Greetings! My name is Erica. I would like to welcome you to my web site. I am a Proverbs 31 woman with the understanding that everything centers around the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth. I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. When I was in the 12th grade, I was a size 16/18. I have always been a big girl. Poor diet and ignorance are truly to blame for that. I don't believe my problems are genetic at all. My highest weight was 291 pounds and a size 26. Yikes!
I am going to do my best to keep you all updated on my weight loss and natural hair adventure. I know first hand how hard it is to lose weight. I will be blogging and reporting how I feel and what's going on with me from time to time. So as someone else goes through this journey, they will not feel alone. I'm here now, going through this by myself. I know how it is. I want to see you succeed. So I will be journaling what I am doing or trying. I wish you the best and much success.
Back in 2004, my job was seriously stressing me out. Prayfully I AM took me out of that situation and placed me somewhere else. I accepted my current job February 11, 2004. I'll never forget that. In the center of my head, I was bald. I decided to stop relaxing for a few months. But around that third month, I was like hummm. Unbeknowing, I was in a transition phase, because I decided I'd stop relaxing all together and just see what my natural hair does. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity (seeing as though the first attempt failed). The next month, June 17, 2004, I did the Big Chop. I've been happily natural ever since. The reason I created this part is because when you're so use to relaxing all your life, what does a woman do with her natural hair? I had no idea where to begin. So, this is why I am sharing the natural hair experience. For the same reason I am with my weight loss.
I did a 2nd big chop August 2006. It was nothing to me to do it again. My hair grew out really well and I decided to let a professional add a color to my hair around November 2007. It was really cute but when it grew out I got bored with it. My hair didn't look as full with the color either. So, June 2009, I cut out all the color ends and now I am totally happy with my own natural hair color.
You can contact me at the following email address:
Be sure to put something like weight loss or natural hair in the subject line of the email so it won't go to bulk mail and be deleted.
I also have a BLOG that I try to use but not really good at blogging all the time. http://madamdainty.blogspot.com/ - Love Your Body (This blog is about the body, including hair, weight, health, etc.)
WITH ANYTHING YOU DO, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE BEGINNING ANY KIND OF WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, WHETHER IT IS AN EXERCISE PROGRAM OR AN EATING PROGRAM (I DON'T LIKE TO USE THE WORD DIET). I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THE TIPS, OPINIONS, AND EXAMPLES I GIVE ARE SOLELY THOSE OF MY OWN. WHAT WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT BE BEST FOR YOU OR WORK FOR YOU.