Friday, September 5, 2014

Fitness Friday: One Year Ago

I am linking up with Aubrey from ALG, Uninterrupted for Fitness Friday and taking a look back to one year ago when I started my weight loss journey.

One year ago I was a depressed frail woman.

One year ago I weighed 344.8lbs and had to buy my first pair of size 28 pants.

One year ago I was so uncomfortable in my own skin and was consumed with self-hate.

One year I go I said enough was enough and did something about it.

One year ago I set out to become the woman I wanted to be.

Today I am confident.

Today I am happy.

Today I love me.

In one year I have lost 39.5 lbs but more importantly in one year I have found myself.  I know who I am and who I want to become.  I smile back at the woman in the mirror because she is beautiful, smart, and kind regardless of the number on the scale or the size of her pants.    In one year I have found my self-worth and know the value I add to the world.

What a difference one year makes.

Left - 8/31/13, 344.8 lbs/Right - 9/4/14, 305.3 lbs

From a size 28... a size 22.

Imagine the difference one year from now. 


  1. Amanda, as I take a break at my desk from paperwork I already can't help but smile just from your pictures! Do you know the first thing I notice, the very first difference between your then and now? your SMILE! Which makes me smile! Then I go on to read your post and get teary eyed! You are amazing! I am so happy that you are HAPPY!
    Oh, ps Love your new layout ;)

    1. Ashle thank you so much. I agree the smile is a big difference. I remember taking that before picture last year and I didn't feel right smiling because I was so unhappy.

  2. You look amazing! Look at what you've accomplished! I can't wait to see what the next year will bring for you!

  3. Hi, I am visiting from the link up. Congratulations on the weight loss and your positive outlook! You are doing a great job...keep up the good work!

  4. I love this! You look so good. I can't wait to see what you and I both look like a year from now!

  5. YAY! I'm so happy for you Amanda! You're doing great and I can't wait to watch you continue on!

    Aubrey Leigh

  6. Congratulations, Amazing Amanda! Your beauty and confidence really shine through in your after photo.