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I feel so good!!! I can do this. In a month she dropped almost 20 lbs. I cut out carbs, sweets, and calorie intakes. I wanted to get back to the woman my husband fell in love with.
Thanks for your help, tips, and freebies. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I appreciate you posting this! It really does make it sound more simple. I really need to lose a few pounds 30 would be great!
Thanks for the inspiration!! Amanda, thank you for such a detailed description of what has made you successful! This is so do-able. And I have exactly 30 pounds to lose, as well! Congratulations, what a great story! This is the way I want to lose weight!
Just eating regular food, in moderation and exercising! You should feel as proud as you look!!! Congratulations to you on the sweet success brought on by all of your hard work. You are an inspiration. I really want to lose weight too! I appreciate the tips. I can definitely use them! I am also a long time reader. You and I have exchanged a few emails back and forth. I am ready to print your blog entry and hang it on my fridge. Can I ask you ONE question though? What are your thoughts on exercise?
Did you exercise at all? Thank you so much for sharing your story! It is very inspiring and encouraging! Huge congrats to you! You look amazing, as always! Amanda — I was one of those Jenny Craig girls. I lost 50 lbs in and promptly got pregnant with twins! However, I just could not justify the expense.
Your plan sounds absolutely doable and a great alternative to Jenny Craig. One thing I did learn while on the Jenny plan was to use vegetables when you need a snack. My favorite snack was carrots, celery and salsa! I did not really follow a regimented exercise program- I do have the dogs, so I take them outside to play, or go for walks and hikes- and I also have a stationary bike that I like to ride while watching TV.
She will kick your fanny! We also have Wii Fit love the yoga and hula hoop game! But I do credit the weight loss more to my diet changes rather than the exercise- cause I had been doing that all along! My ob-gyn even went so far as to say, you can spend an hour on the elliptical machine and burn enough calories to make up for a single serving bag of chips. You look fantastic, by the way!
Way to go Amanda! So enjoyed this blog. Blessings to you this Thanksgiving season! You look great and you have inspired me. I have gradually put on quite a bit of weight over the last few years. I have had a terrible time trying to lose it. I was going to a gym and working really hard, but losing very little.
I am going to try what you did. I need something that I can fit into my very crazy, busy life. What a blessing that you sent this out! Thanks so much for sharing. First off, I want to say congratulations! I think this is truly amazing!
I am very glad you shared this. There was a lot that I actually learned from this blog post. You look truly amazing! I am fortunately thin, but unfortunately not that healthy. This has inspired me to talk to my hubby as well and become more of a healthier couple: Thanks for sharing hon! I look forward to many more posts!
Thank you for the inspiration! I know it is all about diet and exercise but sometimes when those cravings hit, it is hard to remember. Thank you again — keep it up! Way to go, you have inspired me to get motivated and get healthy!!! Thanks, Amanda… your blog never fails to amaze! Amanda, you are awesome! If I could even get down 5 lbs by Christmas, I would be thrilled!
Thanks for the inspiration Sister! Water intake…still working on that one. Heard it makes a HUGE difference though! That is great Amanda. I bet you crave the water now that is what happened to me. I did Weight Watchers and went from an 18 to a 2 was a 0 when I started dating my husband…guess that was a shocker for him — hee hee. Kept it off for over 7 years… I recently gained lbs. Amanda — you look wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. I may try to get back into that. It makes counting calories so much easier.
Thanks for the motivation! Keep up the great work! I think I just need to start paying attention to what I am doing and this made it so simple! I think it is something we all know — but just needed someone to remind us that it can be done!
You look so happy and healthy. I have some special days coming up early next year, and I have time to get on this before those arrive! We just LOVE you and all the creative spirit and energy you share with all of us! Lisa put this so well! Such a gracious hostess, even from afar. Oh my goodness you are looking fabulous!!! Hopefully he will come home to a svelte new wife!! Thank you for sharing this amazing and inspiring story!! Well, I have to say first off that this is incredibly inspirational.
Thank you for sharing this with us! I really do appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope to hear you post more about your journey? Amanada, I must say…. I lost my job a year or so ago and I am still unemployed!
I have been depressed, I have isolated myself, and as I said, I physically feel uncomfortable. I think everyone is different. Thank you for sharing!! That is very inspiring! I do wonder though, what did you drink before switching over to water entirely?
Thank you so much for sharing the details of your weight loss. It is so hard to do it on you own, but your specifics really create a light at the end of the tunnel. I am totally inspired!
