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As I read my previous updates it makes tears come to my eyes. I have done it again. I have yo yo dieted. Worked so hard to lose the weight only to gain it again. Here today I am back at 262lbs and miserable. Today I once again commit to becoming a healthier me. Today is the last time I will write that I have failed at this. I am committing today to find the healthier me.

Update: Below you will see what I wrote on January 2nd of this year and here is where I am today (Septmber 5). As of today I weight 217lbs. Doing the math I have lost 47lbs in 7 months!!! I have done so while going to school full-time and working full-time. This just makes me realize that I CAN do this! I'm excited to continue this journey and start 2013 as a healthier me.

Join me in my journey to a healthy weight! Losing weight isn't fun but it is totally worth it.

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Hi! My name is Brandi, I am 26 and from Southern Illinois. I am currently working full-time and going to school full-time working on my second bachelors. My life is pretty busy but I have decided that I need to work on getting healthy!

I currently weigh 264lbs.... just typing that makes me cringe! How could I become that overweight?! I have been yo-yo dieting since I was 16 and just can not seem to keep the weight off. In the past I have lost 50-60lbs just to gain it back plus more in less than a year. I have joined Sparks people with the hopes that having a community behind weight loss will keep me motivated.

I look forward to getting to know new people on Sparkpeople and learning different methods of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Member Since: 3/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,793

My Goals:
My major goal is to lose a total of 114lbs. I realize that this is a long-term goal so I have decided to focus on smaller goals in the beginning.

Goal 1- Lose 28lbs Done

Goal 2- Lose 57 lbs

Goal 3- Lose 85.5 lbs

Goal 4 - Lose 114 lbs

Lose 28.5 lbs 4 times. I CAN do this.

My Program:
Consume between 1250 calories to 1550 calories a day. Ensuring that I eat breakfast everyday!

Do cardio exercises at least 4 days a week.

Participate in the c25k program.

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  • v JMCAMPBELL1020
    Hey Brandi!! Ifind that Im relating to you when I read your history on your page. I too, am a full time student in an aggressive program as well as working to support my husband and I. I have about 108 lbs to lose, so we can definitely be accountability buddies if you wish! I am determined that 2012 is the year for me to slim down and get healthy. My main motivation is the graduation photos emoticon that are taken in the fall 2012. I don't want a picture up there that I am not proud of! emoticon
    3015 days ago
    Hi Brandi! I'm Liz, I saw you on that Accountability Buddy topic and I'm totally down for being your accountability buddy if you want to! I think we both have the same amount of weight to lose.
    3016 days ago
    Thanks so much! I am happy that you were motivated by me. My journey is just proof that losing 100 pounds is possible! I am 26 pounds until 200 pounds lost with diet and exercise alone! So I am living prrof to naybody that hardwork and dedication pay off in the end! Goodluck on your journey!
    3017 days ago
    Hey! Just wanted to welcome to the Done Girls team! The girls are so motivational and supportive and we will do our best to help you on your journey however we can. Hope to see you on the message boards soon!

    Welcome Done Girl!!!

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    3021 days ago
    I'm Natalie one of the co-Leaders of the C25K- Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
    3023 days ago
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