Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Detox Diet

A few weeks back I was watching an episode of L.A Ink; Kat Von D and Kim, or was it Hannah? Either way, they started this detox/fast diet that's supposed to last for 10 days and all you drink is this homemade "lemonade" drink. I've always wanted to do a cleansing and rid my body of all the pollution that I take in everyday from food, dust, smoke, alcohol, and the hormones in the chicken I eat. I thought this would be a great way to get my body back into a healthy state. Not only does this diet release all the bad toxins you've accumulated over the years, but it also cleanses you out. Cleans out your kidneys, your intestines, your colon, etc.

The purpose of this diet is to:
To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that has formed in any part of the body.
To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
To build a healthy blood stream.
The Lemonade diet has also been referred to as the Beyonce diet. Beyonce and the cast of Dream Girls were on Oprah when Dream Girls was being released and Beyonce told everyone in order to prepare for this part, she went on this diet and lost 20 pounds. This diet is supposed to be a detoxing of your organs, but shoot, losing 20 pounds on top of that, is a plus.

I plan on doing the detox for 10 days, maybe even 14. But you can go from 10 days to 40 days if need be. The 40 days are for very extreme cases.

This is what I have to drink every day.... all day.... nothing else. Well, you can have water. But that's it!

· 2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
· 2 Tbsp genuine maple syrup (not maple flavored sugar syrup) (I got mine at Trader Joes, it should be Grade B)
· 1/10 Tsp cayenne pepper (red pepper) or to taste
· Water, medium hot (spring or purified water)
Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz. glass and fill with medium hot water.
(Cold water may be used if preferred.) Use fresh lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or limejuice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice. Use organic lemons when possible.

If you want to make more than one glass at a time, do this:

(This is what I did) This is the equivalent of taking an empty gallon water jug and filling it with:
The juice of 5 lemons
1 1/4 cup of organic Grade B maple syrup (I'm going to use less syrup now though, it was too much for me)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
10 cups of water
Shake it all up and you got your days’ serving! Make sure to not drink it all in the morning or all at night. Spread it out throughout the day.

Salt Water Flush: Upon rising, drink a mixture of this - it says not to leave your house for an hour to an hour and a half after you do this because you will regret it. Lol. I guess it does what it says it FLUSHES you out.
· 2 level teaspoons of unionized sea salt to a…
· quart of lukewarm water

Each evening drink an herbal laxative tea to help with elimination - preferably right before bed. (I found it at Albertsons) it's the same one that comes with the kit if you were to buy the lemonade diet online. It should start working 8-12 hours
That’s it! Do that for at least ten days for a complete intestinal cleanse.
Here's the link to the website if you want to look for yourself. I looked in the FAQ section, which helped me understand the whole thing better. Like you can drink a lot of water throughout the day. And you don't need to take daily vitamins, etc. Also, make sure to read when you come off the diet. You can't just eat normal food right away; you have to come off the diet slowly.

Ok, now that you know a little about the detox diet, let me tell you about my day yesterday!

Day before the diet started:
I ran around town like a crazy woman, trying to buy the tea, the sea salt, the lemons, the Organic syrup, the water, and Cayenne pepper. I went to 4 different places to find a juicer, but do you think I found one? Noooo! Target wanted $10 for a juicer... seriously?!? Um, how about no, I'm not paying that. Especially after I spent $6 on tea and $6 for syrup. Geez! So, that night, my boyfriend helped me squeeze all the lemons to make fresh lemon juice. I made the concoction and let it sit in the fridge overnight to get cold.

Day 1 - the diet starts:
I decided to start the diet on a day we were having a potluck at work. I know, stupid right? But in my defense, I thought if I could get through the day even with all the temptation of yummy goodness around me with all the food, than I could get through the next 10 days. Sure enough, I was able to get through the first day. In the morning, I was craving my usual cup of coffee, but alas I got through that and actually wasn't even hungry. When the potluck started, there was a part of me that wanted to throw in the towel, but I kept chugging away at my juice, and to my amazement, I wasn't even hungry.

