Monday, May 09, 2011

loosing weight...

As many of you know, I have lost a good amount of weight. A lot of people ask me how I’ve done it, so I thought I would show you a few pictures and tell you a few things that have worked for me.
In 2009, I gained a good amount of weight. I was on infertility drugs, had knee surgery, and just honestly didn’t care what I ate. I was going through a very rough time with not being able to get pregnant and food was my outlet. When Kaz and I got married, I weighed 155. I’ve always weighed a good bit more than I look, I guess because of muscle. I’ve had friends who were the exact same size clothes wise and they weighed 20 pounds less than me. I’ve just come to realize that’s the way my body works. 
January 2010, I weighed 193! SO a total weight gain of 38 pounds! Looking back, I honestly can’t believe HOW much weight I gained. It’s easy to see something completely different in the mirror, AND I just wasn’t seeing how I really looked. 
My eating/exercise habits have changed over time. All of 2010, the only form of exercise I did was run. Eating wise, I usually ate smart ones and 100 calorie packs. I WASN’T super strict.
2011 has been completely different. I’ve been determined to get back to 155. In January, I ran a half marathon and soon after became VERY burned out on running. So as of lately, I run 2-3 days a week and do cardio/toning class 2 days a week at the gym. My eating habits have changed quiet a bit as well...
A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast: Yogurt + blueberries + granola
Snack: Pineapple or 100 calorie pack
Lunch: Smart One
Dinner: Salad + Grilled Chicken[sometimes I will do a mexican salad and add black beans/sweet corn...Other nights it’s just spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons, and Italian fat free dressing]
I’ve really been working a lot harder lately...Even though my weight hasn’t gone below 159 I have continued to loose inches. I went from a pants size of 12 to 8 and a shirt size XL or L to M. My jeans can now all be dried and they are a size 8! I’m wearing jeans that I used to wear when we first got married!  My clothes fit a lot looser and I honestly feel the best in shape I’ve been in a while. 
Kaz says I’m the smallest I’ve ever been, BUT he just doesn’t remember how I looked when we got married:) I still have a ways to go BUT have been very happy with my results! 
Total weight loss: 36 pounds
Below is my story in pictures....

MARCH 2009
AUGUST 2009
 
SEPTEMBER 2009
OCTOBER 2009
MARCH 2010
MAY 2010 
JUNE 2010 
DECEMBER 2010
APRIL 2011 
MAY 2011


21 comments:

Lexie said...

That is incredible!

I'd love to hear how you started running? I'm in HS and so ashamed that I can not run!! I want to lose weight this summer before college! :)

talbed said...

That's great, i am proud of you. I love you Pop

Patience said...

Wow... you are an inspiration once again. I am trying so hard to learn to like running. DH is an avid runner, and so far I've just dabbled. I need to get back on a routine again. Thanks for the nudge!

Jennifer said...

You look amazing! Good job!

mom said...

That is great Amy, I am so proud of you. I knew all the time you could do it. I love you, mom

Rizza said...

wow amy! i am soo proud of you! you look great! keep it up! i hope everything else in life is well!

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Brittany said...

You look great Amy!! Way to go!!

The Carters said...

You look awesome!!! I am really trying to get myself to eat better in hopes to start loosing weight. You are a great inspiration. You look amazing. Congrats on all your hard work!

Heather said...

You look amazing and congratulations! I gained 30+ pounds on infertlity meds (plus depression and other health problems along with it) too and it feels SO GOOD to have it GONE! GOOD BYE!!!!! :) I am proud of you- that is so awesome and you should be SO PROUD!!

aLiCia* said...

congrats! you look awesome! where did you find the motivation?

Hilary Surratt said...

you go girl! You look amazing!!! I need to follow your routine and get to running again! thanks for you r inspiration!

Megan said...

You look great! You are such an inspiration. I am struggling with my weight right now because I know if it gets worse then I will have a harder time losing it. I have a goal of 20 pounds before my wedding in October. I hope I can do it.

erin said...

You are doing a great job, I too am on a weight loss journey! I love your blog and follow it everyday! Keep up the good work!

http://erin-recgirl.blogspot.com/

Bernice said...

You are a true inspiration!
You look Great!

Hilary Lane said...

You look so great!

Allyson said...

Congrats on the weight loss! You look fantastic!

Ashley Snell said...

You look great and are an inspiration!

Ashley said...

You look great!

Indy said...

Great job Amy!

Cary Dale Taylor said...

You look amazing!!!! I'm inspired.