Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 16


after a very hard week... I am jumping back in fully on board.

today's weight 296.8
Today is the final day of Biggest loser #15. I did my final weigh in and measurements.

Week 1 Measurements
Pant Size: 24
Neck: 14.5 inches
Bust/Chest: 53 inches
Waist: 61 inches
Upper Arm: 17 inches right
upper arm 17 inches left
Hips: 54 inches
thigh 33 inches right
Thigh: 31 inches left
calf 21 inches right
Calf: 21 inches left
Total Inches: _322.5

Week 8 Measurements
Pant Size: 24
Neck: 14 inches
Bust/Chest: 49 inches
Waist: 59 inches
Upper right Arm: 16.5 inches
upper left Arm: 16.5 inches
Hips: 51 inches
Thigh Left: 32 inches
thigh right: 33 inches
Calf left: 20 inches
calf right 20 inches
Total Inches: 311
Total Inches Lost: _-11.5!__

grapes for breakfast
mushroom swiss burger from artic circle
medium fry
root beet
large raspberry limeade from Sonic
half order of margarita chicken from chili's

Day 12


Ya.. not surprised by that. Did you see my choices yesterday? Oy..

Today is a new day. I feel as though the fog has mostly lifted and I can refocus my energy.

warm lemon water. 20 oz
red grapes
blueberry blaster
chic fil a ..

not sure what after that everything is a blurr the rest of this week..

Day 15


10 chicken nuggets
30 fries
100 oz of water
3 servings crunch and munch
2 servings of wavy lay's chips
1/2 a serving of chili's margarita chicken
1/2 a serving of chili's cheese fries

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 11


not surprised. bad day yesterday.

6 (yes 6) pieces of bread
tomato on 2 sandwiches
apricot jam on last one.
quarter pounder, medium fry from mcdonald's
water 33.8 fl oz
3 oz steak
crinkle fries
16 oz of water

Today has been a bad day. I have that feeling in the pit of my stomach that only food fills. I decided to share my struggles with some people close to me.. It has helped. Yes today was a massive failure. But tomorrow won't be.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 10


warm lemon water
blueberry blaster shake
italian sausage and spaghetti 10 oz of noodles 8 oz of sauce and meat
chuck o rama for linner..
salad, eggs, poppy seed dressing
1 slice of roast beef, horseradish
a whole wheat roll
1/2 cup of mashed potatoes
4 of the sticky bun things that they have.

working today as well. I brought the left over spaghetti with me so I don't inhale the entire kitchen when I get home haha.
Don't really know how to track today.. not great choices but also nothing near what I would have chosen a few months ago.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 9


Looks like that is right! wow! SOOO excited about that. I will be much more comftorable with 290 though. Not so close to slipping back into the 3's...

warm lemon water
blueberry blaster
raspberry cheesecake special k granola bar
dole peach fruit cup
peanut butter blueberry shake
Italian sausage and hamburger spaghetti
cream cheese flautas

I am working 1-9 today. Which I am not too happy about.. But money is money. I just dislike being here when Tyler is actually home.. oh well. nothing I can do about it but complain :)

7pm. eating my dinner shake.
Pretty hungry..
Tyler made dinner and I inhaled all I could get my hands on. Need to up my calorie intake.. so I don't crash like that. Boy.. I ate 2 servings and then was still stealing bites as I put the left overs away!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2013 Bride's losing weight

I started a contest on facebook for bride's that want to lose weight for their weddings that are in 2013.

I plan on having weekly challenges.
Weekly weigh ins

And the ULTIMATE prize of being the size you want to be on your wedding day!

Interested in join us?

add me!!/brandileehenderson

Day 8


I'm not sure if that's right but if it is Wahoo!!! I got it 2 different times on the scale...
Warm lemon water
blueberry blaster
artic circle 5 pc chicken rings
small fry
strawberry cheesecake shake
single hamburger from the fair
hand dipped corn dog
12 oz of root beer
toast and apricot jam

I am SUPER excited about the weigh in today. I can't even believe it.
Did do a few exercises nothing significant though.
Probably walked over a mile today though.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 7


blueberry/peanut butter shake
blueberry blaster shake
5 tortilla chips and spinach dip
4 oz of chicken tenders
2/3 cup of sweet corn

I also mowed the lawn with our push mower, and did 10 minutes of toning video

Not a very productive day, slept a lot but right on track for calories, actually way under but considering yesterday.. I believe that is why.

Day 6


blueberry blaster shake
dole peach fruit cup
34 fl oz
big J cheeseburger
large fry
1 tomato sandwich with mayo
2 servings of velveeta mac and cheese

total 2742 calories.