I was extremely proud of myself, I was able to resist the temptation and stick to the diet. I continued drinking the juice without skipping a beat. It wasn't until I was on my way home from work that I started thinking about Fettuccini Alfredo, and chicken nuggets, and soup. Oh how I wanted some ice cream. After work everyday, I always think about what's for dinner. And I'll go home and start cooking, but today was going to be different, what was I going to do now? I got home and did the dishes... and it only took 5 minutes. Now what am I supposed to do with the rest of my night? I decided to jump into bed and watch a movie. That should take my mind off food right? WRONG!!! I was still thinking about alfredo..with that creamy Parmesan sauce. Mmmm! Again, I wanted to throw in the towel and race over to Olive Garden! But I toughened up and drank more of my juice.

It was time to drink the laxative tea. Eeek! I'm not a big tea drinker, and this is gonna have to make me rush to the bathroom, something I'm definitely not looking forward to. Oh I forgot to mention, see I live with my boyfriend and I told him that I don't poop. I tell him that I'm the only girl in history who doesn't need to poop. Although he knows better, I think he even started believing me at one point. HA HA! I know it's human nature and all that, but ewwww! So, now I'm trying to figure out, how am I going to be able to use the restroom without him knowing!? Oh well, I'll figure that out when the time comes, right now, I just have to figure out how to drink this tea. To my amazement, the tea isn't bad at all. It tastes like warm water with a hint of licorice. I downed it. I was happy to be drinking something other than lemonade. My boyfriend was smiling from ear to ear at me drinking my tea, because he knew sooner or later I was going to have to use the bathroom and go number 2 and he would be there. He said, "I'm going to sit in front of the door, Indian style, reading you a book.".. Muahhh. That was hilarious. Thank goodness I didn't have to go that night. The tea said it would take 8-12 hours to start working.

My boyfriend left to go get some food... he came back with Carl’s Jr. The bastard! He did eat it in the living room while I was in the bedroom, but I so wanted to run out there and beat his ass and take his fries. I gave up beef and pork a week and a half ago, so I couldn't eat his burger even if I wasn't on this diet, but I was, so no fries either. I did lean down and kiss his lips after he popped a french fry in it. I could taste the salt and oil. Mmmmm! The night was almost up and I had survived my first day. Way to go me!!!!! Pat on my back!

Day 2:

I awoke at 5am so that I could do the salt-water flush. I couldn't believe I actually woke up. I stumbled to the kitchen half asleep trying to not wake my boyfriend. I found the salt and the directions. Ok, so I need 2 teaspoons of sea salt to a quart of water. Damn it, how many cups in a quart? I suck at math. Ugh. My sidekick has all that crap on it, but I didn't want to tip toe back into the room to try and find it, or wake my man up. So I decided to guess... BIG MISTAKE!!! I did about a cup and a half of water with the 2 teaspoons of sea salt. I now know, that wasn't enough water. 1 quart is equivalent to 4 cups of water. So, I was drinking pure salt pretty much with a little bit of water. The first drink wasn't too bad. I think I was still half asleep. But the second sip and the third and fourth was horrible. I started gagging. Lets just say I didn't finish the salt-water flush. I figured I would do it tomorrow morning when I knew exactly how many cups it a quart. lol. I crawled back to bed and my brain started hurting. Lol. I think I was starting to get dehydrated with all the damn salt I consumed, so I had to tip toe back and drink a large glass of water. Nothing happened to me this morning, I didn't get "flushed" out like the directions told me I would, but that's probably because I didn't drink the salt-water flush the correct way. I'll do that tomorrow morning.

I got to work and drank my lemonade for breakfast and I keep sipping it to get me through the day. So far, so good, I'm a little hungry, but maybe that's because I need to drink more lemonade. The diet says if I can make it past the third day, I'm in the clear.. I'll be able to do the whole thing. So, it's day 2.... I just need to make it one more day.

I'll check back with you kids later! ...

Ok, it's 3:45 and I feel like dying! My head won't stop pounding because of the no caffeine for two days. I want a damn meal! Why did one of my co-workers bring in donut holes. Mmm, I like donut holes. Oh and I had to judge a Halloween costume contest for the people that work upstairs from my company. They rewarded the judges with a gift card to Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery. Two of my favorite places ever! I need some encouragement. I really want to throw in the towel.

I just keep telling myself if I can make it to day 4, I'll be ok. I just have to get through tonight and tomorrow.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Back in the day...

