Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard
When this picture was taken I was about 15lbs lighter than I am now.
Hi my name is Brandi..
My Spark journey started in 2011 at that time I was a 36 yr old mom of 3 boys, 16..13..and 5..
And if you couldn't tell by my page a bit of a geek. I love Doctor Who.
Currently in 2016: I am now 41 and a mom to 4 boys (21,18,11 and my youngest son is 2 1/2) I have gained more than just another kid in my 4 year hiatus, my last time on Sparkpeople was in 2012. I have also gained more weight. But one step at a time, one day at a time. Time to hold myself accountable.
This time around I have started at my highest weight(see below for details). I have had success before with this site, I did loose 40lbs working out and cutting calories, but then I get complacent and go back to my bad habits. So I am really trying to completely change my lifestyle this time.
I was placed on a low carb or Keto Diet by my doctor, because I was diagnosed pre diabetic. I was also placed on Metformin, that is when I knew I had to make changes to be here for myself and my family. I eat a very low carb diet. no more than 35 net carbs a day. More like 20 or less 90% of the time. I have never felt better in my life and have made great weight loss strides in two month. I love to make friends and bond with people who are here for the long haul and have issues similar to mine.
I joined SP to get motivation in loosing weight. Both myself and my husband are overweight. The difference is he loves food and I hate it. I would not eat if I could, but I know that that is not the healthy way. I have said before that I am the only anorexic fat person I know. That has changed with my new lifestyle, I now eat more healthy than I ever have. I do enjoy the occasional treat, with in my low carb lifestyle of course. Atkins recipes are some of my favorites.
I have been a yo yo dieter almost all of my life. I have tried starvation, eating every 90 min, exercising exclusively (a little obsessively I might add), and cutting calories. None has worked because they were not healthy or not a real lifestyle I could maintain. I was in a car accident in 2009 which left me disabled. I want to prove to myself that I can do this. I want to set small achievable goals. But the big one is to loose 100 to 150 lbs.
1/21/2016 - 351 Starting weight
1/28/16 - 338
2/4/16 - 334
2/11/16 - 329
2/18/16 - 324
2/21/16 - 318 One Month In: Waist - 6, hips -4
3/21/16 - 300 60 days: Waist -8, hips -6
3/30/16 - 297 WoooHooo under 300lbs
I am here for me to be healthy. I need to loose 150 total pounds according to the doctors. But I think I would be happy with 100.
I am going to start slow. I will be active, doing more than I did yesterday.
I was born in Topeka, KS..but I think of home as Washington State. I have lived here for 32 years. I am a mom of 4 wonderful boys. Moved a few times in the last 5 years. Living in sunny NV, where you can not go outside in the summer.
I am happy to have found SparkPeople. I look forward to my journey here. You are a wonderful community of very supportive people and I am glad to have you!
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 289.0
I thought you might be .....interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Summer Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Scarlet Dragons, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
7 days ago
Ugh, so hard!
107 days ago
Ha!Well, they are only doing one side so hopefully I'll only be half as hungry as when I started!
118 days ago
Oh geez, nooooooo!
118 days ago
Good for you, Brandi. I'm going to get a steroid shot in May. Gonna make me hungry but it will relieve my back pain.
118 days ago