FAQ's 
(mostly from my other blog)


When did you start this journey of eating healthy?
I started to eat healthy on June 28, 2010.

What is your current weight and how long did it take you to get there?
I weigh about 148.9 lbs & have lost 104.6 lbs in 1 Year + 4 Months or so.

What Food Program do you follow?
I can't say I really follow a specific program.  It's really my own version of WW Core & a 12-step program! The reason I can't say it's a particular program is because I was having food allergies or something that was making me feel sick that was food related, so I started to research my symptoms.  I also started to write down what I was eating & when I was getting these reactions.  After a lot of research, I realized the negative affects both Flour & Sugar have on our bodies.  Jackpot!  I eliminated both items from my diet & no longer have episodes of what I was experiencing (hypoglycemia symptoms). 

Can you give us an example of what you eat?
As I mentioned, I don't eat flour, of any kind, ever.  That doesn't mean I don't eat bread, pasta, tortillas, etc. because I do.  I just eat the kind without flour (or sugar).  I also don't eat sugar (including honey). I weigh and measure my food.  I try and eat the following at every meal: 4oz protein, 2-3cup veggies (not breakfast), 1-2 fats, 1oz grain (only twice a day max) & 1 fruit (a day). 

In your "About" page, you mention that you got mental help.  What did you do?
Part of my journey, as I mention in my About Me page, was working on the mental aspects of eating clean & healthy as well as the physical.  I took a long hard look at myself & what I've tried in the past to lose weight & realized my approach was all wrong.  I just wanted to lose weight. It wasn't working. I realized I needed to find something or someone who would help me address WHY I was overweight. Do I eat emotionally?  Am I stress eater? Is it my metabolism?  I started to educate myself & started reading a lot about food & what it does to our bodies (I'll share these things another time).  I also spend a lot of time on weight loss forums for encouragement & tips.  A favorite is Weight Watchers! 

What are your statistics?
I'm a 30ish years old, 5'-4" tall, 148.9 lbs & a size 12 (M/L) tight 10.  I'm an apple shape & tend to carry my weight evenly (maybe a tad more in the tummy).

What do you do for exercise?
When I decided to change my life back in June 2010, I also decided that I wasn't going to go overboard on an exercise regimen.  In the past, I've gone on a diet & exercise program.  It wasn't working for me or I wasn't working for it.  With that said, my first 70lbs of weight loss, I walked (at a comfortable pace) a couple times a week for no more than an hour.  As of week 32 (+70lbs loss), I decided it was time to pick up the pace and I started the Couch to 5k (C25k) program*.  I have now graduated.  I also play competitive Soccer once a week. I need to do some weight lifting in the near future!

How long have you been at your goal weight?
I haven't reached it yet, I don't think!
I say, "I don't think" because this is not a diet to me.  I eat healthy and will do so for the rest of my life.  My body will release what it will....

Do you have any way of contacting you?
Leave a comment/question below and I'll try and respond!

Will you bring back the old comments from your other blog?
Sadly, I can not. 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I love your outfits that you lust over. It'd be great if you could list where to shop for the items...particularly the jewelry. Nice stuff!

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog it is encouraging nicely lade out.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, chica!

Besos!♥

Amada

Anonymous said...

You are so beautiful Brandi. Love your transformation!
Hugs,
Joyce from the 100+ board

Megan said...

I just found your blog via some outfits you posted on Pinterest (or were tagged for your site) and you are definitely motivating me to do my own changes. I know I need to eat healthier, although I've been working on it for awhile, and my biggest issue is my need to exercise. I don't do it. I used to, but I need to up it a lot. I'm almost as big as you used to be when you started and once I saw that number at the doctor's office I almost cried. What did I do to myself?! How could I let it happen?! But I did and for whatever reason, it still kind of continues. But I love your blog and how you've posted your weights, pictures (which totally help!) and your sizes. I just need to think about this EVERY SINGLE DAY! But if I could get to 160 like you are, I'd be soooooo happy!

C Post said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I took the 90 Day Body By Vi challenge last year and lost 30 lbs and down 4 clothing sizes. I had some health problems based on my weight and new I need to make a change for me and my kids. My doctor have approved the product. I have kept it off for a a year and I just recently started another 90 Day challenge to loose the last 20 to reach my goal. www.challengeorlando.com I felt like a new women and going shopping for clothes was actually fun. I am shopping in stores I never step foot in because their sizes stopped at 12.

Anonymous said...

You look amazing and seriously have one of the happiest smiles I've ever seen!

Amy
(amy.e.senkus from the 100+ board)

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Anonymous said...

You look FABULOUS!!!!I found your page via Pinterest and I am glad I did. You are a inspiration and thanks for sharing your story on the web. Keep up the good work!!!!

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