So the boyfriend and I were up around midnight the other night (no, not making out), and we couldn't stop laughing and remembering our youth. We sat there giggling like we were kids, talking about everything that put smiles on our faces when we were youngins...

Like the pop-a-point pencils. Remember those?

Fun dip... Ugh, I hated the stick though. So gross!

Smell good erasers.

Growing up in Cali, they always had book fairs right around the holidays. And they always had homemade stuff, like pencils with a red nose and antlers.. or stickers, etc. I remember I would always buy my moms present there. Hahaha! The craft fair would usually be in one of the mobile classrooms.

Or do you remember those scholastic books forms? Where you can order all kinds of books, stickers, madlibs, etc?

I remember when I was in kindergarten, and we had recess, they had a tricycle "raceway" with stop signs and lights. I remember always racing everyone so I could be the first person to ride the tricycle.

Oh oh oh, remember Garbage Pail Kids!

Do you remember track and field day?

Or the turkey trot.

Playing redrover, kickball, dodgeball, and four square.

What about You Can't do that on Television... and getting slimmed when you said "I don't know"

Highlighter magazines!
Scented Markers

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just like Vibe Magazines top 20, this is mine...

1. I'm all for a little slang here and there. Albeit, I use it quite frequently, I'll occasionally drop the letter g from the end of a word to make it a little more poppin'! But hot damn to the fools who write like they've never attended a school in their lifetime. I'm so tired of seeing comments on people’s pages that say, "wuts gud wit u?" or "Kewl dawg". Ugh. I'm so over it. And most of this is coming from grown ass adults, which should know better. Aren't you embarrassed? Actually, most of the people that do this are quite intelligent, so I don't understand why they want to lower themselves!

2. And seriously, who said sunglasses at night or in the club was cool? It's not cool. It's more like, EMBARRASSING!

3. Does anyone really care about Akon?

4. Does anyone really care about T-Pain?

5. What happened to Heavy D?

6. Why is VH1 more hip-hop than MTV and BET?

7. Speaking of VH1, did ya'll catch the Hip Hop Honors this year? Was Busta not the shit? I thought he was gonna come out the TV, rarr rarr like a dungeon dragon!

8. When is VH1 going to honor Jay?

9. How dope would it be if Nas did all Jay songs?

10. Does anyone else want Derwin and Melanie back together on the game?

11. Is anyone besides me over their sidekick?

12. Does anyone else mix up Barack Obama with Barack Osama? Oh, it's just me?!

13. How funny are the Sonic commercials with ol' boy??

14. When people are on blogs asking a question, make sure you know wtf you're talking about! Like, there was an Entourage discussion going on (I wasn't trying to discuss entourage, I was researching a shirt) and there was a shirt that Turtle was wearing of Jay-Z, everyone in the discussion was asking where they could cop that Kanye shirt. Or that biggie shirt! Son of a bitch, don't ask where you can get it, if you don't even know who was on it!

15. Is anyone else tired of hearing about racism? I thought we lived in the UNITED states!

16. Filipinos have been around for many, many years now, why is it people are just now discovering us?

17. Did everyone catch the Filipino prisoners dancing to Michael Jacksons Thriller? Did ya'll catch they were all rockin' flip flops? Muahh!

18. Is everyone over my Sweet Sixteen like I am?!

19. Shouldn't Ja Rule and DMX should just give up hip hop?

20. Bobby Brown is attempting to do Country Music!

Ok, the last question wasn't necessarily a question, but shit is just funny!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

These two need their own show.

Once Entourage ends, Ari and Lloyd need a show together..these two crack me the hell up!

Ari Gold for President!

I heart Ari Gold.

The Game

I was obsessed with the show Girlfriends on the WB network, which of course you know, is now CW. Ever since they lost Toni from the show, it hasn't been the same. The drama is gone, and so is me connecting to the women and all the scenarios they have been in. I still watch the show, but am not as into it as I once was. But now, there's a show that I absolutely L-O-V-E and that's, The Game. It's a spinoff of Girlfriends. Joans cousin is Melanie (Tia Mowery) one of the stars of the show. Melanie follows her pro football player boyfriend, Derwin, to San Diego as he tries to rise to fame. When the show first premiered it was his first season in the league and it went on to show the trials and tribulations of a relationship when one of them is a celebrity. All the temptations from women and so forth. Of course, Derwin (played by Pooch Hall, whom I absolutely love) gives into temptation and has sex with a music singer. Derwins girl, Melanie, over hears, and from the clip above, you can tell she's hella pissed off. If you haven't seen an episode of this, you need to go rent the first season and catch up! This is definitely my favorite show right now! Hurry up Monday.... I can't wait to watch the new ep! Oh, and my man is into it too. He and I argue over Derwin and Melanie.. hahaha!

