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Hola! My name is Brandiann Alegria and I have consistently used Spark People over the last 8 years to help with my weight loss journey.

I had lost 88 pounds since I became a member of Spark People and had 3 amazing kiddos after struggling with infertility.

I gained quite a bit with my third baby and I am just now ready to tackle this weight. I have had a multitude of rare and serious illnesses I've dealt with over the last 6 years. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Asthma, multiple chemical sensitivity and medicine allergies, intractable (every day) migraine since June 2017, and most recently... a brain tumor on my pituitary gland and secondary adrenal insufficiency due to damage to the pituitary gland.

I'm not quite sure how I survived through 2016-2017. It is only by the Grace of God!

I just got married to the love of my life, Rodrigo, on 12/22/17. Wow is he amazing! Not perfect, because we are all flawed, but he is just truly amazing and I am so grateful for him.

He never criticizes me about my weight neither directly nor indirectly and if he ever talks about my weight at all, it's in a purely health perspective. I know he is fine with me however I look, but I want to be back to a healthy weight so that I can feel my best and most confident around him.


Motivation:
My motivators are my health, increased energy, and being healthy for my husband and kids

I have been using SparkPeople since 2008 and lost enough weight to become pregnant (4 times now) even though I had PCOS. Now, I want to reach my goal weight of 185 within the next 2 years.

~ Alegria, Optimist

Weight Goals:
SW 280
1st Goal 275 -
2nd Goal 270 -
3rd Goal 265 -
4th Goal 260 -
5th Goal 255 -
6th Goal 250 - 1st Large Goal!


Member Since: 3/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,727

My Goals:
MY REASONS:

Being healthy for my children!

Shopping for nice clothes!

More energy!

Slow down the aging process.

Prevent and reverse health issues.

DEFINING ME:

MOTHER
WIFE
FRIEND
ATHLETIC
STRONG
MOTIVATED
ENTHUSIASTIC
OPTIMISTIC
FAITHFUL
LOVING
HEALTHY
SUCCESSFUL
KIND
GIVING


My Program:
Learning to eat right portions for a healthy weight person.

Being physically active in my profession as a General Contractor.

Daily Exercise for 1) improved blood/oxygen flow due to orthostatic intolerance 2) reduced head pain 3) improved mood 4) stronger neck 5) increased muscle mass 6) fat loss

Getting enough sleep and eating a nutritious diet.



Personal Information:
Brandiann ~ Wife, Mommy, and Optimist ~ Akron, OH

Philippians 4: 6-7 Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.

I adore my son Maxuel Enrique (Maxie) 7, daughter Zoie Alegria Esperanza (Zoila) 5, and son Jonathan Benjamin (Jonni) 1

Education:
BA Spanish - 2005
BS Education - 2005
TESOL Endorsement -2005
MS Management - 2010


Other Information:
A LITTLE PROGRESS ~

Right now in this very moment you can make a little bit of progress. There's something productive and useful you can do to improve your world and your life. // It may not seem like much, and yet it can make a big difference. Because even a little progress is progress in a positive direction, and it's infinitely better than doing nothing. //
You can waste this moment or you can use it. There's a world of difference between those two simple choices.
Though you may not immediately achieve anything stunning or momentous, still you can achieve right here and right now. And once you�'ve achieved, it will feel so good you'll jump right in and achieve again. // This is your day and this is your life. It's happening right now, and you can do something wonderful with it. // Give the value of your effort to this moment, and you'll receive much more value in return. Here is your chance to make a little progress, so do it. ~Ralph Marston




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  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon and Happy Thursday! Today's quote is by Pat Riley!

    "If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."

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    2297 days ago
  • v CHELAGETSFIT
    I've been thinking about you all week. I am finally getting over the fear that's been holding me back and I think I'm finally ready to do something about this infertility. I'm starting with diet. I really want to focus now. It seems like everything is lining up and pushing me towards action on the matter. I dont even know how to explain it more clearly. Can you tell me again what plan you were doing. I think it was something 30.
    2345 days ago
  • v CHELAGETSFIT
    hola chica! How are you doing? I've been thinking a lot about you lately. So the last few years I've been focusing on school and work and the house and just every day things. But these last few months I've suddenly come down with the case of baby fever again and I think since we had the fertility issue in common that's why I've been thinking about you. I guess its true that when you turn 30 that biological clock just goes crazy huh LOL. At least its been the case for me. Anyways I just wanted to stop by and say hi and let you know that I've been thinking of you. I hope everything is going GREAT with your two angels at home. =)
    2552 days ago
  • v LIKINMENOW
    May you stop today to realize that you are beautiful, talented, amazing and the only YOU there is. Which means you are they very best at being YOU! How awesome to know that you are unique and truly the only one God made that is like YOU. YOU cannot be replaced and no one else can do what you are to do while here living your life. You are very important and special to all of us. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2580 days ago
  • v LIKINMENOW
    emoticon emoticon A New Week, A New Beginning!! emoticon A Chance To emoticon , To emoticon Enjoy Your Life, To make a New emoticon , To emoticon HAVE AN emoticon WEEK!!
    2622 days ago
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