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Brandi Selman loses 116 pounds

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Former weight: 254 pounds    Current weight: 148 pounds

Pounds lost: 116 pounds

Height: 5 feet 3 inches  Age: 38 years

How long she’s kept it off: “I am seven pounds from my goal. I began losing weight in November 2009 and hope to be at my goal very soon,” Selman says.

Personal life: “When I worked outside of the home, I was an accountant. Now I am a stay-at-home mom. I have lived in the Buford area for over 20 years,” she says. “I enjoy spending time with my husband, Dave, my daughter, Summer and my son, Levi.”

Turning point: “I had felt convicted several times about not taking care of the body God gave me, and not being a good role model to my family,” she says. “I had been significantly overweight for about the last fifteen years and the heaviest I’d ever been for the last three years. My mom going through cancer treatment made me realize that I didn’t know how much time I had and I needed to start right away. Thankfully, my mom is now cancer-free.”

Diet plan: She followed Weight Watchers’ plan. Her day starts with cereal, milk and fruit. Lunch is a low-calorie frozen meal and fresh fruit. She snacks on turkey, whole-grain crackers and string cheese. Dinner is lean meat, such as venison, with brown rice and vegetables.

Exercise routine: “I walk either at a local park or at the mall three to five times per week and I do weight-training videos at home three times per week,” she says.

Biggest challenge: “Changing my eating habits,” she says. “I’d been in those bad habits for so long it was very challenging to develop new ones.”

How life has changed: “My life has changed spiritually, mentally and physically,” she says. “I am depending more on God and less on food when emotions get out of control. My mind is focused on making healthy choices for me and my family, being more active and being a better example for them to follow. My husband has lost 14 pounds as a result of just eating the healthier meals I am cooking. And hopefully, I’m teaching my kids to have healthier habits as well.”

Source: AJC

Originally posted 2012-10-03 06:42:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

39 Comments

  1. Dianne Suzuki

    March 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    You rock!! Amazing!!

  2. Alexis Yarbrough Drake

    March 31, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Awesome!!!

  3. Lotfi Tunis

    March 31, 2016 at 7:20 am

    well done you will soon get thoes last 7 lbs off if you haven´t already

  4. Gloria Lopez

    March 31, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Michelle Molina Rod Lewis

  5. Dianne Vos

    March 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Merrilyn Kinder

  6. Michaela MacAleese O'Brien

    March 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Congrats keep up the great work

  7. Chantal Bonneau

    March 30, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Bravo! This quite a success!!!

  8. Lorie Gonta

    March 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    you look amazing!! congrats

  9. Sandra Casias

    March 30, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Your goals looks awesome on you!

  10. Rube Tuesday

    March 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Amazing!~

  11. Theresa Padovano

    March 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I’m so happy for you the way you took control with your health and you did it the right way. Glad to hear your mom is cancer free. Congratulations with love

  12. Joanne Walker

    March 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Very inspiring!!! Congratulations!!!

  13. Lisa Daniels

    March 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Slow and steady wins the race!!!

  14. Crystal Lukwago

    March 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

    So inspiring congrats!!

  15. Jeanne Landolfi DeMonte

    March 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Fantastic job

  16. Joseph Gillen

    March 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

    awesome job

  17. Jessica Hollender

    March 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Aaron

  18. Sophie Song

    March 30, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Way to Go!!!

  19. Amy Villafuerte Golde

    March 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Walking works wonders!

  20. Rika Van Hardeveld

    March 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Wow great job , congratulations.

  21. Monique Mullin

    March 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    awesome. 🙂

  22. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    March 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations!!! What a smart way to do it!

  23. The Weigh We Were.com

    April 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You can do it!!! 🙂 ~kat

  24. Anna Fabian

    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I am following you!

  25. Anna Fabian

    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Way to go!!!!

  26. Christina Vairin

    April 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    So awesome! Thank you for sharing your story!!

  27. Kimberley Nagy Bavone

    April 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    congratulations

  28. Maggie Wilson

    April 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    congrats you look wonderful

  29. Regina Lenoir

    April 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I will, I will also try to upload photos and video as well. my goal is to lose 150 lbs!!

  30. Trisha Mackey

    April 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    So awesome!

  31. The Weigh We Were.com

    April 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Regina Lenoir, it sounds like you’ve got a good plan! Please stop by from time to time, and let us know how you’re doing, ok? ~kat

  32. The Weigh We Were.com

    April 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    You can do it, Gloria Isela Hernandez! Just take it one day at a time. Every effort adds up to big results. ~kat

  33. Regina Lenoir

    April 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    You rock Brandi!! I am starting my walking regimen tomorrow along with a docter supervised diet yay!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Joan Little

    April 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    She looks like a teenager in that fabulous new body.

  35. Gloria Isela Hernandez

    April 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    i want too loose weigt too 🙁 se looks amazing..

  36. The Weigh We Were.com

    April 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    In this clip she talks about who inspired her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqLC9QG9WsI

  37. The Weigh We Were.com

    April 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Here she is telling her story on camera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_30DW-cYEyo

  38. Miss Priss Fitness

    April 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    you go girl! amazing!

  39. Madison Eidson-Kangas

    April 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    You look wonderful! What an inspiration!

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