Who is Miesha Roshawn?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 30

Day Thirty- Your favorite song

My favorite song is "You and I" by Stevie Wonder. Every single time I play this song it damn near makes me cry! It's a beautiful song. Naturally when I get married I want this to be played for my first dance as a "MRS." I'll post the video soon!

*Thanks for following my "30 Days of ME" posts, hopefully you learned a bit more about who I am. I also want to wish my niece Lyric a happy first birthday!! She's my little bugg..I love her SO much!*

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Miesha's 2011 goals/plans detailed

To keep in line with the year ending and having the ability to return to this post next year for reference, I'm listing my plans/goals for 2011! I'm not one for resolutions because I'm about actions. The actions and steps I take to reach my goals will in turn make them a reality.

1. Rejoin Weight Watcher's online and embrace the new Points Plus program

After much thought (little enthusiasm) and consideration, I'm going to jump back on the "WW" bandwagon! I've searched through blogs looking for folks that are on the new program and have seen nothing less than great remarks. The old points system worked for me but I began to hit a wall with my weight loss. My food consumption wasn't coming close to the amount of activity I was putting in each week. Eat more to LOSE...I love that concept!

With the new Points Plus program, there is an obvious allowance for a higher calorie consumption. The catch is you are allowed to eat more "healthy" options for a lesser points value than "unhealthy" options with the same caloric value. I can live with that! Although I don't plan to drop much smaller than I am right now, I'm giving the new program a three month trial. If I like it, I'll incorporate the core values into my daily life. If I don't like it...uuummm well...I'll just keep using my workouts to burn!

2. Make my relocation to Houston as smooth as possible

I am aware of the fact that some of this will play out by chance. I am also aware that I've got to put forth a ton of effort to make things happen. I am starting from scratch. I need a job, place, new car...I'm praying that God will align these things for me along with my effort to obtain them.

This is a move I've wanted to make for a very long time. Unfortunately fear kept me paralyzed and unable to act upon my dream. Now that I've got this "go get em" attitude, I'm not letting my fears of the unknown keep me from making my dream a reality.

3. Become a runner

Miesha a runner?? Seriously??? I'm making it a point to take up running! This is another thing on my list of "things to do before I die." Let me be very clear when I say I've NEVER liked running, even since childhood. I've never considered myself the running type.

Now that my entire outlook on my life has changed over the last year, I'm going to give it a try! I might fall in love with it (like I did Spinning) or I might hate it..nevertheless I'm going to try! Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!

4. Reach my goal weight range

My ideal weight has changed again! I came super close to hitting 167 this year...I got to 169.4. This is nothing to frown about, I'm happy with my progress. No excuses from me I've been hovering around 173 for the last couple weeks. Extra snacking and skipping workouts is the main culprit. Moving out of my place has my life in total chaos! My Virgo tendencies are clashing with this. My life thrives on structure & balance.

My new ideal weight range is 155-160. I'm not listening to anyone else's opinion about where I should be, I know where I want to be and that's all that matters!

5. Creating art

My weight loss efforts have effectively allowed me to disregard one of my greatest passions. I just didn't have the energy and focus needed to create. I vow to change that in 2011! First project will be a baby gift for my cousin Brandy. She asked me to make something for her soon to arrive baby girl Chloe. Brandy knows me well and she knew to ask me early before I could rattle off any reasons not to!

I am into mixed media art and I'd like to start designing art deco handbags. I've got a sketch book waiting to be filled with all of the ideas floating around in my head! I've got to make this happen!

6. Improve my blogging skills

I have much respect for those folks that have the time to dedicate attention and thought to all of their blogs. I'm working myself up to that point...smdh! I'm finding myself spending more time reading and writing blogs than I spend on Facebook! Say it ain't so!! Blogging has become part of my therapy. I'm grateful to all of you that are interested in what I have to say.

I believe I mentioned in a recent post that my blog will become more than just my weight loss journey. I've already started that process but plan to expand even more in the upcoming year.

7. Take more pictures

I absolutely cannot justify purchasing a digital SLR camera until I start using the two camera's I already own. My point & shoot camera goes everywhere with me and has a damn near empty media card...this is a problem! I also have a mid-level camera with all the bells and whistles that I rarely take out of the house, this is a problem as well! I go on vacation and neglect to take pictures...FAIL!

