๐Ÿ‘‰ My Weight Loss Journey: How I Transformed My Body | Iris 2021



One woman shares her inspiring weight loss journey.

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I’ve lost weight, I have gained weight,
I’ve maintained weight, it’s been a really long process.
But, as everyone says, it is a marathon, it’s not a sprint.
And I’m deep within that marathon right now.
As an operatic artist, you have to deal with
the stereotype of, it’s not over until the fat lady sings.
That’s not opera today.
You have to be fit.
I definitely think that my food habits
were shaped in my early childhood.
I grew up in a small town in Georgia called Sylvester,
it’s in the deep south.
My entire family is overweight and that’s not something
that’s abnormal in the southern community.
Big happy family, emphasis on big, was what we were.
Everything revolved around food,
cookouts, barbecues, fish fries, all kinds of things.
Just food was a big part of it.
When I was , this is when I was really
starting to come into my own,
I stepped on the scale and it said pounds.
I knew that that was big, but I also knew
that my sisters were bigger than me.
So, I was like, I’m doing fine.
I didn’t see any of the red flags.
That’s what held me back for so long
from actually getting my weight in control.
The real pivotal shift was my best friend’s wedding
in college, I was asked to sing at her wedding
in this beautiful valley, in North Georgia.
Just a stunning spring day.
And I wore a dress that I felt awesome in,
and it was really flowy so it hid all those trouble spots,
and we had a great day.
The problem came when I saw the pictures.
It was the first moment in my life
that I actually saw myself how others saw me.
And I was, it sounds so cliche, but I was so shocked
because I was like, who is this woman?
You know, she has my smile, and she has my eyes,
but she looks swollen.
I got on the scale and it read pounds.
I knew then, because I was a stone’s throw away
from pounds, that I could either step up,
do something that I’ve never seen anybody like me
or in my community, or you know,
anybody but Oprah really, lose weight.
And I just want so much for everyone to realize
that health and wellness is for everyone.
You know, regardless of skin color,
socioeconomic status, your job.
I started to see results within about six months of me
really trying, is when I lost my first to pounds.
And, I stepped on the scale and I saw that
I was around , and that was groundbreaking.
It was addictive.
I was like, how far can I go?
You don’t have to be, you know,
a suburban housewife to lose weight.
You just have to have an idea that you want better for you.
Motivation isn’t always there.
I don’t always want to meal prep,
I don’t always wanna go work out.
But, if you take time to cultivate discipline,
it doesn’t matter what your motivation is.
I know there’s gonna be times where
maintaining weight’s gonna be really hard.
I know that.
But what I see in the immediate future
is me really getting back to a place where
my weight loss journey becomes more consistent.
A place where, doing things every single day
because I know they’re good for me,
that’s what I see in the future.

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29 thoughts on “๐Ÿ‘‰ My Weight Loss Journey: How I Transformed My Body | Iris 2021

  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    This is great and I'm really proud of her but I could stop looking at her gorgeous teeth holy shit

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    I loved this so much and her determination to go against all odds!! Yay for you, Iris! I love that 100W lightbulb smile too!! You inspired me!! xoxoxo

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    I am so happy for this beautiful young lady. Wishing her continued success in her weight loss journey and career.

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    There needs to be more support for women of color dealing with weight issues.

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    + q๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‘น

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    What a beautiful lady and so positive! Thank you for your story!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    Inspiring Story….Thanks for sharing, we never see our selves as others do….Peace, love light and BLESSINGS TO ALL.,โค๏ธ.

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    Gawd, I wish I could delete this out of my recommended. So tired of looking at her face and the thumbnail

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    I gotta get my weight under control myself and stop hesitating. Bck in 2016 I weighed 405 full of body weight fluid. After I start taking my H/B pressure fluid pills as I shoulda, I drop off 35 pounds in 2017 of fluid weight that wasn't really my actual weight. Now am at 370 in 2018๐Ÿ˜ฎ I've probably loss around 5 or 10 pounds jus haven't checked my weight yet! Doc wanna see me at 350 by nov 29th of this yr. Thanksgiving are b4 my Doc appt, Wat am I gonna do ppl?๐Ÿ˜” I gotta get myself motivated like I where in my early 30's. Am at age 46 so the interest of losing weight not so excited when I was in my 30's..I feel real old at times all the young youth has left out of me..It's so hard getting that motivated spirit bck again. I'm sitting here with a nice big exercise bike and a huge treadmill. Smh๐Ÿ˜”

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    Bitch is still fat af but nice voice .. Stoo body shaming big girl ms E. franklin. Never bitched this bitch thinks that per pressure keeps her from loosing weight but thats the reason to loose it fml this fat shaming bullshit is pitiful

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  • December 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    I'm also fatty….. Nd hats off to ur positivity…. Stay positive mam๐Ÿ˜Š

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