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Old 01-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all, my name is Brandi. I am a 37yr. old mother of 3. I have been heavy all my life and for once and for all I am ready to loose the weight. I have small children that I want to see grow up and get married. I also want to be healthy again. As a result of my being morbidly obese ( 290lbs. ) I have hypertension and high cholesterol. I just want to be sexii again. My goal is to loose 60lbs. by my birthday 4/20. I know that this is 4lbs. a week but I am confident that I can do it. I am looking for friends to take this journey with so I will be commenting and posting almost daily. Good Luck to all who are struggling with me. We Can Do This !!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I will be posting pics too, so I can see how i'm shaping up. Hope no one gets sick...LOL
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You're going to to it this time Brandi! You have the motivation and a great support system here on FitDay! We'll do it together!!

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wanna say thanks for responding to my post. It is my intention to do a low carb diet combined with some protein shakes to sub for meals. I was very successful years ago with the low carb thing. I lost 30 lbs. in 3 mos. and I was hott to death...lol
I'm a sugar addict, i love nd crave sugar. I bought some pills to help with the sugar cravings so I should okay. Be back later, i'm working.

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Brandi,
I think a low carb diet can be good, as long as it's not a no carb diet! We need those good carbs for energy and brain function! Low carb doesn't work for me. I find the problem to be that I can't cut carbs forever and as soon as I start eating them again the weight all comes back! My plan is to eat a balanced diet and watch my calories. I don't plan to deprive myself of anything, just have very moderate portions. That combined with exercise exercise exercise and I think I can reach my goal!

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I will be posting pics too, so I can see how i'm shaping up. Hope no one gets sick...LOL
before pics are great, that way you'll have something to compare the after pics to... even if you don't post them.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I saw your pics and they really did inspire me. You look amazing. I swear when I get to where u are I may just wear saran wrap n bandaids to cover the important parts...LOL ! Thanks for the response.
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This week has been horrible, I messed up all week but today i'm back on it. I'm not motivated but I know that when u gotta get back up and try it all again. Some times I feel like an addict. Well I guess I am an addict, my addiction is food. I'm stressed but I know when I reach my goal I'll be feeling really good. I'm so trying to see the light at the end of my tunnel. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. confused:I
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for your support, gawd knows i'm gonna need it. Today is one of those days when my head is really not in the game at all. I feel like a dog about it cause it's way to early in my journey to be feeling like this....SMH !!!
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Thanks for your support, gawd knows i'm gonna need it. Today is one of those days when my head is really not in the game at all. I feel like a dog about it cause it's way to early in my journey to be feeling like this....SMH !!!
Try to cheer up, Brandi. I'm a food addict as well, and yes, it sucks.

If it helps any, I jumped (well, figuratively) for joy when I hit 300 pounds--it beats the heck out of 400, let me tell you!

I give you all the credit in the world for taking control of your problem before it got worse (like mine).

Now, get busy and do something other than think about food--I find the busier I am, the less I'm apt to go foraging for food.

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