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Brianna's Lifestyle Change

I started this journey on 3/23/2010, I am dieting and exercising, starting a new and permanent lifestyle change for a fit, healthy and SEXY me! In 2010 I lost and kept off 50lbs and so far I've started out 2011 right, going to keep the momentum going!

1/4/2013-

I haven't updated in soooo long, but in a quick nutshell, I got married on 6/4/2011, had a baby on Sept 10th, 2012, and I'm getting back on track now, I did go up a bit with the pregnancy and holidays, I'm 22lbs ...
I started this journey on 3/23/2010, I am dieting and exercising, starting a new and permanent lifestyle change for a fit, healthy and SEXY me! In 2010 I lost and kept off 50lbs and so far I've started out 2011 right, going to keep the momentum going!

1/4/2013-

I haven't updated in soooo long, but in a quick nutshell, I got married on 6/4/2011, had a baby on Sept 10th, 2012, and I'm getting back on track now, I did go up a bit with the pregnancy and holidays, I'm 22lbs above my heaviest and about 15 above when I left off, so I'm not too far off track. Starting my way of life again on 1/7/13!

1 / 14 / 2011 --

Well I've dropped a few lbs and my BMI now says I'm overweight not obese YAY! Ironically right after I wrote that long blog post (and put in that I would like to find the love of my life) I think I did! I don't know 100% but signs are pointing that way, things are so wonderful!

12 / 29 / 2010 ---

I'm about to enter the next phase, 50lbs gone this year!! Next year, I will reach my goal weight, which to be honest is a little fluid at the moment. Right now my BMI is 30.1 (29.9 is the top end of overweight, ALMOST there!). I want my BMI to be in the normal range, it's difficult though because I honestly have a very large bone frame (size 12 mens shoes, huge hands, etc) so I think adding about 10lbs to the "recommended" weight should be good. The top end of healthy for my height is 179, so I think about 185-190 should be good, for NOW I'll go with 190 as my goal weight, if it feels right, great. If not I can go down a little as needed. 2011 here we come!

12 / 1 / 2010 ---

Still on track, but maintaining! I posted a blog entry but things have been rough but I'm glad I'm at least staying on track. I have a new powerhouse in my exercise routine, hoping that will help (DDR!)

10 / 1 / 2010 ---

Update! I posted a blog entry with a little more detail but I have been really busy and I got a little off track, gained 9lbs, but I have been back on track and have lost all of it, so I'm at the same point where I left off, which is ok with me! more details in my blog :)


--- 7 / 9 / 2010 ---

Down to 219.8, I've lost 47.2lbs :D I've also noticed I'm ahead of my weight loss goals, I'm stoked!

--- 6 / 11 / 2010 ---

According to my doctors scale I'm 227, down 40 lbs!!!!

--- 5 / 26 / 2010 ---

Finally uploaded a new pic taken today! Down ~33lbs!

--- 5 / 24 / 2010 ---

I am down 33 lbs now, looking forward to the nicer weather! I got a bike :-) go me! I want to post a pic of me and my bike.

--- 4 / 30 / 2010 ---

Goodbye April hello May! Goodbye 25.4 lbs! FOREVER!

--- 4 / 23 / 2010 ---

Well it's been one month since I started this journey! I'm down 23.2 lbs in 1 month! Of course I don't expect that rate to continue but if I lose on average at least 2lbs a week I'm going to be a happy camper! Can't wait to update with a picture (soon!).

--- 4 / 15 / 2010 ---

Down 21.6 lbs, woohoo! I strained my knee a little bit running yesterday though, going to just walk today. It's fine today it hurt fairly bad yesterday though :-\\

---4/ 12 / 2010 ---

Down 19.6lbs now! Woo! When I meet my next goal (239) I'm going to take a new picture of myself and post it here. It might not be a big difference from the picture I have now but hopefully there will be some!

