2008*actually 138 on the pic.
Most people who know & see me on a regular basis assume i'm this itty bitty, bite-size woman! && Because I stand 5ft tall, they're halfway right! However, there's a LIFE SIZE problem and looks can be deceiving!! During my 1st year of college, I took a BMI: BODY MASS INDEX TEST and discovered although i appear to be this petite woman with seemingly no reason to complain...I am beyond UNHEALTHY!! in 2005 my BMI tested out to "31"....which means i was seriously OBESE although i was only 130lbs!! They say it's hard for a pimp, but naw...being healthy is HARD for a petite! Especially if your culture naturally carries a little extra!
In spite of my "health issue", i found myself losing the freshman 15 instead of gaining it like all my peers and even when i gained it all back, it fell together much differently! All along my weight has been bouncing up & down between a give/take of 15lbs for a few years without any real effort?! Still, today, at 23 I am Overweight (no longer "obese" so yay! lol).....
SO, Here's the Goal: A great blogger
gave her readers a WATER CHALLENGE & I decided to take it on: 8 cups (8ounce glasses) of H2O a day for six weeks!! Sounds easy...& familiar?! Well, it's a vital health choice i have disregarded my entire life.....I'm the person who refuses to pay for water, rarely drinks water, & liable to get sick because i NEED water! But Today...it all ends! Thanks to "Sunshine", i'm taking on the challenge & along the way, i'll be watching my BMI as well as my weight, & urine color!!
Ironically, This topic popped back in my life at the perfect time!! Just earlier today, i noticed my feet were swollen =/
*like it's really scary because Diabetes runs in my family...& i'm already hypoglycemic...& anemic! ..so yeah i got issues! LMBO, no but seriously, i need to get a Grip because this is LIFE-SIZE and my health needs to be a priority whether it outwardly reads PROBLEM or not!
IF you want to get on board or need more info, feel free to ask questions OR just run over to Sunshine's blogsite for all the details & benefits you're destined to experience!! :) http://www.naturalhairnaturalproducts.com/2009/09/join-me-for-healthy-hair-growing.html
at the same time, this topic is hard to grasp because i'm BLACK (& i'm proud...say it LOUD) & well, i need & want a little (maybe alot) extra! lmBo ;)