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25 lbs lost! (pictures)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I have hit my 25 lbs lost mark! Well, actually, I am at 24.6 pounds lost, but I figure it's as close to exactly 25 pounds lost as I will get before I weigh in again. Anyway, I just had to take some comparison pictures because the red blouse I wore for our Christmas pictures actually swallows me now!! I can't believe it! In fact, when I wore it 2 weeks ago I thought I looked downright sloppy in it, but my DH said that I still looked fine and that the belt helped it not look so big.
So here are my progress pics:


Christmas 2011 weighing around 199. I may have actually weighed a pound or so more or less I didn't weigh myself at this time, because I didn't want to know. I weighed after the new year on the 4th, in fact, and that's when I said I had to change!

A close-up of the same picture. HORRIBLE!!

Today, September 23, 2012.

A close-up of the same pic. Look at the change in my face alone! Absolutely AMAZING what 25lbs can do for a person! LOL

And I had to include one more of me standing up:


Oh, by the way, that purple shirt is a shirt I bought back in 2009 when I first started Sparking and lost only 12lbs. I was hoping to reward myself with it then, but I got so discouraged when I couldn't lose anymore after 4 months of a plateau. I gave up and gained every bit of the weight back. So, the tags were still on the shirt when I decided to pull it out of the back of the closet and try it on. I couldn't believe it....it fit!!

~Amanda
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MONALISA112 11/2/2012 6:26AM

    Amanda,
You look wonderful! Keep it up.
And what lovely kids you have.

God bless / Lisa

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BERRY4 10/2/2012 11:57PM

    Way to keep on keepin' on! -- I think that being healthy goes from the inside out!
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I'm happy for you in doing the work and staying with it to make your goals.
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Enjoy every day you have with your family. They are God's special gifts to you.
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5WHITEROSES 9/24/2012 12:39PM

    You look great!

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ONEJD01 9/24/2012 10:27AM

    Keep up the good work! :)

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YENDUCHAKA 9/24/2012 9:40AM

    Congratulations on your successful comeback! You've done a wonderful job, and you look amazing!
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LOPEYP 9/24/2012 9:24AM

    Amanda-You look awesome! Great work!!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/24/2012 9:18AM

    You look amazing. Congrats on the loss!

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TATTER3 9/24/2012 6:37AM

    Yea for you!!! Love the blouses! You have good taste!

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DEBRA0818 9/24/2012 6:17AM

    Great going on your weight loss; it's a real testament to some consistent hard work and a great decision about your health. I have more than one thing in my closet with the tags on; hope to emulate you some day soon and be surprised by how well they fit.

Spark on!

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FENWAYGIRL18 9/23/2012 11:38PM

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Yes I see a huge difference in your face, keep up the good work! emoticon

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