I bought my girls digital camera's for Christmas this year and they won't put them down! I've got to follow their lead!

8. Obtain my personal training and nutrition certifications respectively

This is something that quite possibly could run into 2012 but I will be getting the ball rolling in 2011. I've got a lot to learn. I know what works for me but helping others succeed needs refinement. I'd like to be able to call myself a healthy lifestyle "expert" soon in place of
"enthusiast." I've received some great advice from others about becoming certified so I'm armed with knowledge.

I plan to make friends with the gym and start asking questions of trainers. Oh yeah and in my spare time I'd like to become certified to teach Turbo Kick classes and Spinning!

9. Enjoying my time with my loved ones

Now more than ever with my impending move soon, I recognize the importance of my relationships with my loved ones. My girls will remain the center of my world and with God's help I will continue to have the ability to care and provide for them in the way that I do.

There is no doubt that I am blessed to have the people that I do in my life. I am loved! Not only am I loved by others, I am in love with myself. Because of this I am able to return love now without regrets and hesitation. I owe a lot of this to my honey. Everyday I am thankful for him.

10. Reconnect with my spiritual path

I've never been one for sitting in church each Sunday. I know myself well enough to know that my life is missing a specific guidance though. I had already decided that once I get to Houston I will be finding a church home. Not only do I need this guidance, my girls need it as well. I can only give them so much as a foundation. My life has been craving this for sometime so I will no longer ignore that voice.

Whew!!! This has to be the longest post I've ever written! I wanted to make sure I put careful thought into each goal/plan. We speak things into existence. Happy New Year!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 29

Day Twenty-Nine- In this past month, what have you learned

I've learned that 30 days flies by quickly! I've learned that if I truly committ to doing something I can follow through. For the most part I answered all of the questions on the correct days. I had a few days where I fell behind because of Christmas. This was fun and I would definitely do it again with new challenges to respond to!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My favorite photos of 2010!

I've decided to post some of my favorite photos from 2010, of myself and family. I finally completed my detailed list of goals/plans for 2011, one of them is to utilize my camera more! Last year my iPhone took most of my photos, this has to change!! ***post is pic heavy***

They do love each other in between the bickering!

My nephew Marcus Jr. (MJ) he turned one December 23rd!

My mom and her new husband Alva. I never thought my mom would marry again, I'm glad she's happy!

My nephew Cam'Ron on roller skates :-)

Mimi as the Spider Princess

Julianni as the Bat Princess

The girls and I with the Seattle skyline in the background

Mimi and our cousin at MJ's 1st birthday party

Beautiful ME!

My niece Courtney

My niece Lyric bugg! She turned one on December 30th!

The Gulf Coast sent from my honey

Yes lovely ME again!

If I stick with my plan I should have way more to add to my "favs" list for 2011.

Thirty Days of ME...Day 28

Day Twenty-Eight- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then

OMG! So much has changed since last year and now! My body is 100+ pounds lighter! I am still a bit amazed by the change. For a very long time I didn't recognize the changes that everyone else saw. Now when I see pictures, look in the mirror and shop for clothes, I finally see my changes!

I am the happiest I've ever been right now. A year ago I was still trying to figure out my direction. I knew where I wanted to be but didn't exactly know how I was going to get there. Now, a year later my direction and path are clear. I know I have what it takes to get to where I want to be.

Thirty Days of ME...Day 27

Day Tweny-Seven- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

I don't have anything profound or thought provoking about why I decided to do this challenge. I liked the idea of having specific questions and topics to write about each day. A few of the items I had never done before. I also wanted to keep up with the consistency of my blog although I fell off a few days thanks to the holiday! I'm back on track now so stay tuned!

Thirty Days of ME...Day 26

Day Twenty-Six- What do you think about your friends

My friends are a part of my backbone. I think they are beautiful, intelligent and independent women. I've said this many times but I can never express how grateful I am to call the women I do friends. Many of them I've know since grade school. I think most of them know me about as well as I know myself. When I'm with my friends I can just be Miesha and it's all good!  

