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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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