Monday, March 1, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
I debated long and hard about discontinuing this blog. In December I endured the devastating loss of my mom which has not only rocked my world but caused me to reassess EVERYTHING. However, the more I thought about BBBThink and its readers, I realized that it’s a healthy outlet for me and them. So, I’ve decided that the blog will live on. However, the information may look, feel and be presented differently or less frequently but I hope you come along for the ride. So on to my favorite new trend. Are you wearing headbands? I hope so because I’m rocking them and loving it! Forever21 is running a sale through Feb. 16, additional 50% off all sale items. I purchased these five head bands for the grand total of $4.50. Shein also has cute headbands for the low low, as seen in the photo below. Or just stop by your local beauty supply store which is where I bought the colorful stretchy headband also pictured below. Happy shopping...happy trending.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
This has been a week to remember and I'm glad about it. Last Sunday I was contacted by Megan Rivers, a reporter with the Washington, DC CBS affiliate WUSA9. She was working on a story about people gaining weight during the pandemic, better known as the "COVID-19 15" pounds. However as opposed to interviewing people who've gained weight, she and her producers preferred interviewing someone who'd lost weight. Well that someone was me. Although a little apprehensive, I decided to do the interview with the hope that my story will inspire and encourage others. I was honored by the opportunity to share my experience and my weight-loss journey publicly. I enjoyed the time to reflect on on how far I've come (even going through old photos with my mom and grandma) and I'm still stunned by even my own success. I'm also thankful for the many family and friends who reached out to me, shared the news segment, offered congratulatory messages and words of encouragement. Frankly, I was overwhelmed, in a good way, by the out-pouring of love. The news story turned out to be a hit, well at least in my eyes. It touched on the main points, I didn't look or sound like a complete fool and last but certainly not least it inspired others to get moving and make healthier decisions. So here it, check it, I hope you enjoy!
Monday, September 28, 2020
Ya'll ready for a praise report? Yay!!! Thanks for celebrating with me in advance. Although, I've seen movement on the scale for years now, it wasn't until recently that I noticed changes in my clothing. Over the past few weeks I've tried on several items that once fit including a bathing suit, a pair of shorts, a dress and jeans only to discover they're too big and in some cases down right falling off of me. Many of the items are things I hadn't worn in a while because I've been in my house for the last six months (due to COVID) wearing leggings and tank tops, which always seems to fit. The irony is that although I've known that my body has transformed, it was only because the scale told me, people told me, my A1c numbers told me and so on. It didn't fully register in my eyes and in my mind until I tried on clothing that once fit. Isn't that funny that we know but until we see we don't always believe. So what do you do when you realize half of your wardrobe is too big.
1. Take a video to document your excitement, success and progress.
2. Start a donation pile for Goodwill or whatever your charity of choice may be.
3. Call your momma or whomever is your biggest fan so they can do a hallelujah shout with you.
4. Celebrate with your favorite dessert...mine is ice cream. Yum Yum!!
5. Purchase a few new pieces (but don't go overboard because you're still losing weight).
6. Find somewhere to go and show off your new clothes and new body.
7. Exercise because you're never done working on becoming a healthier you.
8. Thank God for progress and motivation to continue pushing.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Last night the world was shocked and shook by the passing of Chadwick Boseman a.k.a. Black Panther a.k.a. Jackie Robinson a.k.a. Thurgood Marshall a.k.a. James Brown and so many more. Boseman was only 43 years old but he played so many iconic roles and touched so many lives during his short time here on earth. It’s sad that we didn’t know he was sick but yet so poetic that he chose to keep his pain private. This reminds me that life is bigger than our personal struggles and that we all have an assignment to do for God. He was already bigger than life in our eyes. Little Black boys and girls and grown men and women were marveled by the Black Panther. Now knowing all that he was going through further exemplifies him as a hero. Unfortunately the last few weeks have been full of losses for me personally. Hell the last few months, the entire year of 2020 has been full of losses for the culture, for our people. I lost a high school friend Larry to a heart attack. I lost a family friend Mrs. Francis to cancer. Both within the past month. Last year was a rough year of losses for my family but my mom and I joke that 2019 ain’t got "ish" on 2020. So yes, we’ve had a bad day, a few bad weeks, a few bad months but we will bounce back. Our people are resilient and strong. So I'm going to have a self-care Saturday and Sunday and then get back to business. I hope you do the same. Here are five ways that I showered myself with a little self-love this weekend.
1. Watered my grass and flower garden.
2. Gave myself a mani / pedi.
3. Wrote in my journal.
4. Had a cocktail ... frozen margarita to be exact.
5. Spent time with a dear friend.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Monday, June 29, 2020
2. Encourage others to vote.
3. Have awkward conversations w/ non-Black people.
5. Sign petitions.
7. Call and write local officials.
8. Post on social media.
9. Educate yourself.
10. Teach the next generation.
A few weeks ago I experienced my first visit to the newly established Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC and it was uplifting and rewarding to my soul. If you have the opportunity to visit one of these BLM plazas, streets, boulevards, parks, benches, murals, etc around the country please go and pray, meditate, talk to our ancestors and gather encouragement to continue the fight. We are not even at the halfway mark of a long road ahead. So let’s keep going and remember Black Lives Matter!