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 25

Day Twenty-Five- What I would find in your bag

Lip gloss, wallet, food journal, pens, pencils, iPhone, kids hair barrettes, mirror, tweezers, gloves, magazine, eyeglasses case, lotion, gum, eye drops, comb, comb, sandwich bag, digital camera, hand sanitizer, Aleve, budget journal and batteries.

Thirty Days of ME...Day 24

Day Twenty-Four- A letter to your parents

Dear Dad,

I really don't know where to start this letter? There has been a void in my life for the last 22 years because you really haven't been a part of it. At one point in time a was a true "daddy's girl," your firstborn child. I remember you taking me everywhere with you. Once you and my mother divorced when I was 10, you became a stranger. Unfortunately you missed out on a lot of great moments in my life. We are not able to go back and recapture those years.

I don't hate you for your poor decisions, I just feel disappointed. Almost as if I was robbed of a relationship that could have been great. You weren't there for me at times when I needed you the most. In spite of you not being there, I still became  great woman and mother to my own children. Sadly I see a lot of the`things you did repeating itself with the girls' dad.

I love you but from a distance, my heart can no longer hold onto resentment and bitterness. Maybe at some point you'll know better so you can do better.

Your daughter,


Dear Mom,

You are a true soldier. I've watched you go through a number of adverse situations and persevere. You were hard on me, and I now know it was because you expected me to set the example for my younger siblings. I always knew you wanted me to be better than you. There was a period of time that I couldn't stand to be around you because of the way you were choosing to live your life but I never stopped loving or caring for you.

Thank you for teaching me how to be an overall good person. I can't lie, a lot of things I learned, I learned by doing the complete opposite of what you did. You are street smart and always stayed one foot in front of me! I didn't understand the lack of privacy you never gave me but I understand now that you wanted me to be perfect.

I could go on forever with this but I will close by saying I love you mom. You've always been one of my biggest fans, even if you didn't agree with the choices I made. Because I am a mother now I know your love for me is unconditional. Thank you for helping to shape me into the woman I am today.

Love always,


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 23

Day Twenty-Three- Something you crave for a lot

I have mentioned before that I am in a long distance relationship. My honey and I have been together for the last year and a half (almost). Naturally I crave for him constantly! In spite of the distance we are super close. We are both equally committed to making our relationship work. I crave his touch and the way he makes me laugh.

I never believed in soul mates and along he came. I crave him because he's easy to love. He always makes me feel like dealing with the distance between us is worth it. I wouldn't trade him for the world!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 22

Day Twenty-Two- What makes you different from everyone else

What makes me different from everyone else is that God made me in HIS likeness to HIS specifications! I am the woman that I am by God's design.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 21

Day Twenty-One- A picture of something that makes you happy

My Gram!! One thing I know for sure, my Gram always has my back. I could be dead damn wrong and she would say, "No not Boo...you have the wrong person!"
I am blessed to have had the best maternal grandparents a person could ask for. Although my Papa passed when I was 19, I'm so happy I got to spend so many years with him. My Gram's love for me is unconditional and unwavering. She always makes me happy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Julianni takes her first jump in the deep end!

My big girl took a leap in the deep end of the pool yesterday! It's hard to believe she was almost in tears five minutes prior because she was scared to jump in! Even with a life jacket on she insisted that she wasn't going to do it. With a bit of coaxing and a small jump from the side of the pool she went for it! I'm proud of her! At 7 she is getting a late start to swimming but I feel as though it's one of the best gifts I can give both of my girls. My baby girl got in the deep side of the pool (with her instructor's help) and I am proud of her as well. When they started lessons in September she was afraid to put her face in the water! This is one of the many reasons why I love being a MOM!

Thirty Days of ME...Day 20

Day Twenty- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

This is a question I didn't have to think about. My boyfriend Tyrone is the love of my life. Before him, I never pictured myself growing old with another man. Something about him changed every thought I had about men. He entered my life at a point where I needed calm and stability. He offered me something that no other man ever had, all his love no strings attached. He asked me for something no man ever had, all of my heart without dollars attached to it.