--- 4 / 10 / 2010 ---
So far I have lost 15.6lbs in a little over 2 weeks. I am following a very active fitness plan. Strength training 3-4 times a week with my resistance band, a run/walk program 4+ times a week, and I also use the stair stepper usually 3+ times a week. I am following a low calorie diet, tracking the food that I eat and trying to stay within the recommended parameters for calories, fats, carbohydrates, proteins. I am eating a lot more vegetables and fruit and drinking a lot more water.

--- 4 / 1 / 2010 ---

One thing that is tripping me up, I have NO idea what my goal weight should be. I'm 5'11" and I have a large frame (I wear size 11-12 shoes in MENS), gigantic hands, long legs, etc. I'm thinking I should be around 190ish, the "small" picture of myself shows me at 215. I guess I'm pretty compact! So I'm going to get down to around 190 and see how I feel. The thing is I will never stop eating healthy so if my weight continues to go down then I guess my optimal weight is less than I thought!

According to some BMI calculators, I think my goal should be approximately 175lbs.. possibly a bit more. I want to find out more about body fat and how it can be accurately measured to make sure I'm in the right range. For now I am setting my ticker and goal at 190. I will re-evaluate as I get down to closer to my goal.
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Member Since: 3/28/2010

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My Goals:
To lose 50+ lbs and become a fit and healthy woman who loves herself!

WEIGHT LOSS GOALS-

NEW GOALS:

230 - by 01/31/13 - MET

225 - by 02/28/13

220- by 03/31/13

215- by 04/30/13

210- by 05/30/13

205- by 06/31/13

OLD GOALS:

267 STARTED 3/23....

257- MET 3/30/10 - no reward (yet)

247- by 5/1/10 - MET 4/12 - (reward- go to a movie or nice dinner) **Saw how to train your dragon in 3D! :)

239- by 6/1/10 - MET 5/20 (reward- buy a new outfit) DONE :)

230- by 7/1/10 - MET 6/11 (reward - buy a new pair of shoes or swimsuit)

223- by 8/1/10 - MET 7/9 (reward - buy a new workout outfit)

213- by 8/10/10 - MET 1/16/11 (reward - a trip to the beach) Ironic that I meet this now going to the beach next month!

207- by 3/01/11 - (reward - ??)

201- by 4/15/11- (reward- ??)

195 by 5/31/11- (reward: ??)

190 by 7/15/11- (reward: ??)

My Program:
Watching my calorie intake, fats, carbohydrates, protein, trying to maintain a balanced diet.

Exercising at least 4-5 times a week. Which includes running/walking at least 5 times a week, dance dance revolution FUN, and free weights.

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How do you keep momentum? How do you transition from an unhealthy life into a healthy life? You make the CHOICE, live the life you want to live and NEVER look back (well maybe occasionally just to see how far you've come!)

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TOADMOMMY
4/29/2010 1:01:10 PM

I just wanted to give you a big high five for what you have accomplished so far, 23 lbs in one month is a big achievement! emoticon

congrats and here's to a leaner, meaner, healthier you! emoticon



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SOULFIREPOET
4/8/2010 5:35:28 PM

C- Thank you for your response :-) between that calculator, and another BMI calculator I checked out, I think 175 because of my bone frame would be good. That would put me at a BMI of 24.4 which is considered normal. I wonder though what the most accurate way is to calculate body fat, isn't it individualistic instead of a set formula based on height and weight? I wonder if I should go by that instead of the formulas, which would be better and more accurate? Well I shouldn't worry about it too much :-)



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MANGOPEACHIE
4/8/2010 5:23:50 PM

Hello! Just wanted to comment about your "ideal weight" since you were wondering about how to set your goal weight. I looked it up for myself (I'm 5'9) on this site : http://www.healthstatus.com/cgi-bin/calc/c
alculator.cgi . I just looked it up for someone who's 5'11 and it says that an ideal weight for you is 160 and that anything between 143 and 178 is "healthy."

Ultimately though, your ideal weight is where you feel healthiest and happiest. :)

Best wishes!
-C



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