Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Before and After

I actually won something ($100) and I lost something in the process! I've had a rather large weight loss battle for the last I don't know...6 years. I gained 50lbs when I was pregnant, had a 6 lb 7oz baby, and then gained and lost a lot over the years until May 2007. In May 2007, I weighed 183lbs on a 5'4" frame. My Daddy says his Nana was as big around as she was tall and that's about how I felt. I started having actual physical symptoms (my heart would POUND when I'd go up the stairs, shortness of breath, my knees and back hurt a LOT), so I joined Jenny Craig. I did that until March of 2008, right before we moved to Hawaii. I was about 165lb when we moved. From March to January (2009), I didn't do much about losing more. I did watch what I ate, but I wasn't doing a program or anything. In January, I started talking to my friend Becky about doing something and we had some other friends join us for our own version of the Biggest Loser. So, combined with the motivation of having to report my weight to someone I know (gasp!) each Monday morning and joining Weight Watchers online...I'm at 140.4. I'd love to lose another 5-10lbs, so I'm staying on WW, but I'm pretty freaking happy to report that I've lost 43lbs since May 2007. Here's a before and after pic.

December 2006

September 2009

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Amy, you look amazing! You have dong a great job. If there is anyone, anywhere who knows about the battles of weight gain and loss, its me. You are an inspiration! Way to go HOT MOMMA!

Nonni said...

WEIGH to go, Daughter. Very proud of the job you've done and how very beautiful you are. You've always been beautiful to ME, but I noticed this summer you're prettier than you've ever been--thinking its because I believe you're happier than you've ever been. Keep doing what you're doing--it's WORKIN'! Much love, The Mother

Amy said...

Awww, thanks guys! :)