I started something similar to this but I let it slip by. I stuck with it for about a week and a half and then just went back to my normal routine. Thank you for this. I am going to the store after work and I am buying those VitaCraves! I can give you my secret for weight loss. Oh, and when the second child comes along, see if you have time to eat for yourself! Plus, running after them too! You look awesome…way to go. Wow…you really motivated me! One question though, regarding your water intake…is it just straight-up water or do you mix it with Crystal Light or something?
I love my Diet Coke, but I am trying to switch to water…what worked for you in this area? Congrats to both of you on your weight loss. Thanks so much for your tips. You can never get too many tips on weight loss. So any tips you want to share would be great. Thanks again and Congrats: What a great, inspiring post!
I have cut out fast food for the past three months yay! That alone has helped, I think! I may have to try getting pre-made foods to try to help. We also eat a llot of fresh raw fruits and veg, and steamed when possible. First I want to say Congratulations!! I thought you looked just fine before, but now you look like an even better version of yourself! Second, this is my first post on your site and I really wanted to say thank you for posting how you have lost the weight.
So thank you again for generously sharing your success story, and you deserve to brag about it!! Congrats to you and your hubby! Choosing water over chemical-laden diet sodas was one of the best things you did. Just remember to not rely on prepackaged food as you trek on! Lots of processed ingredients. Sorry, the nurse in me took over my post!! Best wishes on maintaining your health! Thanks for the inspiration!!! I have your original problem. I exercise at the gym then go to water aerobics.
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! Though most people might not associate her name with the tabloids these days, Marie Osmond cosmetic surgery speculations still put in an appearance in both magazines as well as in gossip among her fans.
One of the more famous members of The Osmonds , a family that was also a band, Marie Osmond born Oct 13, has gained fame as a singer even though she never performed musically with the rest of her family.
Marie Osmond, once her country career ended in the s, has also been a doll designer as well as an actress who has been in film and on stage since the s. Well, that depends on your definition of plastic surgery. Marie Osmond does admit to having non invasive procedures like Botox, and skin peels, along with other, more maintenance inclined procedures.
Hardly the things that make up plastic surgery gone wrong horror stories. At 51 she seemed to believe that, no matter how much you exercise or the sort of shape you stay in, only plastic surgery can correct things like jowls or erase facial wrinkles.
But where is the proof? No matter what the speculation says, or if it comes from experts or amateurs that may be fans or detractors, Marie Osmond has not admitted to any invasive plastic surgery procedures to keep her looking young. However, some people have taken her statements about debating on getting more plastic surgery as a kind of admission of itself, which is some pretty circular logic.
Thus far it can be said that yes, Marie Osmond has undergone some plastic surgery treatments in her life that have kept her looking pretty good into her 50s. Saying that Marie Osmond has had a facelift, a browlift, a neck tightening or any other procedure falls squarely into Marie Osmond plastic surgery speculation until she either admits or denies. Look at her lips. She definitly had work done on her face. Not just her lips. She looks completely different from her previous photos.
Actually, pretty as she is, she looked prettier in her previous photos. It was worth it! If I could afford it I would love to have a few procedures to feel good about the way I look. Surgery or not, she is beautiful. I would do whatever it would take to improve my looks if I could afford it. She states Nutri system helped her lose weight! Really how come she stated she eats times a day but just a tiny bit!
Yes I wish I could she has always been beautiful and a personality to match. I wish I could do it. Because I would in a New York Minute. Lips, forehead even maybe cheek implants and her neck too. Are Mormons supposed to be so vain? She seems terribly so. I think she has had some work done, especially her lips. And another thing nurtisystem paid her to sell their product…But do you think they would help me or you?
She might have had lipo suction and maybe that is how she lost 50 pounds….. Whatever procedure s Marie has had, she looks great, imo. I have seen Marie Osmond twice in person in Las Vegas and she most definitely has had work done. Her eyes keep getting smaller and smaller. The more these celebrities get procedures done the worse that they look. I have seen a few in Newport Beach Ca. To each of her or his own. If Marie SO desires to want to look fake, plastic or worse….
I personally do not agree with what she looks like today. But this was HER choice…she has to live it now. But the more they look fake and plastic…the worse they are going to look like more when they do get or grow older. He is NOT Mormon…2.
He does drink alittle.. He has a girlfriend. You all may not believe to this above…but this is very true.. I work with him!! Ohh, no worries there is alot more that u all do not know about Donny Osmond.