about everything that's going to happen in the next few months, and I am so happy. I thought to myself that life is good, and life is what you make it. Now I'm not saying that life is always as good as tea with extra honey and lemon, BUT if life is not going the way you want it to, then make the rest of your day better. It's a very hard thing you tell yourself when the heavy load of life falls on you. At times, it's hard for me to take my own advice, at least 80% of the time I don't, but i try my best to apply it to my everyday life, and when I do, life isn't so hard. 
So today has been really gloomy today because of the rain, and when it rains, it makes me think....a lot. I'm enjoy every ounce of time that God has given me to just enjoy and have to myself. I enjoy every day off I have, even if it's sunny or gloomy. I tried to be productive, but....that didn't work. So instead, i'll just lounging in my robe, ashy legs n' all lol. 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome to My Blog.

photo by: kaysovivid

All About Kay

Where should I begin ? Okay well my name is Kyra and I am from Detroit, Michigan. Due to my dad's military service I've lived in Oklahoma, South Carolina, and now Texas, and we are getting stationed to a new location (shhhh that's a secret). I consider South Carolina to be my second home and ever since I left after I graduated in 2010, I always travel back to visit. I'm very family orientated, and I love being around people who truly love and care for me. Happiness within myself and with others is truly my getaway. 

I am currently a Psychology major and I love studying in this field. I also work while i'm in school to feed my make up addiction, and of course to pay for the important things first lol. I'm also an aspiring photographer. I would love to make photography apart of my life once I graduate college and pursue my career in counseling. I created this blog to simply put myself in a new light. I have so many new journey's ahead of me that I'm choosing to take on, and I want to document it. My life is changing, i'm growing into a new and improved me, and blogging about it and also helping others is a new focus for me. I want to do things different, it's a new year so why not talk more about it.

This Blog:

This blog is not just a "one topic" blog, i want it to be about everything. My faith, food, fashion, hair, make up, vlogs, etc. I don't want to be the person who has to limit myself to just one focus. It's more to life than fashion, hair, and make up. The rawness of my life is pretty much what this blog will consist of. One day i want to look back and say, "wow look how far this blog came, and look at how many people like it". I want to help people as much as I can so this will start that off :) It's a lot about me that I don't share just to keep for myself. I've always been a secretive person but i like expressing myself, especially when it's something i'm super proud of. I've come a long way from where I used to be and I can say that i'm ready to push forward and gain more.