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I am going to have lost 100 pounds around the time I turn 30! I will run and never look back!! Today is the first day of the rest of my life! (7/14/12) I WILL make it!!
**** Mini-Updates, Life changes*****
-8/14/2012- Quit smoking!!
-8/28/2012-Started training for my first 5k! Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Phoenix, October 14th 2012!
-9/5/12- Kidney stone surgery.
-10/14/2012 - Ran/Walked my VERY FIRST 5k!! 1 hour and 3 minutes. 3.3 miles. 19:05 pace! Race for the Cure baybee!!
**10/21/2012 - I decided to start using my digital scale.. the dial scale is too hard to read!! This means I am 5.4 lbs above what I thought I was.. BUT That means I was heavier when I first started this journey... So I had to change a few weights here and there and my goal.

*** 12/14 - 4 month mark of not smoking :D EXCITING!!
---1/14 - 5th month of not smoking :)
--- 2/14 - 6th month of not smoking!!! :D

3/3 - Lost a bit of what I gained and lost and gained back. But now I am on the right track and in it for the long haul. We may fall every once in a while.. but we get RIGHT BACK UP AGAIN!!!

Rewards for ME! :)
**255- Eyebrow wax (God knows I need it! lol!) - GOAL DONE!!!
228.4 (50 pounds lost) - A new outfit to go out in, new piece of jewelry or piercing, and a GIRL'S NIGHT OUT!!
215 - Mani/Pedi.
199 - Hair style, cut and color at a salon.
185 - New purse.
170 - New Drivers License picture (yeaah!!!).
- Boudoir Photo Shoot.

154 - Healthy BMI - Whole new wardrobe baybee!! Maybe the dragon tattoo that I have always wanted.
154 and under -- Try to maintain at 150, if I lose more, great!

When belly is toned I maaay end up getting a belly button ring.. we will see!

Weekly Sunday weigh-ins for 2012!
(Had to adjust weights in July and October based on using new scales)

**JULY 2012** Total of 9 pounds lost
15 - 278.4 starting weight
22- 273.4 (5 pounds lost!)
29- 269.4 (4 pounds lost!)

**AUGUST 2012** Total of 8 pounds lost
5 (weighed in on the 7th instead, no scale on the 5th)- 265.4 (4 pound lost!)
12- 263.4 (2 pounds lost!)
19- 261.9(1.5 pounds lost!)
26- 265.4 (3.5 lbs gained!!)
MINI weigh in 8/28 to end the month RIGHT -261.4 (4 lbs lost!!)

Total lbs lost 7/14-8/28 - 17 pounds!!

**SEPTEMBER 2012**
2- 260.4 (1 lb lost!)
9- (after surgery weight) - 265.4 (5 lbs gained!)
16- 255.4 (10 lbs lost!!)
23- 255.4 (0 lbs gained or lost!)
30- 254.4 (1 lb lost!)

**OCTOBER 2012**
7- 255.4 (1 lb gained)
14 (5k day!)- I weighed after the race, 253.9!! (1.5 lbs lost!!)

---24.5 lbs lost since 7/14/2012--- 3 months and 1/4 of the way to my goal almost :)

21- 250 on my old scale.. 255.4 on my digital scale. (Net gain 1.5 lbs)
28- ---- N/A

**NOVEMBER 2012**
4- 258.6
11- 256.6
18- N/A
25- N/A

**DECEMBER 2012**
2- N/A
9- N/A
16- N/A
23- N/A
30 (Last weigh-in for 2012!!)- N/A

**JANUARY 2013**
6- N/A
13- N/A
(Started weighing in on Thursdays) 24- 253.4

**FEBRUARY 2013**
22- 258.4
28- 260.4 :(

**MARCH 2013**
3/2 - I knew the scale was lying!! 256.8
3/9 -
3/16 -

**APRIL 2013**

**MAY 2013**

**JUNE 2013** 30th birthday!! The 1st!!

I have PCOS. My doctor is a nut and won't prescribe any meds for it other than birth control. Time for a new doctor!!! I am not going to let the PCOS control me, my health or my weight. I WILL CONTROL IT!

