amandah24's slim down

So many of you girls are posting your weight loss goals and progess on here in order to keep motivated. It's late, and I'm really joansing for a chocolate swiss roll right now, but instead of giving in - I'm going to do the same. So here we go:

Last Monday (9/14), I weighed myself at 158. Now, I'm not comparing myself to anyone or anything because some people could be very happy with that weight. Myself, I feel disgusted. Just 3 years ago, I was 116 and very happy with that.

I started a 30-day diet from www.50millionpoundchallenge.com and so far, I'm doing well with not giving up. I weighed myself today and was happy to see 155. I know I'm not going to lose a consistent 3 pounds per week, but it did get my ambition up to keep going.

I went to try my dress on today, knowing it was probably not going to fit because I've gained quite a bit of weight since I went the first time in May, and saw that I need to lose at least 20 pounds for it to even close correctly. It sucks, but gives me what I need to keep up with this.

My goals: to get down to 130 by July (our wedding month). If I make it there before July, I'm going to keep going, but not go below 120. That would be ideal for me. I'm more on the short side, and that would make me feel amazing to fit comfortably back into my size 5 jeans and size 4 skirts.

I've given up Burger King until after our wedding, and after this weekend (we have plans to go out for my birthday), I think I'm going to take another huge step and give up alcohol until then too. A lot of my weight was put on after I turned 21.

Annnnd - here are some pictures of how I used to look and how I look now.

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Prom 2005

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Prom 2006 - I miss this.

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June 2008 - There's no way I'd fit in this dress now

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May 2009 - I'd be okay with this even.

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155 - today. boo. I felt huge.

I'm going to post on here every week. I guess we'll be going with Tuesday night/Wednesday morning - as long as I remember. I hope I have something less than 155 to tell you next week!

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm
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I LOVE these threads!  Talk about accountability :)


You're going to do GREAT GREAT GREAT, I know it!  You can totally get to 130 by July.


My wedding was in July, and in January I was 158.  I walked down the aisle at 132 and know I could have lost more if I tried - you can TOTALLY do it because you have even more time than I did! 


Why not give up Burger Kind period?  Don't go back to it after the wedding, because once you're happy with your weight you might want to stay there :)


Keep checking in, we love to see your successes!  If you're feeling like you want to eat something really really bad, check with us first and we'll set you straight :)


That said, don't limit yourself.  A cookie here or there is ok, just in moderation like everything else.


Good luck!

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:39 am
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thanks MountainBride =)

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 4:44 am
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Amanda! You can TOTATLLY DO THIS! You have all the time in the world at this point and an extremely realistic goal. I went to that website the other day too, but got distracted before I could put in my info and totally forgot about it til now. LOL I hope it works for you to get onto the right track.


I soooo kwim about the alcohol calories. Uggh! I don't think you have to give up alcohol completely until the wedding to meet your goal. Saying things like "until after the wedding" has "yoyo diet" written alll over it to me and since I have BEEN THERE (more than once) I would hate to see you lose all the weight you want and then some only to gain all of that weight back and then some after the wedding. Keep the alcohol, keep the burger king, but in moderation. If you eat and drink smaller portions (maybe just order a kids meal at Burger king with a diet coke instead of a full meal) and move more you will lose weight the all-or-nothing diet will bite you in the butt every time. 


You can do it!

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm
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Go Amanda!  I'm going to add your -3lbs to our tally thread as soon as I finish my post.


I agree with TPB in that you shouldn't, if possible, "outlaw" any foods (especially those you LOVE) because that can encourage binging and it's not really sustainable for maintenance after you've reached your goal.  


However, some people have to avoid their trigger foods because they're such a slippery slope.  So you should do what you think is best for you! 


I will say this, when you outlaw something you can eventually lose the taste for it.  I can't eat greasy/fast food burgers now - they just make me feel sick. They used to be a huge part of my diet and I can't stand them anymore.   So you can totally make it work in your favor, depending on what you're trying to give up.

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 8:32 am
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That is such a realistic goal. You can do it!! I plan to be losing right along side of you as well over the next few months.

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

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