Hello! Want to know more about me? Well, I’m just your average Midwest gal who has lost over 170 pounds. Some call me an inspiration and Mr. B calls me ‘babe’, but you can call me Brooke, the girl not on a diet.
I started my journey back in January of 2009, after a horrible relationship, which found me bingeing on over 2 dozen cookies in less than 24 hours. Combine that with a breakdown in a dressing room surrounded in skinny jeans that wouldn’t fit, I needed a change. My amazing mother invited me to a Weight Watchers meeting around that time and on February 2, 2009 I stepped on the scale at 327.6 pounds.
In the beginning I focused mostly on eating right and little exercise. I had never exercised before, so I kept it to walking. Over the years I have changed my eating habits to focus more on less processed foods, following the Weight Watchers’ Simply Filling plan. I also now love to exercise, which has always been done in my own home (never have had a gym membership) and can be found rocking out a fun fitness DVD challenge!
I not only have lost over 170 lbs, but I have also gained so much. I not only have my health, but I have a love for myself and the things my amazing body can do! I also snagged me a wonderful husband along the way!
The Story Of Mr. B & I
It all started with a message on Plenty Of Fish where I called him a beer snob. I fell in love with his cute smirk and he fell in love with my smile. Our confession of love happened in a random garage after a few too many Jello shots. He wowed me with his hockey skills and turned me into a Blackhawks fan. I wowed him with my determination and ability to cook a delicious meal.
Then one day in the presence of a bum, personal trainer, and a random guy taking pictures of his Jeep, B-Fry asked me to be his wife. A year later we were married in the best ceremony ever and became Mr. & Mrs. B.
Most nights you can find us just relaxing at home enjoying too much Food Network. Weekends are spent bike riding (when the weather allows it!) or enjoying a beer at our favorite local brewery, Bent River. We dream of someday living in the mountains with our future Lil Bs and living the dream. What that dream is, we’re not 100% sure, but we’re working on it.
Here on Brooke: Not On A Diet I hope to show you that you don’t need the next fad diet or weight loss supplement to lose weight. I have done this the old-fashioned way of eating less and moving more. I follow the Weight Watchers’ Simply Filling plan and exercise at home. I don’t do any crazy weight loss shakes, calorie restricting, or pre-packaged meals. I eat real food and never tell myself I ‘can’t’ have something. This is life and quite frankly life is too short not to indulge in the occasional cupcake!
Mixed in is some inspiration and showing you how to incorporate this into your daily life. There are recipes, crazy fitness DVD challenges, and just posts about life in the Not On A Diet household. So, grab a
beer green monster smoothie, have a seat and stick around!