I was so hungry I have no idea what is going on. I just could not stop eating.. but if you notice.. I did not have my lunch shake..
Instead of dwelling on it I am making a plan for the next day.

mug of warm water with lemon
breakfast shake
lunch shake
dinner with lots of veggies

28 day bootcamp
10 minute toning video 6 days a week
body rock cardio video 5 times a week

Plus drink my water!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 5


blueberry blaster- supper yummy!
raspberry cheesecake granola bar
36 oz
strawberry cheesecake shake
(this is where it goes bad..)
3 tomato sandwiches
Yes, three..
1 3 inch slice of french bread pizza
strawberry cheesecake shake

I am definitely feeling crappy this morning. Tummy is upset, very sluggish.. I can see the difference in food choices and how they are affecting me. It is weird it has taken 26 years for me to coralate the 2. I brought a strawberry cheesecake shake for lunch and also a peanut butter/blueberry half a shake just in case I go all fast food crazy..

We are having french bread pizza for dinner tonight. I can't wait!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 4


3 chicken crispers with bbq sauce
8 oz water
maverik steak and cheese bundle (347)
8 oz of water
raspberry cheesecake granola bar
raspberry limeade shake-not my favorite
6 chicken nuggets and a small fry (I know this was a bad choice.. )

I stopped and got the bundle on the way to work because I was so hungry when I got off work last night I ate far too much. So beyond breakfast and lunch I brought 2 full shakes and a half a shake to work. Plus granola bar, popcorn, peach fruit cup and pistachios. Just in case..

When I got off work, I was starving! Ugg..

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week 7 Challenges

1. watch sodium.
This couldn't come at a better time, monthly friend is here and all I ever want is salt. So I will be double careful on this.

2. 5 servings of Fruits and veggies
I think I will be able to hit this. I'll just add some more to my shakes :)

3. Interval Training
I am going to incorporate this in my walking 5 miles this week.

4. Be kind to yourself
Talking nicely to myself will boost my self esteem...

Rainbow Bonus
(10 points per day for 1 of EACH color: red, orange/yellow, white, blue/purple, and green)

Here is to the start of a great week! Only 58 weeks and 5 days to our wedding day!!

Day 3

Blueberry and peanut butter shake
3 rice cakes
lunch strawberry and peach mix in shake
water 12 oz
raspberry cheesecake granola bar
Chili's mushroom and swiss burger and fries
16 oz water

I could not get full today. I wanted to eat everything in sight. Which explains the huge hamburger. But I did not finish it I gave 1/4 of it to Max. I also did not finish the fries that came with it. But I did eat about half.
Had to work today. Will start my exercising plan tomorrow.
Came home and realized that my period is about to start.. so I am starving because of that.. great!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 2

Stayed up late last night with Tyler and had a bowl of cherries and 1 chewy chips ahoy.

blueberry and peanut butter shake
chicken strip and fries from stokes
lunch blueberry and raspberry shake
6 boneless wings from buffalo wild wings and some fries
a small bowl of cherrios and milk

I feel more energetic although when we got home late from Idaho Falls, I was really light headed and felt even car sick. I ate the bowl of cereal and felt much better.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 1

Weight 298.8

Shakes arrived this afternoon. So starting my 90 day challenge today. I know this is not going to be easy. But I will blog each day about my experience.

Today I ate

hamburger and fries I made at home
36 oz of water
blueberry and peanut butter shake
chips and dip- my stomach is now upset... ugg
dinner shake- hand picked frozen raspberries, chocolate mix in, ice and milk--Yum!
20 oz of water or so.

I am feeling full and I am only half way through my dinner shake. But I will finish it. I did get hungry earlier, so I ate the chips and dip but I really feel it was more of a bored hunger. We are suppose to head to IF tomorrow for a wedding and hanging out with friends. Not sure if we will make it though, Tyler isn't home yet..

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Today I made the choice to order the shape kit by body by vi.
My goal is the 90 day challenge.
I get my student loan money in a a week or so and plan on purchasing the next 2 kits in advance. I plan on doing 1 more shape kit and a transformation kit. But it really depends on how the first 30 days goes.
I want to look noticeably different for engagement pictures.
I want a jump start in the right direction.

I am following this even if it kills me. Which I know it won't. I need to work through why I think I NEED a hamburger.. its like right now..

I am eating a very delicious healthy, cooked at home pork chop at work. But all I can think about is a Big J burger for dinner.. it makes no sense.. I don't need that.. I'm not even hungry, I'm just eating the pork chop because I have to go run errans after work and I know if I don't eat it I will stop and get a hamburger..

I am off to look for a dress and get my hair cut. Oh and get some spider spray for that nasty yellow bugger in our car port.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Going forward I want to set some goals. Without goals there is nothing to strive for.

August 1st-      295
September 1st- 280
October 1st-     270
November 1st- 260
December 1st- 250

I truly believe I can accomplish these goals.

Every Day

I got on the scale this morning.. I'm down to 298.4

Woot Woot!!

New goal. 295 by August 1st.

I really want to look different when we have our "engagement party"
I am tenitively planning that for August 11 or 18. Not sure yet.
So goal is:
290 for August 11.
287 for August 18.

If I keep a goal in sight for the long term maybe choices every day won't be so difficult.

Monday, July 16, 2012

This weeks motivation.

I spend $12.99 to sign up for livemind sparkpeople.
I am sitting in a online support & motivation meeting. I will attend every one I can to get my money's worth. What could it hurt?

