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My name is Cassie Branscom. I'm 24 years old. I work for the State of Missouri as a Children's Social Worker.

For as long as I can remember, I've also been referred to as pleasantly plump. However, I can remember in my early teen years that I had a healthy relationship with food. I ate until I was almost full and didn't eat a ton of sweets. However, as I enterered high school, I started stress eating and eventually gained weight. By my senior year I was overweight and unhappy with my body. This was the very first time I had taken any real steps toward improving my habits and I lost about 30-40 pounds and was about about 160.

Right after high school I got married and started college. I didn't realize just how big of a transition this would be or how difficult it would be to maintain my healthy lifestyle. Over time, i gained back all of my weight lost and then some. I wanted to get back on track so I would yo-yo diet often. It seemed like every week I was promising to do better but ended up doing worse than ever!

At one point during my college career I was working two or three jobs and continuing as a full time student. I was also experiencing marital issues and was in the process of getting a divorce. Instead of truly focusing on myself and my health, I turned to other even more damaging relationships. Needless to say, this was the most difficult point in my life and I had certainly gained the most weight during this time.

When I graduated college and got rid of some very negative influences, I began to realize that working on my health and fitness goals was something that I could really committ to again and really began to enter the contemplation and preparation stage of change. (Yes! I was a Pych Major!)

But honestly, my biggest motivation and incentive for change occurred when I began seeing my now boyfriend. This is when I really started to make my fitness and nutrition goals a priority in my life. In March after several months of dating, we decided to move in together. Since then, we have made the commitment to get healthy together. Having that accountability and incentive to continue working towards my goals has been an absolute game changer for me. If you are struggling with motivation and accountability, you need to find someone close to you who has similar goals.

The biggest lesson I have learned so far is that, I'm happier when I'm on a sensible diet and exercise routine. I shouldn't change my lifestyle to loose weight (although it's an excellent plus), my lifestyle change should be because I want to be HAPPY! With that said, I'm learning how to balance good nutrition and not feel like I can't ever splurge.

Member Since: 9/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,810

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Short-Term Goals:

To reach 212 by the end of June:

To reach 202 by the end of July

To reac 192 by August 12th:

As a reward, I plan to go on vacation somewhere warm by the end of August and I would love to be in ONE-derland for this trip!

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Caloric goals: 1200-1500

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  • v NOAHKI
    Thank you for your comment on my blog post!
    311 days ago
    Hello new friend! :) emoticon
    363 days ago
  • v LINZEE118
    emoticon Cassie, My name is Linda. I saw your post in breaking 200. I just joined the team The scale read 218 lbs. this morning but it's been slow going lately! emoticon Maybe we can march on down the road & leave Twoterville once & for all & enter into Onederland! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    546 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2016 7:19:56 AM
    Glad to have you back in Deter mination and Accountability team! You are such a lovely lady ( a little Irish in there, I suspect? ) and your dog is adorable.

    Change is not necessarily a bad thing- just something different. I think you'll have quite an adventure discovering all the things about Cassie as an adult you didn't acknowledge or kept hidden away. Onward and forward! The Lady has arrived!!!!
    1559 days ago
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    ☻/.... Just stopping by to cheer you onward!!!
    ‘|\...... You can do this!!!

    From all your Friends on the Missourians Team!
    1670 days ago
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