PEOPLE Magazine's 'Half Their Size' Issue Features SparkPeople Member! *

By , SparkPeople Blogger

PEOPLE magazine's annual "Half Their Size" issue, on newsstands now, features regular people who lost more than half of their body weight. The transformations are incredibly motivating, especially if you've resolved to get in shape this year.

One of the featured success stories is 25-year-old Brandy Blackburn. This young mother of one started her journey at 335 pounds, but you would never know it by looking at her today.

Brandy (BBANGEL1214) used and our free iPhone application, the SparkPeople Food and Fitness Tracker, to lose 177 pounds!

Check out her amazing before and after photos!

Here's Brandy before at 335 pounds.
See what Brandy looks like today, 177 pounds lighter.

Brandy is also one of 16 dramatic success stories featured in our new book, The Spark, available now at book retailers everywhere!

Pick up your copy of the Jan. 11 issue of PEOPLE today to learn how Brandy lost weight for free using!

Please join us in congratulating Brandy for her inspirational weight loss success and her tremendous help "spreading the spark" within the pages of PEOPLE magazine!

Cover Photo used with permission from PEOPLE magazine.

* Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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RYCGIRL 5/26/2020
thx Report
MUSICNUT 3/23/2020
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
CHERYLHURT 2/25/2020
Great Report
ELFISHER56 7/9/2019
Very inspirational! I remember I lost 115 pounds back in 2004 and I thought that I looked great! All those smaller sizes of clothes made me feel wonderful. Report
Congratulations. Report
Congrats on a job well done! Report
Great article Report
Sells SP! Report
WOW gives me a change... Report
Wow! I am so happy for you! Your hard work paid off. Report
What an inspiration
Fantastic! Congratulations! Report
Inspirational! Report
Something to look forward to reading at the hairdresser's tomorrow. Report
Somebody this inspiring, deserves all the recognition she can get Report
Congratulations! You are an inspiration to those just starting SP and those who have been here a long time, and need your kind of reminder that it can be done and weight can be kept off. Thank you for sharing your story. Report
WTG! Thanks for sharing! Report
You look great Report
you are beautiful!!! great job, keep up the good work! Report
Congrats! You are an Inspiration! Report
Congatulations on all of your hard work in taking care of yourself to get to your goal.
So inspiring. Well done! Report
Great job! You look amazing! Report
You look wonderful! Good for you! Report
OK Brandy...You did it and we will too. Thanks for the inspiration! I´m going to set the goal of loosing half my weight too. Love your experience and your spark page. Report
Congrats on a job well done!! Report
Remarkable transformation! Thanks for being an inspiration to us all. Report
Your ability to share your stories is a gift for me....the inspiration keeps me on amazing you all are .... thank you Report
Congratulations!!! You are an inspiration to us all. Report
You looked pretty before but you are stunning now. Congratulations what a journey. Report
Truely an inspiration.. You look FAB-U-LOUS.. Report
Congratulations!! I getting my copy today!! Woo Hoo!! Report
Wow that's amazing-you look awesome! Report
Congratulations, Brandy! You are such an inspriration. Report
That's fantastic, I hope and pray that I and all of us using this site can make your dream come true our dream come true! Report
You are gorgeous and your little girl is such a cutie! Way to go!! Report
Amazing! Congratulations to YOU! Report
wow!!!!! Report
Having started my journey at 313 pounds, and now being at 282.6, you inspire me to keep going. Seeing your success motivated me like no other.

You look amazing! Report
I too have tipped to scales at just over 300 lbs. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amount I want to lose but I found your story to be an inspiration. Thank you. Report
You are truly an inspiration. Is that an Syracuse University cheerleader's outfit on your baby girl? That's home to me. We're #1 on the AP Poll. Go SU! Report
This article was how I discovered SparkPeople! Report
Amazing!! It was really wonderful to see a woman that started at around the weight that I am and has made it to below my goal weight. It is possible and you are a living example of that. Thank you. Report
All I can say is WOW!!!!
Congrats on making a real difference in your life. Keep up the good work.
:o) Report
Very inspirational. Great Job! Report
i sure hope you will KEEP IT OFF and not let yourself go back to old habits and regain it. Report
You definitely help us see what we are working towards. Thank you. Report
Brandy, you look amazing. Way to go girl Report
Congratulations Brandy, you truly are an inspiration.
Thanks-Pat in Maine. Report