Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monthly Weight Loss With Pictures *Over 100 lbs lost!*


Hey, everyone!

I lost exactly 7 lbs this month, which brings me to a grand total of 100.4 lbs lost so far! I decided it's about time I tell you all my weight. I know a lot of you are wanting to know. My starting weight was *cringes* 297, which puts me at 196.6 right now (I haven't been in the 100s since I was around 13 or 14).

I know some of you are probably thinking that's still really fat. I, however, am VERY proud of that number. I worked hard for every single pound that I've lost so far and will continue to do so until I hit my goal weight (which I hope to be at by October/November). Speaking of, I think my goal weight is going to be 165. So, I only have 31.6 more lbs to go. Yippie! According to the body fat tests I've taken at the gym, 165 would put me at a perfect body fat due to how much muscle I have. When I hit 165, I might decide that I want to lose more, depending on how I look and feel but for right now, that's my goal.

At my heaviest, I wore a size 26 jeans and a 2x shirt. Shirt-wise now, I'm averaging a medium or large. The bathing suit I got this year was a 12/14 (last year it was a 3x). I got two pairs of pjs the other day at Walmart and they are a size small. (Their pjs must run really big. I'd be an XXS by the time I get down to my goal, according to that. Haha!) I wish they would make women's clothes like men's and go by measurements and not by what the certain company considers a medium, large, 14, 16 or whatever.

As for pants, I'm currently wearing a size 16 but they are big on me. I'll need to move down to a 14 soon because I hate wearing loose clothing but I'm trying to get as much use as I can out of the few clothes I have. I just started wearing my current jeans a couple of weeks before I left for Florida. My closet is so sad-looking because I try not to keep many clothes on-hand because I grow out of them so fast. This constant buy/donate process gets expensive! Like I've said in previous blogs, I can't wait to actually buy clothes when I get down to my goal weight and know that I can keep them as long as I want; that will be great! :-D

I'm still in awe that I've lost over 100 lbs. I couldn't do it without the grace of God.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and speaking kind words of motivation to me through my journey. You are such a blessing!

I've been told by many friends and family that I am an inspiration to them and that if I can do it, so can they and that is SO true! I feel honored to be an inspiration and I am here for any of you.

As always, please continue to pray for me.



Here's my one pair of fat pants that I kept. OH MY! 




PS: I'm going to take pictures of me in my fat pants again when I hit my goal weight.

Much love,



36 comments:

  1. WOW congrats! That is amazing. I just stumbled upon your blog through twitter. I am on a journey as well to lose weight and you are definitely an inspiration. My journey was put on hold because I found out I was expecting a child after losing 34 lbs, but I am continuing to eat healthy. Check out my blog http://uphillquest.blogspot.com/ KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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  2. Amy! You look AMAZING! I am so proud of you! :)

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  3. Good Job Amy, your looking great!! keep it up !You sure those are not brads pants?....LOL

    Bob R

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  4. You are beautiful! GREAT WORK!! I think you look fabulous!

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  5. That is fantastic! I have lost almost 90 lbs. and know the journey you are going thru. It is not easy and takes a lot of dedication. You are doing a great job and look amazing.

    You should be so proud!

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  6. Hi Amy! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am beginning my weight loss journey. You look great, and you are a true inspiration! I hope you don't mind if I follow you!

    Allison

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  7. You are beautiful and amazing! Congratulations, that was some hard work:)

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  8. Amy, you look SUPER keep up the good work I know it is hard I am going down that road also. I just lost 70lbs as of last week and can't wait to hit that 100lb mark that will be awesome...good luck

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  9. Fantastic amy i have just started my weightloss journey! You are a big inspiration, debby

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  10. Amy,

    I found your blog from fb... I just want you to know that I have been browsing all of your posts and am so blessed by the way you've shared your journey! I'm your age, met my husband online, and have been married for almost 3 years! :))) We've been TTC for about 2 years now and last year I was diagnosed with PCOS. I am the youngest of 13 kids and none of the women in my family have had problems TTC so it's been an especially difficult road for me to travel, nonetheless, i know that God has a plan for my husband and I in His perfect timing. Weight is a factor in dealing with PCOS and since I've been on so many different meds, I've gained about 35 pounds, so I'm on a mission to try to lose the weight and get healthy. Thank you for being an inspiration to people you don't even know! YOU LOOK AMAZING! :)

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  11. Hey Amy :@D. You're my first follow.lol I'm so new to this blogging thing. I think you're a cool girl. I was looking for weight loss stories on blogspot, since I have one, and I saw yours. I started reading it, became interested, now I want to follow your success. I'm progressively moving (moving is progressive lol) in my weight loss. I don't know how much I weigh though, but I'm soon to find out. I've been working out off and on in past years, and this year I just know that God is leading me into some new territory, not just physically but mentally, spiritually, etc. So I'm very blessed to be where I am right now. I'm sore right now, but in a good way. It's showing my consistency. Anyway I just wanted to let you know I prayed for you, and to continue to be encouraged, regardless of how things appear. Stay you ;@). Btw I think you're still cute before and after.

    Peace and Love
    Christina

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  12. New Follower here. Love your blog, your such an inspiration!

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  13. Just discovered your blog today-- what an amazing accomplish! I wish you all the luck in meeting your next goal! New follower.

    Kelly
    simplykellyblog.com

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  14. You are a inspiration to me! Thank you!
    Jenny

    jenny-momoments.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi! I just found your blog and was thinking we have similar goals! My goal weight is about 160. I am currently 196.6, which brings me to 25 pounds of weight loss. I post on my blog about my weight loss and recipes as well. Maybe we can be an encouragement to each other! You're looking great and Happy Anniversary!
    www.sweetbeansoflife.blogspot.com

    ~Melissa

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  16. Congratulations, Amy. You look fantastic. I found your blog through your post on Chris Powell's FB page. I'm following his Choose To Lose program right now. Before that, I was doing strictly low-carb and lost 68 pounds. I still have a little more I'd like to lose to reach my goal.

    Are you following Chris' program also, or doing something else?

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  17. You look absolutely amazing!! congrats!! You go! Love you, and God Bless!! :)

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  18. Hi Amy,

    Congratulations!!! I am beginnning my journey for the 500th time. I think I can do this knowing that God is on my side. But I have to believe in myself. I will pray for your journey, and I ask you please to pray for mine. Thanks so much for this blog. :)

    God bless you!!!

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  19. You are amazing! I've begun my weight loss journey again! Praying this time I have the courage and strength to reach my goal. You look incredible....and happy! Congratulations!

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  20. Hi Amy!

    Firstly Congratulation on your achievement.... I am really happy for all the dedication you put in is showing and inspiring others. I have begun my journey in losing 50 pds..where i ve lost 10 so far in a month. You truly are an inspiration and motivation for me and others to keep going and reach goal...God bless you and gudluck!

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  21. Just stumble on your blog today, while looking for other weight-loss blogs and wanted to take a moment to say Congratulations. You must be so proud and you should be. I look forward to following you through this journey. Again, congratulations.
    Tonya

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  22. May God continue to bless you and your journey! I'm starting my journey again and I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm so blessed to follow along with your journey, you are truly an inspiration :)!

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  23. that's a way to go. what did you do with your old clothes since you already lose weight?

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