December GOC Update: Miss Leah


by Miss. Leah (GOC  Fourth Wave) of A Diamond Through the Fire

I’m participating in a Grow Out Hair (and weight loss) Challenge hosted by Shelli of Hairscapades that began in August and ends January 31st. This challenge birthed my blog so that I could keep track of my progress … or lack thereof. At any rate, the challenge ends next month, but I intend on continuing it through to the new year. It’s been very beneficial for me because I’ve learned more about Natural Hair Care and I’ve met some amazing naturalistas along the way.

To be honest, I’m quite satisfied with my accomplishments during these past 6 months. As far as weight is concerned, I’m pretty happy. In an earlier post, I stated I was dissapointed in myself for not hitting some of my goals, but I’ve come to the realization that, had I not join the GOC, I would still be overweight talking about how I wanna lose weight. In total, I lost close to 8 lbs (give or take a few ounces) over a 6 month period. My goal was to loose 20 lbs.

As far as hair is concerned, the longest part of my hair did reach BSL!!!! Yeaaaaa! Because I trimmed/cut my hair a few months back, it doesnt really look like my hair has grown much. But, had I not trimmed off almost 2 inches, you would see more of a difference. Here are the before and after pictures:

Very FIRST Challenge entry Picture … (smh at that back meat)

August 2011 before the cut

I see GROWTH 🙂

August  2011, before I cut my hair.

August 2011 after my cut

August 2011 before the cut

My hair is a little more fuller and even.

For next year, here are my new goals for January – August 2012:

  1. Reach BELOW BSL by August
  2. Lose about 15 lbs by August
  3. TONE, TONE, TONE my body (for my wedding dress)
  4. Continue eating healthy

Not too much, but just enough to make sure that by August 18th ( my new WEDDING date) I will be the healthiest Leah I can be from head to toe!!! I feel like I’m on the right track!

Wish me Luck and Thanks for your continued support!!!


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