Brandy Day’s Journey (Check the bottom for her most current update!)
6/21/2011 So today I am doing something a little bit different, I have asked a friend from Myspace to share some of her insights of her journey into fitness. Here is what Brandy has to say….
I am on a weight loss challenge for myself also Joe, I started in the second week of May and have to date lost -31 pounds, I cut out all red meat and have started eating right, I eat chicken and turkey items..Like Turkey burger, turkey bacon, etc. It has become a great way of life for me…I am not calling it a diet..I take one step at a time and NEVER EVER look at the end result it seems to far away..I always make small goals and make sure to always reward myself for the goals that I accomplish…-30 pounds was my first goal and now I am going -25 pound goals from there…My ultimate goal is -100 pounds and I am almost a third of the way there already, but it does come with downfalls, I am not going to sugar coat anything..It is hard work and being mindful of what you decide to stick in your mouth…I also workout and walk all the time…I walk about 1 to 2 and a half miles a day and workout with my Wii…I also workout with my strength bands to try and get rid of this flab on the back of my arms…I am concerned about the excess skin that comes with weight loss, but I am going with one thing at a time….I noticed that if I call it a diet that I am more than likely not going to stick with it so I call it a lifestyle change…I have also included my boyfriend and my children as much as possible…We walk together and have outings together…I try to include them, my boyfriend has told me that he isn’t interested in losing weight until I have dropped at least 50 pounds he wants us to reach goals together and do things together and that will bring us closer….He is wonderful and for the most part is very encouraging…It helps greatly to have a great support system…My middle daughter is overweight so I have been helping her to be more healthy in her decisions of food…I want to thank Joe for offering me this opportunity to tell my story about how I am doing it….This is something I have wanted for a longtime and I have come to a point in my life where I need to do something for myself and I have chosen something that will help my arthritis and the self-confidence I have for myself….Thank you again JOE
Thank you again Brandy for sharing this with me. I see a common thread in your, mine and other’s successes, It is a lifestyle change. That can not be stressed enough. It would make no sense to eat well, lose the weight then go back to eating unhealthy like before. Lifestyle changes!
Brandy’s update 10/28/2011
Through my journey of weight loss I have made a few friends along the way. Brandy is surely one of them. She is a determined lady working hard and getting really fit! You go Brandy! Here is her update with what is going on in here daily life.
Thank you Joe for your inspiration…
Brandy, thank you for the inspiration!
I heard some exciting news from Brandy today. She is in the process of authoring a cookbook! That is soo exciting, as I get more information I will continue to update the news.
You are dong great Joe, keep up the good work and remember the longer you work at it the pounds get smaller that you lose because you start to gain muscle. that is something I am going through right now. I am close to 50 pounds down now, and I have muscles in places that I never knew had muscles before lol I love it….I had a little down time, health and mind wise, but I am back on track again and have walked this week a mile and a half each day besides yesterday cause I was cleaning house….something about scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees that wears you out!!! I am right here with you…You are doing wonderful and cannot wait to hear more from you!!! Great job JOE!!! You are an inspiration to us all!!!