Speaking of Kardashians...

How scary is Khloe? Or is it Kourtney? Anyway, the one that looks like Chyna Doll. She's pretty hardcore. Eeek! I wouldn't want to be on her bad side.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Kim is lucky she has a fat ass and pretty face, because her personality is pretty BLAH!!! My boyfriend is the one who was first obsessed with her and then, somehow, I followed suit. And yes, I have seen the infamous sex tape. That too was pretty boring! Yawn-fest!

If anyone watched the new show on E, can you tell me where was Brody Jenner for his dad's wedding anniversary? Was he too busy chasing Lauren to be there? And why isn't he apart of the show? That's so random to me. I mean, he is family. Whether or not, he and Kim are step-siblings, they're still siblings nonetheless. Oh, and the young sister, dude, who taught her to swing from a stripper pole like that? I'm a little grossed out! She needs to be in school or playing with barbies or something!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Happy Birthday, Babes!

It's my boyfriends birthday today! I'm leaving work early, yes to go get the new JLO cd, but most importantly to go to the grocery store to buy some food, so I can make a romantic dinner. Mmmm. I don't know exactly what's going to be on the menu, I have a few things in mind. I do know I'm stopping at Marie Calanders to get one of their pies... on sale now for only $6. can't beat that!

The Day has FINALLY come!!! Jennifer Lopez's New CD is Out!

Woohooo! I'm leaving work early today to go and buy Jennifer's new cd, Brave! In stores now!

In other Jennifer news, husband Marc Anthony's ex, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres has indeed confirmed JLO is pregnant! Oh snap... does jennifer and marc know you're spilling the beans? What do you mean Jennifer is pregnant... she doesn't look prego in these pics.. Oh, wait, I lied!!!! She's soooo prego! She just needs to come out and admit it!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

This is REAL hip hop!

Me still don't likey Kanye as a person, but I think he's a DOPE mc, and you can't forget Mos Def, he's always been one of my favs.

Rock of SUCK!!!!

Don't get me wrong, I loved watching VH1's Rock of Love just as much as I loved watching Flavor of Love, and I love New York, the only thing that differs amongt the 3, is the reunion show. Rock of loves Reunion show sucked balls. I was bored out of my damn mind. When the show first started, the camera zoomed in on all the girls that were there, but why didn't I know who half of them were? Were they even on the show? Lol. Oh, and who the hell was the host? He needs to NOT ever be on another friggin show again. His lame ass "jokes" were embarrassing. GET A NEW JOB FUCKTARD!

The damn blonde bimbos's, Brandi C. and Krista made me want to kill myself. I had to fast forward through that nonsense. The damn baby talk from Brandi C. is exhausting to listen to. My ears were bleeding!

And Dallas FINALLY had her turn to confront Lacey. If you can all remember, Lacey was trying to get Dallas to lose her cool and hit her (if anyone hits another person on the show, they automatically get sent home)... The bitch Lacey kept poking at Dallas. Putting her finger in her face. And just out right being disrespectful. Instead of beating the living crap out of Lacey (that's what I would have done), she just sat there and "tried" to ignore Lacey! Boooooo, we want Pumkin!!!!!!

Of course they brought Rodeo, Brandi M, and Sam down to talk, but it was blah too (even though I love me some Brandi M).

And then, they brought out Heather (can I just tell you, her hair looked great. None of this rats nest from the 80's hairdo. It was actually normal, flat ironed straight), the poor girl is really in love with Bret. They both talked and said they would remain friends, but after Jess came out to tell Bret he made the wrong choice, I'm sure he'll be bumpin uglies with Heather real soon.