I could go on forever about my love for this man. He is more than I ever dreamed about having in a partner. He is my best friend. He is that missing link in my life that I searched in all the wrong places for. When I become the "Mrs" and we head into forever I know that God has truly smiled upon my life. Just for knowing him the way that I now do, I am a better woman. For that I am grateful. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 19

Day Nineteen- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

I have a few nicknames and it seems like everyone calls me somthing different!

Boobie- My great uncle Michael started calling me this when I was a baby. Apparently I cried a lot and he said I sounded like a "Boobie Bird." My uncle is a super smart chemist, I'm sure he's the only one that knows what a Boobie bird sounds like!

Cookie Boo- My dad calls me cookie boo. When I was little I loved Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.

Meesha or Meesh- All of my cousins call me one or the other. Most of my aunts and uncles call me Meesha.

Boo- My mom and gram still call me Boo, just the shorter version of Cookie Boo.

Eshka Boo- My little sister's dad calls me this! Out of all the nicknames I dislike this one the most! He knows this but it doesn't stop him from calling me this everytime I see him!

Bae- My honey calls me this. I call him honey and he calls me Bae or his Bitch..usually depends on the day?

My- Last but not least, a lot of my friends call me My.

There you have it! I do answer to all of my nicknames. With the exception of my honey, most everyone that calls me by a nickname has known me forever. I think it makes me special!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thirty Days of ME...Day 18

Day Eighteen- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Having goals, a plan to make them a reality and dreaming makes up a huge part of who I am. As I wrote in a previous post, my issue at times is completion of my goal. For the last year and a half (almost) my goal has been weight loss related. I've been eating, sleeping and breathing weight loss!

A few of my short term goals (within two years) are;

Relocating to Houston
Finding a nice job with great benefits once I get there
Obtaining my ACE personal training certification
Obtaining my Spinning & Turbo Kick certifications respectively
Marriage to the love of my life and possibly one more baby :-)
Purchasing a home

A dream of mine is to become an entrepreneur doing something that I am passionate about. At this time I don't know if it will be health & fitness related or somehow related to my art? This is something that I've always wanted to do and I will make it happen!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bubblegum wall @ Pike Place Market (Seattle)

I've lived in Seattle my entire life and have never seen this! A wall at the market full of chewing gum! It looks as nasty as it sounds lol!

Here's another view of the nastiness!

Thirty days of ME...Day 17

Day Seventeen- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

If I had the choice to switch lives with anyone for one day it would be Oprah! She gives so much of herself to everyone, if I had that kind of financial freedom I'd do the same thing. I'm curious to know what goes on in her downtime, outside of all the glitz & glamour of being a celebrity? I'd be cool with an opportunity to meet her, I wouldn't even have to switch lives for a day!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merger in process!

Time for a merge! I am ready to start blogging about other things besides my weight loss. Now that I am super close to reaching my ideal weight, my focus is beginning to shift. 

I only have 2 1/2 months until my relocation to Houston!! I'm glad I was able to get the weight I wanted to lose off before my move. Focusing on losing weight and relocating would have been overwhelming. I've got SO much going on!

I'll be in Houston next month picking out a school for my girls! While I'm there I'll also be spending some much needed quality time with my honey. It's been WAY too long since we last saw each other, to be exact it was 42 pounds ago *sigh*.

I've got to be moved out of my apartment by the end of this month! My craziness seems to never end! I haven't really started packing boxes but I have started throwing things away. Hey...gotta start somewhere!

Thirty days of ME...Day 16

Day Sixteen- Another picture of yourself

This picture was taken last Saturday, on the way to my nephew's birthday party. The pic quality isn't so great, Julianni snapped it with my iPhone.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What is rest?

I’m supposed to take a “rest” from my workouts today but I feel like popping in my Zumba DVD when I get home and working it out! I skipped my Spin class last night because I am working on a secret santa gift for someone at work that I still haven’t completed and the party is tomorrow! Needless to say I need to get my gift done and Spin class will be waiting for me first thing Saturday morning! What is “rest”…I don’t think I know what that is HA?



Thirty days of ME...Day 15

Day Fifteen- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

1. Angie Stone "Soul Insurance"
2. Charlie Wilson "Absolutely"
3. Tamia "Almost"
4. Blackstreet "Blackstreet (On the Radio)"
5. Trey Songz "Say Aah"
6. Mint Condition " What Kind of A Man Would I Be"
7. 112 "Funny Feelings"
8. Usher "I Can't Let U Go"
9. Drake & Lil Wayne "Miss Me"
10. Jamie Foxx "Wish U Were Here"

I have Mary J. Blige running so hard through my iPod I'm surprised one of her songs didn't play on the shuffle!

