Before: 298.5
This morning: 283.6 (close enough, darnit)

Y’all. 15 lbs. is the most weight I’ve lost since trying to lose weight for the wedding. I know 15 lbs. isn’t a lot when you have 105 more to lose, but to me, I no longer have 120 lbs. to lose. I have 105 lbs. to lose, and that’s exciting stuff to me!

Back at my highest weight, my husband took “before” pics of me. I wanted to curiously take a picture of myself today to compare, and whoa…there’s results y’all.

To note: both of these are XL shirts and 18/20 workout pants at Lane Bryant. I’m not sucking in for either one, I swear.

5% down

In the before, my XL shirt was super tight. I would be embarrassed to wear an XL unless I or my H pulled my shirt to stretch it out. Now, it’s getting loose, and no longer riding up because it is too tight to wear. (Sorry XL shirts for the months of torture.)

You guys, I know this isn’t much weight, but look at the difference. I didn’t take my before measurements until last week (stupid, I know), so right now, this is what is driving me to that 10% of your weight lost. The benefits of losing just 10% of your weight is completely worth it. Google what losing 10% does, y’all. You’ll see.

So, since I reached my first goal, it’s time for a pedicure. YAY! I can’t wait to make that appointment. :-)



  1. I don’t think I’ve ever commented before – I’m a notorious lurker – but I wanted to check in and cheer for your and give you an internet high-five!

    • Thanks so much for reading! I tend to lurk on blogs too, because I always forget to comment (oops!). Thanks for the high-five, too!

  2. SO proud of you! 15 pounds is a GIGANTIC accomplishment!

  3. Good for YOU!!! That is so awesome! I know when I did weight watchers years ago, they would say 1 pound is a box of butter and 10 pounds is a sack of potatoes. Go pick up a sack of potatoes and 5 boxes of butter….you lost that!!! Woot! You’re motivating me to do better.

    • Thanks Bridget! I love that they use potatoes and butter as a weight comparison. 😛 (yum food!) I really need to think of it that way…that makes it seem like so much more!

  4. Lindsey d. says:

    Good job! The first time you really notice the impact is so huge! And it just gets better. I lost 65 lbs in 2010/11. It is so worth the work!

  5. Congrats! I finally lost a total of 10 lbs since I actively started losing weight and I’m excited to lose more. I don’t think I’ve ever commented either, but I know it feels good to be recognized for your hard work!

  6. Congrats Amy! You can definitely see the difference in the way the shirt fits! Major progress – keep it up!

  7. Congratulations!! Even five lbs is an accomplishment, 15 is amazing! Enjoy your pedicure! I can’t wait to see you reach your next goal!

  8. So great! 15 lbs is a huge deal, even if you have a lot further to go. One day and one pound and one meal at a time!

  9. I am so proud of you- congratulations!! You are such an inspiration, and I love that you have a great outlook on your progress. Keep at it!!

  10. You look great, I can see the results and it’s only going to get better and better. You are an inspiration I cannot wait to have this baby and start right along with you.

  11. OMG great job! SUCH an inspiration!

    Is this all from exercising or has your diet changed as well?

  12. I don’t know if I’ve ever commented before, but I just wanted to give you major kudos! I’m a medical resident in the primary care field and I would be ecstatic if all my patients were as motivated and in charge of their own health as you are! You are making such great changes for yourself, even more than you know :)

  13. WOW! You look great! BIG difference!

    I’m one of those self conscious people too. My best advice is to go. But to help ease some worry, go when they first open, or about an hour before they close. Less people!

  14. yay!!! so proud of you! you can do this!!

  15. YAY! Congrats girl – you’re on your way! And I hope you enjoy your pedicure…those are the best…

  16. This is so darn awesome! Congrats to you girly!!!

  17. Awesome job!! Enjoy that pedicure! You deserve it.


  1. […] If you’re wondering about progress, as of this morning, I’m 2 lbs. away from 10%. I’ve never gotten this far before. Even for the wedding, I lost 24 lbs., and now that I’ve surpassed that number, I’m driven even more than ever to reach my goal weight. Once I hit 10%, I’ll do another progress picture post. […]

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