GreatistYou Day 38: Brandon Is One Pound Away From Victory

Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health-and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!).

As we enter the home stretch of GreatistYou, our contestants are either freaking out or relaxing hard. Brandon (@greatistbrandon) seems to be somewhere in the middle. He has only one pound to go before reaching his goal, so this last week is probably both stressful and a total relief.

While he's a bit further away than he'd like from his personal goal weight, he's come a long way!


  • Regina (@greatistregina) is feeling “bruised” and “tired as hell.” We're hoping she recovers before her final fight this weekend!
  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) is taking advantage of the incredible scenery and scaling every mountain she finds.
  • Darby (@greatistdanda) shared some wise words: “Thirty minutes of exercise can really impact the rest of your day. Today I started my day like this. And it feels good to know the whole day is in front of me”
  • Jessi (@greatistmentor) gave us a quick and vital lesson on black-and-white thinking. Check out the video here and remember: “Success is all about navigating the middle!”