Thirty days of ME...Day 14

Day Fourteen- A picture of you and your family

This picture was taken in January 2010. Unfortunately my brother and nephew are missing in this picture because of an argument. Gotta love family! In this picture, my sisters; Marquita and Chaz, mom; Cathy, nieces; Courtney and Lyric (she was brand new), nephew; Cam'Ron and my girls Julianni and Yasmine. Hopefully we'll be able to take a picture at the beginning of 2011 before I relocate that includes my brother and nephew :-)!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 13

Day Thirteen- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

I am unable to complete today's assignment. I have been blessed, I don't have anyone that has hurt me recently. Now had this question been asked a year and a half ago, I would have had a difficult time choosing the person to write the letter to!

The weekly check in 12/13/10

Woot!!! Woot!!! Adios 170's!!! Scale reads 169.4 this morning!! I should reach my goal by Christmas!! This is the best Christmas gift I can give to myself. Who knew eating more food would yield a 4.2 pound loss this week? CRAZY!! I'm still processing this!

I have another tough workout schedule this week. I still feel great so getting through it shouldn't be a problem. The schedule looks like this:

Monday- Turbo Fire HIIT 20, weights circuit training 30 min
Tuesday- Turbo Fire 45 & stretch 10, spinning 60 min
Wednesday- REST
Thursday- Turbo Fire HIIT 25, weights circuit training 30 min
Friday- Turbo Fire 55 EZ
Saturday- HIIT 20, full body weights, spinning 60 min, Abs
Sunday- Turbo Fire 30 & stretch 10

I'm not going to touch on food too much because I didn't keep exact track of my intake. My nephew's 1st birthday party was this last weekend and there were lots of goodies! I enjoyed myself and put it in the back of my mind. Food does not consume my world anymore. I am in control of my results and outcomes.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 12

Day Twelve- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

I don't recall how I found out about blogger but I've always kept a journal of some sort for the better part of my life. I always found it difficult to stay consistent with my writing. I look back at some of my old journals and there are year long spaces in between some entries! With technology making it so simple to blog and stay connected, I figured this was a perfect fit for me. Blogging has become another creative outlet for me.

Thirty days of ME...Day 11

Day Eleven- Another picture of you and your friends

These two ladies are my ACES! Dyani (my cousin) and my girl Malika. We've gone through a lot together and still support one another through thick and thin. I love them dearly!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 10

Day Ten- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

I love music, music has helped to bring me through many trying times. There's something about hearing a song you love to lift your spirits when you are feeling down.

Happy songs; Just Fine- Mary J. Blige, Knock You Down- Keri Hilson, Crazy In Love- Beyonce
Sad songs; Not Gone Cry- Mary J. Blige, In Love With Another Man- Jazmine Sullivan
Bored songs; Bust Your Windows- Jazmine Sullivan, You're Beautiful- James Blunt
Hyped songs; Lose My Mind- Young Jeezy, Deja Vu- Beyonce, A Milli- Lil Wayne, Fancy- Drake
Mad songs; Your Child- Mary J. Blige

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!! Payday Friday!!! Time to finish my Christmas shopping!

This morning when I rolled out of bed at 4:15 am *sigh* I was ready to do my Turbo Fire 55 EZ class! My body felt refreshed and energized! I opted not to lift weights or go to Spinning yesterday evening because I felt tired. Typically I can go pretty hard on my workouts throughout the week but even I have days when I need to sit one out.

Once I arrived at work I dropped my stuff in my office and headed over to Blue Water Taco for my “payday breakfast.” I promise you…sometimes this is the highlight of my Friday! I tend to scarf this down so fast I don’t have the chance to take a picture. Today I snapped a shot before the spicy Mexican scramble w/ a side of bacon disappeared! Potatoes, eggs, Pico de Gallo, cheese, jalapenos, cilantro and fresh salsa…mmmm mmmm good!    

