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Christmas 2010 - At my current weight (if not heavier)

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2004 pic - Was probably close to my highest weight 287

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2008 pic - I was around 190lbs here

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2012 is here. Along with the months flying by the weight also came packing on. Starting right here and right now as of two weeks ago, I decided to make a change for good. I need this because I am no longer the confident one. This weight has stressed and depressed me and I don't want to be that woman anymore. So here I am ready for change.

Wow 2011 - A lot of change has happen since I sparked last. Instead of a 100lb loss, I am at a 50lb loss. I have gained 50lbs since moving from one state to another. I have lost my motivation and my self-esteem has went from high to low. I want to get back to being a happy, healthy me! Anybody with advice or has been through what I am going through, please feel free to give some advice.

Hi, I am Iris. I am so excited to have joined Sparks! My decision to become a healthier me came from two of my closest friends. One of my friends was doing Weight Watchers and the other lost through dieting and exercise. They were and still are my inspiration to start my weight loss journey! I was always very self-conscience as a person weighing in at 287 (the highest weight I have been). I always knew I was overweight, but didn't decide to do anything about it until 2004 when I went to grad school.

In 2004, I started Weight Watchers. It was pretty hard considering I had just moved to Virginia and was living on campus. I did continue to try. I even recruited a few friends. I wasn't as dedicated as I thought I was. Even though, I ended up 259.

Then, my cousin decided we should try The Fat Smash Diet in 2006. I didn't see any reason why she should lose weight. She was 160lbs. So in Phase I (Detox), I lost 9lbs within the first 9 days. I was so excited. Then, I moved to Phase II which included lean meats and cheeses! This was a little better! I was on and off of Fat Smash until Jan 2008.

On Jan 212008, I joined SparkPeople in order to receive a Nutrition rebate a work. Now, I am rededicating myself to change!!!

Member Since: 6/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,034

My Goals:
I would like to be on my goal weight of 165 and no longer be in the obese BMI range.

My Program:
Exercise three times a week and track my caloric intake daily.

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    emoticon to the Nappy Divas Team. I am looking forward to getting to know you and hope that you will participate with huddling, challenges and posting on message boards. Our purpose is to uplift and motivate each other. Please remember, if you need anything, I am just a click away!!

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    3133 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my Blog! I do feel so much better now! I am stronger and faster and after my mini break ;) I will get back to the serious business. I will keep getting up and moving forward! Good luck to you girl! Many blessings. How is your weight loss journey going?
    3140 days ago
    Hey hun, thanks for stopping by my page. I've stop dieting and almost ga e up on weightless until I visited my spark page and saw you comment . You encouraged me to push forward and not to give up. I wanna thank you;)
    3145 days ago
    Hey honey, just stopping by to bless your page. Keep doing your thing girl, you are doing soooo good and I am proud of you!! Thanks as always for the motivation and encouragement you bring into my life!! Love ya!!
    3146 days ago
    Thank you for visiting my blog and the encouragement you left. Congrats on your weight loss sucess wishing you well on your journey
    3150 days ago
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