Hi I’m Alma Ruddock and I am the founder of CurlyCurvy.com & BlackHairInformation.com (amongst other sites). I am a writer and a mother. I started my hair journey in July of 2008 with neck length breaking relaxed hair. At that point it had never even occurred to me that black hair could grow long. You either had the genes or you didn’t, I thought. You can find out more about my hair journey, read up on my hair regimen or see the products that I use.
My healthy body journey has only just began. It wasn’t until last year when I got lap band surgery that I realised that my weight had very little to do with what or how much I ate. I didn’t lose a single pound as a result of the surgery so a few months ago, I had the band emptied with the view to having it removed soon.
I have read numerous diet and health books, gone low carb and even became a fat free vegan but the only ideas that resonate with me are those outlined in books that I talk about in this blog. Essentially I am concentrating on increasing the nutritional content of my diet while using visualization techniques to get my body to work correctly.
Thankfully I do not have any conditions that require medication but I plan to get rid of minor ailments permanently the natural way.
I have now abandoned forever any thought of restrictive or disordered eating to achieve weight loss, after almost 20 years of trying it is clear that they just don’t work! I am very early in my body journey but I plan to enjoy it!