My brain is running a mile a minute today…don’t quite know what’s up with that? Anyhoo, I went to preview and pick out my photographs from the boudoir shoot I did last Saturday. Honey let me tell you…my bae is a LUCKY man (he already knows this) as I remind him often! When I saw my “fierceness” flashing across the big screen at the studio, my jaw hit the floor!! The pictures are absolutely beautiful! They turned out even better than I expected! I should have my prints back next week and I’m thinking about posting the one that is most appropriate for mass viewing? I’ve said it before but I am SO GLAD I did this!

I heart Friday’s!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 9

Day Nine- Something you're proud of in the past few days

I am proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and doing the boudoir photo shoot last Saturday. It's something I always dreamed about doing, I just didn't feel comfortable in my old body. I can cross this off my "things to do before I die" list! Accomplished!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 8!

Day Eight- Short term goals for this month and why

My main short term goal as it pertains to my weight loss is ringing in the New Year at my goal weight of 167! I'm SO close I can taste it!

The next goal is a seamless move out of my apartment at the end of the month.

The last goal for this month is to bring a smile to the faces of those that I love, especially my girls, and spread my holiday cheer!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 7

Day Seven- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Without question my daughter's have had the greatest impact on my life. They are so honest, open and amazing. Everyday I learn how to be a better person from them.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Changing my weight loss goal #

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to change my goal weight from 165 to 167! Right now I am happy where I am and could live here comfortably. I love the way my body looks, as far as I'm concerned I only need to make minor adjustments. If I could bottle up and sell the way I feel I'd be a very wealthy woman!

Thirty days of ME...Day 6

Day Six- Favorite superhero and why

Catwoman is hot and sexy! I loved the fact that Cthatwoman was so demur and innocent in her normal life, but when her claws came out she was FIERCE!! I can relate!

The weekly check in 12/6/10

I'm at the same weight from last week this morning. I am happy with that. I realized with the old points system on WW I'm not eating nearly enough calories as I should be. Even with adding my activity points I was only eating about 1300 calories a day. With my level of activity, I should be eating somewhere between 1600-1800 calories per day! I was WAY off!

Initially I had to create a major deficit with diet and exercise to lose. Now I have to eat more to lose! I keep learning that there is no exact science and adjustments must be made constantly.

Here's a look at this weeks workouts:

Monday- Turbo Fire HIIT 15, No More Trouble Zones
Tuesday- Turbo Fire Fire 45, stretch 10
Wednesday- REST
Thursday- Turbo Fire HIIT 15, No More Trouble Zones, Spinning 60 min
Friday- Turbo Fire Fire 55 EZ
Saturday- Turbo Fire HIIT 20, Spinning 60 min, full body weights split
Sunday- Turbo Fire Fire 30, stretch 10

I'm up for another great week and giving my body a little bit of rest. I believe I was overtraining for a period of time, stalling my progress. I'm determined to lose this last 8 pounds!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 5

Day Five: A picture of somewhere you've been to

Naturally I chose a picture of the New Orleans skyline. The other half of my heart resides there...I think about New Orleans and smile.

Boudoir shoot....SUCCESS!!!

Bright and early, 9:30 am arrived at the loft for my shoot. I read all of the content on the photographer's website prior to going so I had a fairly good idea of what to expect. First off they offer you a glass of champagne, which I declined because it was a bit too early for alcohol for me. I opted for water instead! Then they gave me a very pretty robe to put on before I had my makeup done.

The makeup artist was very interested in what "look" I was trying to achieve. She listened to my wants and got to work. I'm always very skeptical of other people doing my makeup, outside of my cousin Dyani. I also must admit I was a little nervous about whether or not white girl Tiffany would know how to match the right colors to my caramel colored skin lol! She complimented me the entire time and told me I am already beautiful so I made her job easy...she probably says that to all the girls lol!

My makeup for the shoot!

Once she finished I stood up and took a look in the mirror, she did an amazing job on my makeup and gave me the exact look I was going for! From there it was time to change into my first outfit. Although I was putting on skimpy sequins and sheerness, I didn't feel nervous at all. Phil (the photographer) made me feel comfortable for the start. Two other ladies helped "style me" throughout the entire shoot. I felt confident and sexy the whole time! Time to change into outfit number two, still feeling like a HOT diva! Again the team coached me through the second round of shooting.

