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1/2/12 262.5 lbs

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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: 1,773

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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