Kara Cline: Lost 95 Lbs.
I have to get this weight off, I have to. Ohh, no worries there is alot more that u all do not know about Donny Osmond. One of the biggest concerns I hear from others about the Nutrisystem plan is the cost. I finally decided to take control and do something about my weight. Then I got lazy and sloppy… and well gained it all back. Thank you for sharing this with us! At over lbs.
I feel better after exercising but no change in weight. Your method is worth a try. I will send you results. Congratulations on your success. You look and feel great. I wish you would post some new recipes that helped you lose the weight! Ones that include amount of calories? It would be very helpful. Congrats on your weight loss!! I know the feeling that comes with seeing results on the scale.
I have gained alot of my weight back simply bc of no motivation. I think this blog was just what I needed! And keep up the great work!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing your story! You both look great! Congrats on your hard work and results.
Thank you for posting this!! I also gave up everything to drink except water… i lost about 70 pounds in 2 months doing the exact same thing you did. Your post gave me the push I needed!! I have to get this weight off, I have to. All along I knew what to do, and happy to see someone else had the same results…….. I am so impressed with people who have the dedication to make it work, Thanks for sharing your story. PS I still think you looked good before! This is a fabulous post Amanda.
I have really enjoyed reading it. Not at all preachy like some weightloss stories can be: I am feeling inspired to make some changes — I have 10 years of happily married, 2 kids and love to eat my own cooking weight to shift LOL.
I love the Vita Craves too — but at Wal-Mart they have generic ones that are much cheaper and taste even yummier so just in case you want to try those out…I think that they taste better than regular gummi bears! Hey You look great! I noticed, esp in the last post with your family pics that both you and Kevin were looking thinner! The good and bad of publishing self pics! I think your exercise played a role too.
I exercise in spurts so my weight and size fluctuates throughout the year. Like others have said, that sugar is my downfall. I need to find some fun, active things to do to keep ME motivated.
Reading your post has inspired me. I just think that a lot of women see things like this and wish they could be a size 4 or 2 or whatever. I know how hard the diet thing is. I had gastric bypass 21 months ago and have lost a total of 80 lbs.
I feel so good!!! Great job and keep up the good work!!! I have 2 boys that I cook for and too felt guilty not being able to keeping cooking which I love. Can you post that sight you talked about where you enter your recipe to get the right portion I could truly use this so cool!! I even decided to get a treadmill for myself, i am truly determined to lose the weight and be healthier in the next couple of months.
Thank you for the wonderful information and insight on all the delicious thing out there to eat especially deserts which I love! I definitly have put on the newlywed pounds and need to loose, this is definitly a motivation!!! I recently had to lose weight for health reasons and I am on my last 10 pounds! I lost 35 so far! I know how great it feels to lose weight and how good you feel about yourself! You inspire me to continue!!
Hopefully Corey and I can do the same this year. We followed the same type program a few years ago, but after his accident we put all of our weight back on. But are trying to get back there again. You just inspired me! My mom and I have been trying desperately to lose weight.
We did the gym thing for a year and we were watching what we ate…and we started losing weight but it was getting expensive. I have been on a rollercoaster this paste couple months trying to figure out how to lose weight.
I am going to use your little secrets thank you soooooo much and see what happens. I am forwarding this on to my mom so she can read your blog too. That is really awesome. I have just started working out that part I can manage , but it is the eating that gets me! I like how you gave ideas on how to keep track of calories.
My question is how did you come up with the calories a day? Is that the recommended amount for your age? Measuring portions is a real eye opener and changing to drinking water is a big plus, and activity weather walking or the gym are very beneficial!
I so enjoy you thoughtful emails and look so forward to getting them from you……You have inspired me…. Hugs to you Jill. Thanks so much for posting this blog! I have always been underweight, but this last year things have started to stick. Anyways I was really encouraged by your blog and am excited to start getting healthy myself! Amanda, you look wonderful.. I have about 50 lbs to lose.. My husband could stand to lose at least 20 lb…I know I can do it.. I used to be able to keep weight off and lose 10 pounds at the drop of the hat.
That was before I had babies and turned 40! My husband really needs to lose weight and I have almost given up ever losing any weight and keeping it off again. Anyway, thank you for doing this. I did the exercise and not lose any weight thing, too. Today I started drinking water intentionally. I determined that was all I would drink. Then I come here and see you did that, too. Amanda- that is absolutely fantastic and totally inspiring!
You look amazing and you and Kevin both should be proud! The transformation is amazing. Thank you for taking the time to share your story. You and your husband supporting each other is awesome and if you decide to have kids down the road, you can help them to learn healthy eating habits. I already wondered how you have time to do all that you do! Your email address will not be published.
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And you can win it! You May Also Like: You look beautiful — before and after. Lots of tips for me to take home too: Wow you look awesome! Great Job what an accomplishment!!! Are you still exercising as well or are all 30 pounds just from the calorie diet? Thanks for sharing your story. So so good for you! You truly look great. Good for you for sticking with it. Congratulations on your weight loss Kevin too.