All in all I had a wonderful experience and I'd love to do it again! They do offer couples shoots, maybe next time my honey will join me! I cannot wait to witness his expression when he receives this gift.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 4

Day Four: A habit that you wish you didn't have

I have a bad habit of sometimes not finishing things that I start. I attempted weight loss several times before I succeeded. I attempted to blog many times before I got serious. I have issues with the "follow through" portion of my tasks. Most of the time my art projects get the direct effect of this bad habit! Each day I'm working on it!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Boudoir photo shoot..tomorrow!!

I am excited, and I mean extremely excited!!! I wanted to do a sexy boudoir photo shoot as a gift to my honey for his birthday but I wasn't as close to my goal as I wanted to be (his birthday is in September). Instead of receiving this gift for his birthday, he'll be receiving it for Christmas!

At first I thought, can I really do this?? I mean can I really pull off a boudoir shoot?? This is completely outside my comfort zone and my body still isn't exactly where I'd like it to be. Then I thought, you know what, I am sexy and I'm sure my baby will appreciate these photos of me!

So tomorrow morning I'll be primping and posing, hoping to capture and create a gift for my honey that he will never forget! I'll also be shedding a few more of my fears and inhibitions as it relates to the weight I've lost. I'll have to share my thoughts about the shoot tomorrow when I finish!

Thirty days of ME...Day 3

Day Three- A picture of you and your friends

From left to right; Chaz (my baby sister), Natasha (friend), Brandy (cousin), Dyani (cousin), Vernee (cousin), Marquita (younger sister), Antisha (cousin), Myself

This picture was taken in March 2007 at my brother's wedding. A have more people that I consider friends but I'm closest to my family.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 2

Day Two- The reason behind your blog name.

Well nothing describes me best than my own name! I happen to love both my first and middle names, Miesha Roshawn. Phyt, Phat, N Phyne describes my overall attitude about my health and body perception at this time in my life.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thirty days of ME...Day 1

Day One- A recent picture of yourself and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

1. I chew a pack of gum a day on average
2. I am a magazine-aholic
3. I prefer veggies over meat
4. I have several nicknames; cookie boo, meesh, boobie, eshka boo
5. My short term memory is THE WORST
6. I am a fairly good artist
7. I was a 4.0 student in middle school
8. Chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite ice cream
9. I never saw myself as the "mothering type" before I had my daughters
10. I've never been married
11. Sometimes I'll eat my cold cereal with Cool Whip
12. I'm terribly afraid of heights but I don't mind flying in an airplane
13. Before I discovered that I hate math I wanted to be an architect
14. My brother and I are 11 months apart, we're the same age for two weeks every year
15. I'm a homebody, I'd rather stay in than go out

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thirty days of ME!

I came across this post on another blog and thought I'd give it a try! The idea is to give you a better idea of who I am, outside of my weight loss journey in the next 30 days. Since tomorrow is December 1st, I figured it would be a great way to round out my year! Below is the list of challenge questions.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The weekly check in 11/29/10

This week I am up 1 pound from last week, scale reads 173.6. This is totally fine with me. I wasn't able to get in all of my workouts due to the YMCA being closed from snow. I still feel like I had a very successful week. I am still battling a cold and my workouts were noticeably more difficult than usual.

I was able to get in a great sweat session before I went to spend time with my family on Thankgiving. As planned, I did not overindulge. A little bit of this...a little bit of that...and I was satisfied!

After leaving my cousin's 30th birthday party and a few cocktails later, I was starving! I heard a Sourdough Jack @ Jack in the Box calling my name at 2 am Sunday morning lol! I havent made a late night pit stop for fast food in well over a year! To be honest it felt good to enjoy my burger and lay down tipsy lol! An indulgence like this every once in awhile is a luxury I've afforded myself from all of my hard work.

This for me was another great week!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am....Sasha Fierce lol!!!

This is my party dress from last night. My honey told me I looked like Sasha Fierce after he saw the pictures lol! I like to glam up and go out every once in awhile. When I do go out it's a transformation and my new smaller body makes it SO much more fun!!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...