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Weight Loss/Health Gain Chronicles: November Update

Hey guys!

So I’m a tad late on my update but it’s still early December, better late than never. November wasn’t a great month, I’m being honest with you. Barely any exercise, not-so-great food choices and lots of emotions running high. I took a little time to try and re-focus myself and my family (we moved!).

It was a busy month and I’m glad that it’s over now. My guys and are I slowly getting settled in, this definitely helps me feel a lot more hope for getting back on track and staying there. As of now, I have no clue how much I weigh, haven’t unpacked the scale yet, I’m not in a rush either.

December Goals:

1. Detox body naturally from Thanksgiving festivities & leftovers.

2. Hot Lemon Water & Green Tea daily.

3. At least 30 minutes of exercise daily (Yoga, Dancing, HIIT, Running).

4. Grocery Overhaul

5. Focus on feeling and clothing fit, not weight.

Wish me luck.

See you laters!


Personal Journey: Weight Loss/Health Gain Chronicles

So I’ve been going back and forth & up and down with my weight for about a year now, and it’s been so emotionally draining and annoying. Over the weekend, I had a reality check and my husband suggested that I share my very personal weight-loss struggle on my blog. At first, I thought he was absolutely nuts, how embarrassing, I kept thinking.

However, I’ve given it some thought and maybe he’s right. Not only is this a great way to open up to my readers but its a great way to hold myself accountable. At this point, that’s what I need, to be held accountable for what I do and eat in order to be healthier and happier. So at the end of every month, I will be providing an update on anything weight-related including accomplished goals, new goals, exercise routines, fitness-related purchases, weight losses (or gains), fun recipes I’ve found and tried, etc.

But for now, here’s the hard part and the reality of it all:

Current Weight: 190

Short-term GW: 160

Ultimate GW: 130





I know that I need to lose the weight and I have to because when I look in the mirror or at pictures of myself (like above), I don’t recognize myself sometimes. I’ve done this before so I know I can do this again and make it stick.

I need to make me happy.

So, I hope you’ll stay tuned and cheer me along in my journey to healthy & happy.


Tinka Talk: Where are all the WOMEN?

Don’t be confused by the question, just give me one second. When I say “women”, I don’t mean a woman based on solely body parts. Being a woman is a state of mind. It means that your way of thinking differs from when you were a little girl and maybe those little immature thoughts have started to stop.  To me, growing up is a blessing.  Sometimes it’s intimidating but nevertheless I cannot complain, I’m learning every day.

But anyway, the point of this post is to point out a particular problem I have with a lot of females out there. What’s up with all the “bad bitches”? I feel like every time I turn around, there’s another bad bitch popping up and less & less real women actually out there. I know that some women try to put a positive spin on the term but what’s wrong with being a REAL WOMAN?

People on Instagram and Tumblr, among other social media sites have declared that being a bad bitch is solely based on three things: money, beauty and a fat ass. Ugh, why? I’m all for all three of things, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a little money, being beautiful and having nice ass. But what about everything else in between that makes us women? Like loyalty, hard work, honesty, and empowering one another. I know it sounds very cliché and Kumbaya-ish but its real. Instead of trying to be down on the next woman because she doesn’t have what you have, how about teaching her on how you got it?

Or how about worrying about what’s inside your head as well as the fabulous weave you have? A beautiful face is waste if there is nothing behind it but ignorance. How about making yourself better and stop worrying about which spot is poppin’? Get off Instagram and go to class. Real women try to be beautiful inside & out, while bad bitches are worried about being cute in the club.

But that’s just MY opinion. Let that marinate for a sec.

Be better than that ladies.

Tinks, Xxo