Hi, I'm Cassandra Dumas,

I'm an educator and some of you might know me from Season 3 Extreme Weight-Loss with Chris and Heidi Powell. 

I have spent my life inspiring youth and now it's time to look in the mirror, face the truth, and inspire myself again. 

As most of you know I lost an incredible amount of weight in a short period of time during my episode.  

It has been a hard 3 1/2 years since Extreme Weight-Loss aired. It has been very difficult for me to maintain and the weight has crept back on. Over these past years I have had not one but two total knee replacements, additional responsibility of taking care of elderly parents, and ending the 2015 year with the death of my boyfriend, Manny Yarbrough. Now I sit here before you ready to make a change. I truly want to be healthy and live my life as I envisioned it. I feel this is an opportunity for me to get back on track and focus on accomplishing my personal goals. Sometimes I can't help but feel embarrassed about my weight gain, but life happens. No matter what is thrown our way we have to make the decision to carry on.

So join me as I go through my weight-loss journey, "Making a Difference .... One Pound at a Time," realizing this time, it is a lifelong journey.

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