Losing weight is a hard thing to do! I think I might give it a go after the holidays: You really do look great. I am a lurker who Had to come out of lurking to say congrats!! Thanks for being awesome! You looked wonderful before, too!! Girl… you have inspired me!! Amanda you have done a great job! Thanks for all your great tips.
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Exercise Programs for People on Weight Watchers. And just a few years later, in Feb. Bolden started tracking everything she ate on MyFitnessPal, and took up swimming, hiking and weightlifting. After three and a half years, she lost lbs. She also started a fitness blog and Instagram , and even won a bodybuilding competition. She went from lbs. When her son was six months-old, the Richmond, Georgia resident became pregnant with her daughter and gained even more weight. I had trouble catching my breath; I had hip issues and a lot of body aches.
That excuse is now my motivation for everything I do. Weighing in at lbs. Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community. There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising. In , Samantha Call lost her father to heart disease.
He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity. In early , Call found success with Atkins. And after a year and a half got down to lbs. Call has maintained her weight loss for about seven years.
Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise. Says the Callis, Maine resident: Jason Cohen always struggled with his weight.
At his highest, he hit nearly lbs. A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. At over lbs. She also continues to share her weight loss journey on Instagram. Along with her husband Myron, Hyman has now lost over lbs. Hyman, who works out with a trainer 3 to 4 times per week, is now a finalist in her sixth Isabody Challenge.
Although she was happy and confident in her body, Jovana Borojevic was shocked when she finally stepped on a scale. The digital marketing strategist, now 24, immediately cut out starchy carbs, refined foods, sugar and most packaged food. In a month she dropped almost 20 lbs. Allie Ruby was determined to lose weight — and get her long-desired six-pack — after her poor college eating habits left her at lbs. She started weightlifting, which kept her in amazing shape but pushed her weight up again, this time with muscle instead of fat.
Seeing the numbers creep back up the scale caused self-doubt. Jobity was always fit growing up, but when she was mistreated in a relationship, she turned to food to cope. I just kind of tuned out of the world, and food became my everything. By , Jobity had hit her highest weight of lbs. Jobity decided to get healthy — mentally and physically. She started taking boot camp classes and sought counseling to deal with her emotional issues. What She Eats Now: Jobity cut out fried food and soda and eats a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein.
Her Best Weight Loss Tip: The mind is a powerful thing through the weight loss journey, more than anything else. A lot of weight loss is mental. Teeter had struggled with her weight her whole life, and found herself weighing over lbs. She began keeping a food diary and joined a gym. Teeter made healthy swaps for junk food and keeps track of her macronutrient intake.
The Spokane, Washington-based health and weight loss strategy coach stays active with running, hiking and gym sessions. After having her second child, she knew she wanted to make a change. I wanted to experience new things and felt my size was holding me back. Kavanagh decided she did not want to undergo weight loss surgery after seeing relatives who ended up gaining their weight back.
Instead, she focused on finding workouts she actually enjoyed and tracking what she ate. For years, Helen Costa-Giles had no real motivation to lose some of her lb.
But in , her yearly checkup took a somber turn when the mom of two learned that she was on track to develop chronic health problems because of her size. Determined, she immediately threw out all processed and preservative-filled foods, and started eating a clean diet.
In just six months, with no exercise, she dropped close to 90 lbs. Costa-Giles then added weightlifting to her days, and fell in love. I kind of got obsessed because for the first time in my life, my body was actually doing what I asked it to do.
Costa-Giles now runs free exercise classes in her hometown of San Antonio at 4 a. Dustin LaJaunie has come along way from the lbs. The group is a safe place for people to share their stories and struggles and to motivate one another to lose the weight. Eating plan-based and running alongside his brother, Dustin compares the Missing Chins to the trips he and his brother used to take when going hunting. My mum had a stroke very young, and it scared us as a family. Byrne credits doing at-home Jillian Michaels workouts and decreasing her portion sizes with helping her drop 70 lbs.
Byrne counts calories and makes sure she eats three healthy meals each day. She continues to do Jillian Michaels workouts every morning at 5 a. The office worker weighed lbs. After complications from her c-section left her depressed, Greenslit, now 27, started walking and doing Pilates and yoga to help lift her mood.
If she goes out, she orders a chicken salad instead of her former go-to order of a cheeseburger and French fries. McGee began gaining weight when she got into an unhealthy relationship and stopped spending time with friends or going to the gym.
After getting out of the relationship, she decided it was time to make a change — especially since she worked in the health profession. McGee went from skipping meals and snacking throughout the day to sticking to set meal times.
McGee loves group exercise classes and also regularly meets with a personal trainer. While she quit smoking after getting pregnant with her first child in , she kept her unhealthy eating habits until she began having health problems after having her third child.
Roy eats six small meals a day and still allows herself the occasional fast food burger — but will only eat half. She stays motivated to stay in shape by competing in bodybuilding competitions. Jenkins, 22, says that overeating was just part of her daily routine.
But when she got to college, everything changed. She does an hour of cardio a day plus strength training three days a week. I have the most horrible memories because I was associated with all that weight I was carrying. Washington successfully lost 50 lbs. After giving birth, she decided to get healthy for herself and her baby. Washington sticks to the low-carb, high-protein Atkins diet.