I think I have a lot more confidence in myself than most girls these days. I am very lucky. I used to have severe depression but I beat it with meds and a more positive outlook on life. On and off different meds since I was a teen.. But recently off the meds for about 2 years now and am doing WONDERFUL!

I also used to have anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Ever since I started my new career last year they have stopped altogether. I went through a time where I had to take very strong anti anxiety meds (effexor) and I found out they were just masking my bad and neutral feelings and I was on top of the world all the time, and that's no good. I weened myself off of them. It took a while to get back to happy and no panic attacks again. My job, friends and family helped out a lot.

I KNOW I will want this in the future If I ever feel like I want to give up:

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself,
To stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best
Because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER.

Signed - Brianna (daocchica) - 7/22/2012

Member Since: 7/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,012

My Goals:
I am 5'7". Starting weight - 278.4, Goal - 178 by Aug. 2013.. I eventually want to be in the "healthy" BMI range, which is 154 pounds! But my ultimate weight goal is 150.

*Short term goals *
-**DONE**Run my first 5k, the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Phoenix, October 14th 2012! **DONE (half walked half ran)**
-Finish 5k your way program.
-Run full 5k without stopping.
-Run in The Color Run 5k January 2013!*
-Run a 15 minute mile.
-Run a 12 minute mile.

*Larger, long term goals*
-Run a 10 minute mile.
-Run a 9 minute mile.
-Run an 8 minute mile.
-Run the hotchocolate15k.com/phoenix/
By next year (December)
-Run the zombie run "Run For Your Lives" next year or the year after (Should be around August 2013/14 sometime)
-Complete the Warrior Dash.
-Complete Insanity
-Complete 8k
-Complete 10k
-Complete Half marathon
-Complete Marathon

My Program:
-Exercise 5 days a week at least.
-5k your way program (I will start it back up once I get my shoes!!) - 3x per week. Cross train 2x per week (on days I don't run)- Elliptical, bike, swimming, or some type of aerobic class.
-7/28/212 - Started doing crunches, push ups and extra stretches (for about 15-20 mins). Doing this 3x/week.
-Track fitness in the fitness tracker.
-Counting calories, watching what I put into my body. (haven't counted calories in a month or so ish?)
-Watching sodium intake very closely. Trying for 1500mg apprx/day (harder than I thought!).
-Drink 10-12 glasses of water/day (due to kidney stones). Get as many veggies and fruits per day as I can!!
-Take vitamins/meds every day!

Personal Information:
Fun facts (or maybe boring facts lol) about me!

Hi I'm Brianna.. nice to meet you! I am 29, single (oh gawd how I love being single! most of the time lol) and have 2 adorable kitties (they are my children!).

I am originally from Washington state but in Aug. of 2007 I moved to Arizona to be with my best friend. The move has definitely been a life changing experience!

I am a fraud prevention analyst for a major bank. It is very interesting and tons of fun!

I love MMOs. I have played a couple here and there. Warhammer Online account is retured now. Playing GW2 now. It's great to sit back and blow the crap outta people..lol. It helps with stress :D

I love to read, write, draw, art/craft.

Love Harry Potter!!

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My motivation list-
1. This is a chance to learn new things!
2. The risk for Diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart attacks get WAY lower.
3. There is a chance that my PCOS will get a little better when I start losing weight and as I eat healthier.
4. I won't feel yucky, tired and lazy any longer!
5. Pinterest is AWESOME for daily motivators in the Fitness section!!
6. MUSIC, fast, upbeat, loud, positive music!
7. When I achieve and go beyond my goals, I will feel BAD ASS!

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    Hey girl I have been gone soooooo long. How r u?
    1655 days ago
    Just wanted to touch base and say "hi". I've been off the sparkpeople grid, but i am trying to come back.
    1817 days ago
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    Hey I finally found that pic I was telling you about that looks like your kitties hugging (this one is of mine when they were little 17 years ago). I put it in my pics today.
    1819 days ago
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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
    1850 days ago
    Hey there! So great to hear from you!! I hope you are feeling well & not getting bogged down by the winter blues. I'm hanging in there. I'm anxious to lose more weight so I can try running again!
    I have to pull up my boot straps and get kicking!
    1851 days ago
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