It was hella cool of Jess, she said, "Heather, you wear your heart on your sleeve, and you really do love Bret." She then looked at Bret and told him, you made the wrong choice. After watching the show, I realized, you should have picked Heather". Oh snap! I think she's right though, he and Heather work! So, lets all take a moment of silence for the split between Jess and Bret! Ok, that's enough mourning! Bring on Season 2!!!!

What happened to the girl?! Scary

I long for the days of Making the Band 3 where Aubrey O'Day was actually normal. What is it with Hollywood to make all the people go crazy?! (Owen, Britney, Lindsay, and now Aubrey). The poor sap looks like a hot ass mess! Um, is her fake spray tan lotion crap melting off on her shirt? And that hair. Why oh why? Diddy, you need to stop making babies and help this poor girl out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Future Baby Daddies! They just don't know yet!

When I posted the comment about Pharrell's painting below, it got me thinking about the men that I love so much and yet, they have no idea I exist. That's ok though, when they meet me, they'll fall in love. Muahhh!

Future baby daddy's in no particular order...

He's a hip hop artist, a designer, a skater... how can you not love this man?

Shawn is trippin right now with demanding to be traded, and wanting more money, but I still love him long time!

Reggie Bush. Reggie Bush, where for art thou, reggie bush?!

His eyes are so sexy... as is he! So in love~

Happy Birthday, Ms. Stefani! Rock on with your bad self!

How can you not love her?!

Dora the ExploraChola

This is still my all time favorite. I hate the song, but love the editing!

Soulja Boy Pooh

I guess this song can go with every cartoon. This one cracked me up. Look at Winnie the Pooh. Muahh! If you're interested to see the other videos, they have Barney and Sponge Bob too.

The Lion King-Crank Dat Soulja Boy

Shiz gets old after awhile, but it's still funny to watch

Random Stuff

Lets get down to boyfriend writes for a local (AZ) magazine and also does some freelance writing for another national magazine based out of California called Vapors. Along with writing for those two magazine, he also does writing for an online magazine dedicated to all you sneaker freaks, rad artists, and clothing whores. Hope you enjoy. I have also included the other two magazines websites, so you can check those out as well.

A dear friend of mine forwarded an email to me of an artist from London named Ron Mueck. The pictures are dope, yet scary in a sense. Lol. I just keep imaging them coming to life. eeek. I checked my handy source, and to make sure these photos are real and not tampered with in any way. So amazing! These are just some of my favs. If you want to know more about this amazing artist, then google his ass!


Although I don't like Kanye West as a person, I can't deny the man is a lyrical genius. It was only a matter of time that someone would create a shoe after him. Artist Emanuel Labor created these custome Nike Dunks after the artwork on Kanye's latest cd release, "Graduation". You can spot the bear himself imbeded on the shoe under fur-like material along with the "Kanye" shutter shades that resemble window blinds.

Artist/designer Kaws was hired by my baby daddy number 1 (although he doesn't know it), Pharrell Williams to paint his Miami apartment with a Smurf inspired theme. check it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Woot! Here I am, Bitches!

This site is dedicated to all the gossip whores, fashionista's, sillygooses, and anyone else who feels like reading it. I'm not a "real" writer, so don't expect any words of wisdom. Forgive me for all the mispelling and improper grammar that I WILL use when writing these blogs. I'm a well rounded person who loves her friends, family, boyfriend, gossip, and tv. I love to have cocktails and spend money. I don't give into trends and I bargain shop. I don't dress to impress, I am who I am. If you want clothing advise, see my girl Hoody two Shoes. I'm an open-minded person, so if you're closed minded, don't bother reading this. I'm all for interracial relationships, gay rights, and all that other political shit! So let the blogging begin...


If by chance you've been living under a rock for the last few days, then you haven't heard that Britney Spears has lost custody of her kids. Oh snap, Gina! It's about fucking time if you ask me. The poor sap needs help. Here's a pic of her cute kiddies emulating their famous-for-all-the-wrong-reasons mother. They're driving around LA without having a license. Oy!!!! Ha, just kidding ya'll... they're with what appears to be their nanny.

Ok, this is all for today. I'm off to my second job! A life of a princess is busy busy. Lol. Ok, a Wannabe princess. Anywho, I'll holla tomorrow! Two fingers in the air. I'm out!