Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The one where I embarrass myself...

Ahhh...this is an exciting, but an embarrassing one. I hopped on the scale this morning and it read 143!

That means 40 lbs down!

With 40 lbs I have lost 8" off my waist, 8" off my hips, , 2.25" off my arms, 1" off my neck, 5" off my chest (my husband still cries over this), and 3" off my thigh..for a total of over 30"...I wish I had measured my calves at the beginning, but oh well!

I have lost 3 pants sizes...

I tried on the same pants I was wearing in January...the ones I had to go out and buy because nothing else fit, and when I saw the size, I cried and realized that it. was. time. Time to lose the extra weight for good! I lost a bit in January, and put most of it back wasn't until April that I really got my head in the game.

I decided to video myself in my "18s" today..this is an embarrassing one, but it shows what 40 lbs gone on my 5'3" frame looks like. Keep in mind, this is first thing in the morning before I showered or did my hair/make up..and those lips desperately need some chapstick!

And since I've already embarrassed myself enough with that little video (thank goodness there's only about 20 of you that read this!!) Here's something to embarrass me even more. First of all, this is just a bad picture to begin with. The sun was making me squinty, but this is a very true and accurate, never before seen (except by the photographer) picture of what I looked like last year. When we took family picture last October, I very carefully picked ones that hid my bulk with a kid. Enough talking, but seeing this picture made me..and still makes me want to cry!

Ack! Awful, awful, awful!! The whole pose and everything is just awkward here, but the most awkward thing would be that i look 8 months pregnant, when I am in fact about 8 months post baby. My arm is the size of my face, rolls down my get the picture. AWFUL. I've had a lot of people say, I can't  believe you were a size 18...or 183 lbs, you just didn't look that big...well they obviously didn't see this picture. Trust me, I was there. It was gross, and something needed to be done about it. Good thing something IS being done about it!!

Here is a picture of me 40 lbs lighter...

Awhhhh..Much better. No rolls, my arms don't look like they are going to take over my body and I can look at this picture without cringing. I still have a ways to go, but I have a feeling I won't look back at this picture and cringe someday.

18 more lbs to go!


  1. Wow! You look SO AMAZING! I am dreading working out this morning, but I WILL DO IT after seeing this post. We all need reminders that it's worth it!

  2. Amy, you look SO GOOD! Your hard work is definitely paying off and i'm so proud of you for sticking with it. Seriously, you're an inspiration. Hopefully I can be as motivated as you after i have this baby. I love this blog!

  3. Wow, look what you've done!! I am soo jealous that you are in size 10's, LOL. I want my size 10's! Great great job, Amy. Very inspring. :)

  4. WAY TO GO AMY!!! You look amazing =) so proud of you!! Love, Amber <3

  5. awesome!! you look fantastic! you look like a dif. person!