I have always been at least overweight, even as a kid.  I never really weighed myself because I was scared to know the truth.  I do know my weight is prone to pretty big fluctuations if I don’t keep an eye on it.

November 2005 (Senior year in college):


January 2006:


July 2006 (Post college, pre-law school.  I think I lost a little weight earlier in 2006, but all I know now is that that super cute dress I’m wearing was way big and had to be donated to Goodwill last year):


May 2007:


Then, in my second year in law school, I started packing on even MORE weight on my already heavy frame.

February 2008:


This was one of the pictures that spurred my decision to lose weight. I know I was around 200 pounds in this picture because I was weighed at the doctor’s office the day before this was taken.

June 2008:


Now, on my way back down…July 2008, about 180 pounds:


Being a bridesmaid at about 175 pounds, August 2008:


Feeling great! 160ish pounds, October 2008:

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At my lowest weight, around 150 pounds in February 2009:

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I rebounded a little, but still feeling great!  July 2009:

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11 Responses

  1. You look fabulous! This is really motivating me to get ACTIVE as I’ve gained the “complacency weight” since I started working from home and am now comfortably married. I’d like to lose weight and be fit before getting pregnant in early 2010. I would love to know the secrets of your success! Mind you, I have to do this on a budget (no money for gym membership) and I find its hard to do things when your cohabitant/spouse doesn’t want to eat healthy or change! I envy you and aspire to lose weight and get fit like you have! Mad props Brie!

  2. Wow, you are looking great! When is the wedding?

    I just came across your blog and really like it! I just started my own blog in October…come and visit sometime if you like

  3. Thanks for sharing your story! As a 2L I can definitely understand the stress that comes along with law school!! I’m also training for a marathon (& trying to lose a few lbs). It’s hard, but it’s so easy to let it all get out of control. Good luck on the big day! You look great!

  4. Your pictures are amazing!

  5. Wow you look great! Amazing job!

  6. I am so proud of you! You have done an amazing job making a big lifestyle change. I always love seeing other female weight lifters because it’s kind of rare… Keep it up!

  7. Wow you have done an amazing job – keep it up! I love reading people’s “about me’s” and gaining a little insight as to why they chose to start a blog.

  8. Oh my gosh! You look great! I know I’m not a big person. however I do have those curves that I wish weren’t there! You are a big inspiration to me and I know other women out there! I hope you keep doing great and hope your feet heal! I like your blog and can’t wait to read more!

  9. I’ve been a dedicated blog reader for a while (since I met you on the Knot), but I think this is the first time I’ve checked out your pics. You’ve made such incredible strides – you’re an amazing inspiration and role model. I can’t wait until you can add “Hot Bride” photos to this tab!

  10. great photos! I really do think you look awesome! You are doing it!!

  11. Beautiful photos, so much hard work.

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