I started yoga this morning. All 6 minutes haha.. it is difficult!

making pork chops and zucchini and onions for dinner.
did emotionally eat. Found out about ISU dropping my major.. very very disappointed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 9th through July 15

Daily goals for this week.

breakfast - 200 calories

morning snack- 200 calories

Lunch- 200-300 calories

afternoon snack- 200 calories

dinner 250-300 calories

light snack..

sit up
push up
evening walk

Monday, July 9, 2012


I want to lose weight. I need to lose weight. I want to be a better version of myself.

- Mindful eating 
-140 oz of water each day 
- 30 day challenge 
- 5 small meals 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Calorie intake is going well.

Doing pretty good with food this week. Had a few slips but didn't give up. That is a big deal.

I decided to do full body pics. They are enlightening to say the least. I think I just used to the way I looked but when you take a picture... that imagine in your head goes away...

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I packed a very healthy cooler full of food. I had to go to poky for my college open house and stopped to get gas... and what did I do? 4pc chicken nugget and $1 fry from BK..

Ugh they didn't even taste good so why did I choose to eat it?

Monday, April 30, 2012

6 lbs down!

I set a goal to reach 5 lbs down by May 1st. And I did it!!!! I am 6 lbs lighter 1 day before my goal.

I have not been perfect. But I have made more mindful decisions towards food and walking.

I am starting the spring challenge on spark people tomorrow. This will introduce small amounts of exercise into my routine as to not burn me out too quickly.

I bought my own scale today. So Im hoping my numbers are the same... all scales are different it seems.

I can't wait to keep going on my track. It is nice to have a goal and want something for my health.

Next I need to figure out higher protein foods. I have steered clear of fast food. I have eaten subway but that is a much fresher option than burger king etc.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Big step!

Got up this morning.. got a totinos pizza out of the freezer and started the convection oven. Started some laundry and grabbed my cell phone and opened by browser. I had sparkpeople open...

I instantly thought about the pizza I was about to cook.. 700+ calories right out if bed? On junk? Nothing that really fuels my body the way I want it to be fueled? I turned the oven off and put the pizza back in the freezer. Took a shower sliced an apple and got some peanut butter and started my day 100 times better!

Thanks sparkpeople!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Today was a lot better. However I am still unsure on how to keep my health at the fore front of my priorities and not think about it all day.

tattles- crispy chicken sandwich

rice cake 1
sugar free amp

red lobster 6 coconut shrimp
5 walnut shrimp
1 shrimp scampi

I think I drank about 70 oz of water. I am writing this the day after and I do have to say that I feel a lot better, energy wise.

While we were in poky we bought swim suits! I am terrified to go swimming but am so excited at the same time. I loooove swimming! I can't wait to go.

Friday, April 20, 2012

I have a goal

5 lbs down by Tuesday May 1st 2012. That is 10 days away.

What am I doing to reach this goal?

  • Only water as of 4/21
  • snacking on trail mix
  • Food journal
  • Walk more, as in don't avoid walking. Which I do very well...
  • No snacking before bed (this is a killer)
I think that is a great start for my first 10 days.

I need to start somewhere. Small baby steps. 

Slow start

Today's food choices weren't my finest.

lunch- small hamburger
2 cream cheese flautas

snack 3 caramel rice cakes

dinner 3/4 of a totinos pizza

I went to a art journal class and the local gym had the owners wife come and explain the benefits of a food journal. I am committing to starting more of a health journal. I will start with jotting down food consumption but ideally I would like to work up to medicine, feelings, etc to notice trends in my health.

I should be a very interesting and challenging tasks for me.

Tomorrow's challenge: Drink more water.

Starting here

I am starting here. At 315 lbs. 26 years old. and very unhappy. I have social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder (self diagnosed recently) I am not at rock bottom anymore. I'm climbed a few feet up and am feeling a lot better about myself than I did 8 month ago. I actually want to get out of bed most days.

Tyler has been paying on an engagement ring for a few months and we have decided on getting married October 26, 2013. That is plenty of time to lose a significant amount of weight. I just need to stay focused and motivated. I begin school at ISU, August 27 2012...

There are 555 days until we get married. 
79 weeks
1 year, 6 months, 7 days

That is such a great time to have a new start. I really do not want a plus size wedding dress. I don't want to be a twig, I just want to be healthy. Healthy enough to have a perfect wedding, baby and a healthy family.

I hope to use this blog as a goal tracker, check in, motivation finder and a place to vent about the ups and downs of  losing weight. 

I am planning on 90 oz of water a week.
Mainly veggies for 7 days.
3 to 4 smaller meals each day.
Up at a specific time and to bed early
Setting a schedule. (still working on this, it should be ever evolving though)
10 minutes strength training Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 minutes cardio Tuesday and Thursday

I'm not focusing so hard on exercise for now. I will re-evaluate in a few weeks. I just want to get off to a right start and focus on my diet. Which seriously blows right now. I want to feel healthier and get things under control. Especially my asthma. Which is pretty well managed with medication but I'd like to use as little prescriptions in the future as possible.

I think that is all my mental mess for tonight.