77 POUNDS!!!
Monday, August 04, 2014      5 comments

Man, I don't give myself enough credit. Here I am still feeling overweight and like I haven't done a good enough job of losing weight fast enough, but you know what? I've lost 77 pounds. That's not like losing 10 pounds. That's like losing (2) 4... Read more
I might be done... :*(
Saturday, May 31, 2014      5 comments

Tonight I'm so glad I have Spark People! I need to post something and don't know what other audience I would feel comfortable posting to. My husband left our house 4 days ago, against my wishes, to go to Washington DC to watch a soccer gam... Read more
Goal Setting
Friday, April 25, 2014      5 comments

I'm having trouble with weight loss... and muscle loss due to inactivity! I have a sit on my butt job now and it's running me ragged. So here I am taking a moment to try to regroup as my 2 kids play with daddy. My current weight is 235. ... Read more
It Starts With Food...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

I'm beginning the 2nd week of my Whole30 program. And I'm reading "It Starts With Food". What an amazing book. You know, I've always waited for the one "thing" that would click and change my life. And I'm sure it's here. I don't know if I could ... Read more
Ready. Set. Go!
Saturday, June 08, 2013      3 comments

6/8/2013 - Brandiann It’s Saturday night and both kiddos are in bed, sound asleep. Most of me wants to cuddle up with my body pillow under the covers right now, but I feel like I need to write about my weight/body. I’m almost 30. I am the y... Read more
Prayers for My husband
Saturday, August 18, 2012      9 comments

Agree with it or not, my husband came to the US without permission when he was 15 years old. He was trying to ensure his family would have food to eat because they live in the mountains of Honduras, without access to medical care, no economic in... Read more
5 weeks pregnant :p
Friday, July 27, 2012      10 comments

I knew it! My body told me I was pregnant about 3 days post conception. I started making milk! (and haven't nursed for 6 months). Then came the fatigue, strong sense of smell, acne, heartburn, getting up at night to go to the potty, not sleeping... Read more
So, I'm a runner! Who knew?
Sunday, July 22, 2012      2 comments

There are very few things I have ever thought I was incapable of doing. Let's see... working on a roof, climbing tall ladders, giving birth to 8 kids at once . . . that's about it . . . and well, RUNNING. See, I was always an athlete growin... Read more
Adios fat clothes! Hello skinny clothes I've been hiding under a rock.
Thursday, July 19, 2012      7 comments

Well I was about to take my skinny clothes downstairs to the basement to save them for when they fit, but since I did so well last month, I decided to try them on just to see. And well! about 80% of them fit, including brand new undies I had bou... Read more
Why the scale isn't all it's cracked up to be! (Results blog!)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      4 comments

So I have had the blessing of being able to do my own kind of biggest loser thing at home for the last month. I'm off work from school for the summer and we put Max in day care at the Y 4-6 hours a day, so he can make some friends and get used t... Read more
Must ... Keep ... Going!
Sunday, July 15, 2012      2 comments

So here is my "I just returned from vacation, so get get back on track NOW" kick in the butt! My hubby and I went to Cleveland for our 3 year anniversary and it was the first time we stayed away from home without Max for the night. We had... Read more
Weight loss is in the numbers!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      2 comments

The beauty of science is that it follows rules. In weight loss, this can give us hope. As I'm sure you've noticed, is it so hard to be patient for those 3,500 calories in each pound of fat to leave our bodies. It can be so frustrating to wonder ... Read more
Update Blog. Please read. :D
Monday, February 06, 2012      15 comments

Hi everyone! I've had a hard time coming up with the (insert word here) to write a blog. Don't know exactly what's been stopping me, but I've felt like I had a lot to say, but I don't know if I feel like no one is listening or if I feel li... Read more
One Year...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      5 comments

A year ago I was in labor already for 11 hours with Max and still had 8 hours to go before meeting my beautiful (miracle) baby boy. This year has been probably the most difficult and yet the most blessed of all my years. I went from being... Read more
Im back. Starting with Grocery Shopping
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      3 comments

Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have been active on SparkPeople. I am happy to announce 2 things. First, I am back! Second, during my 6 week hiatus I maintained my weight without tracking or thinking that much about it, which is really ... Read more

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