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Diet.com member Brandi was working construction while deconstructing her health through poor eating habits and a lack of exercise. A year and a half after turning to the Internet for help, she's down 107 pounds and wearing size 8s rather than 20s!
Brandi has switched jobs and changed her mind about the life she longs to lead -- a life free of medications and the stresses that come with carrying so much extra weight.
"I was at 263 pounds and didn't care about anything," she tells Diet.com. "Then I awoke one morning and realized it was time to find me again."
Brandi terms herself a private person so she refrained from the more traditional weight loss centers. Instead, she found all the advice and diet tips she needed online.
Over the last year and a half she added exercise into her daily routine, switched from a construction job to a more regimented office position, and gave up her beloved beer and cheese... well, most of it!
"I still enjoy a few beers at the local club but it's the 64-calorie type and I only have a few before calling it a night," Brandi says.
"I absolutely adore cheese but I gave it up for a while. But now that I am down more than 100 pounds I allow myself some on occasion."
Brandi, who goes by the Diet.com username SmileB, is thrilled with the fact she can now squeeze into size 6s -- although 8s are often the pants of choice.
The Wyoming native is also excited about ... Continue
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