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My story is pretty typical. I've been overweight my entire life. My largest documented weight was 326lbs. After my divorce I lost 28lbs leaving me stalled at 298. I was ok with it, I wasn't gaining. I was maintaining that weight and I was just happy to be under 300lbs. That was at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014. In July of 2014 I met Brian. He is wonderful. We fell in love quickly and on 9/14/14 I found out I was pregnant. I had a good pregnancy and did really well with my weight gain, though in the end I started retaining massive amounts of water. When I went in for my C-section to deliver Xander I weighed 331lbs. I gained 33lbs total. By 11 days post partum I was already down 27lbs and by 6 weeks post partum I was down 43lbs which put me at 288lbs, 10lbs under pre-pregnancy weight. I wasn't eating, barely drinking and having a really hard time adjusting to have a newborn and 3 older children with behavior issues. I was also doing it 95% alone because Brian didn't live with me at the time. I'm pretty sure I was suffering from PPD but I didn't seek out any help or support. Fast forward nearly 9 months. I stepped on the scales for the first time Monday and just about lost my mind. I'd gained 22lbs putting me at 310.4. So here I am. I've never consistently dieted. It's never lasted for more than a month or two, however I have the support from Brian and a sweet co-worker/friend who is doing it with me.

Member Since: 6/6/2012

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My Goals:
275lbs- by 7/1/16
240lbs- by 12/1/16
205lbs- by 5/1/17

200lbs is my ultimate goal, though my healthy BMI is at 145lbs. I haven't weighed that since Elementary school. So I'll see how I feel at 200lbs to see if I keep going

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I'm eating only veggies, fruits, whole grains, chicken and fish. I've cut out all cokes, drinking water only. I've not incorporated exercise yet, but will once I get a treadmill at the end of this month.

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I'm Amanda, I'm 30, a mama to 4 kiddos, Aiden 10, Cadee almost 9, Brynna 7, and Xander 9 months. and I live in a tiny town in Arkansas. I work for an environmental company doing the accounts receivables and do photography on the side :)

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