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Saturday, February 13, 2010

After the storm...

This is one of my hardest post to write. With all the good we do, comes all the bad..... why is it that there always comes a storm when you least expect it. Think about that, your outside driving along, or maybe walking or working, when all the sudden you see that the sun is no longer and is hidden behind clouds. You try to get inside as quick as you can, not wanting to get wet! Then you sit inside praying for the best, waiting it out. Then as you as watching the rain you notice many things the lighting, thunder, and the hard rain drops! You perpare for the worse thinking that no matter what you have done all that you can. So you sit back and enjoy the show, or the ride.... That is how my life have been a hard rain storm. Thunder, lighting, hail, big drops of rain, always hitting me and knocking me down making me take cover and head in the safety of my home! Well not any more!!!!!!!!!! I am now taking control of my life! You see this little boy right here
Now when I see a bad storm coming I am honestly not scared anymore. I am ready to face whatever may be lieing in wait for me. Some people may say I am crazy, but honestly I say I am not! Because what happenes after a hard storm or rain? But a rainbow! My son and husband are my rainbow. Everyday my hubby ask me, baby have you worked out today? He wants to make sure I am doing all I can to become heathy! What a great man. Now now to the wonderful news I have been waiting to say I have made a goal of mine! I started mamavation at 233lbs, I am now at 210lbs!!!!!! I have lost 23lbs and two pants sizes! my goal was to just get to under 200 and I am only 10lbs from it! So I have set a new goal and that is to be at my prewedding weight the weight I was when I meet my hubby in college that was 175, I know I can get there. Thank you so much Leah, Pete Cohen, and all your Mamavation moms who give me support every day to lose this weight. With you I know I can and will keep loseing weight!
heres a picture of me after a storm!!!! 

24 comments:

Katie aka Sailors Princess said...

congrats on such great weight loss. My husband is a good encourager for me too. Keep up the great work, you can do it.

Tina said...

omg, congrats congrats
that is awesome!! wow, i am in awe of you. keep it up.
you can do it!!

see you at the show tomorrow night xoxoxo

bookieboo said...

You are so adorable! And yes, you are exactly right. When my first son was born I was struggling very hard. I was caring for my father who was in the last stages of cancer. He passed away and I thought my world was coming to an end. What I did instead was concentrate on things that brought sanity, warmth, and positive things to my life...and today I am 170 lbs. lighter. Things happen for a reason. Sometimes through our hardships, we discover our true strengths and find ways to bring light to the darkness.

I heart you! Congrats on the weight loss!! XXOO

MOMMY-MOMO said...

oh my gosh... I'm beyond proud and excited for you!!! way to go on the weight loss!!!! Great goal. you can totally do it!!! Keep it up girl! :)

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

Amanda, you're doing amazing! You're working so hard and are so encouraging. I'm realy happy to have met you through mamavation because your kind words have helped me fight through my storms (hubby's travels). Thank you so much for being a friend and congrats on all of your weigh loss! We have the same goal - to make it to our Wedding weight! I know that we will both get there!! Keep up your aweseom spirit!

Ethridge Fam said...

congrats, you are doing awesome. i love reading your posts they make me happy and posative. Keep it up. you are motivating more people than just your self and more than you realize

Sara A Broers said...

Awesome~ Only you can make things happen- and you are making them happen! Your goals are obtainable and look at the rewards you are reaping. Keep working at your goals, you are doing it! Awesome post, you should be proud of yourself.

Jennifer said...

Am proud of your accomplishments, you have come so far. Keep up the awesome work!

Brittney said...

Wow! Good for you! I like to set smaller goals and then reset when I get there too. You are awesome!

Alisa said...

Good job Steve!

Iva said...

That is wonderful news! And what a fantastic husband you have!

kia said...

Holy guacamole! TWENTY THREE! Go Amanda... I look forward to seeing you on the road to the 170s!

TheBusyBabyMama said...

WHOA!!! CONGRATS!!! GOOD JOB~ I loved the pics<3

trulytrayce said...

Amanda you are doing amazing things!! Your success is inspiring and so is your beautiful spirit!! I'm so glad to be following your journey and KNOW you will get to your next goal!! xxoo

The Clews Crew said...

You are doing so great! Congratulations! And keep up the good work. I'm so happy for you!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wow!! Great job!! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when we reach those fantastic goals? I'm looking forward to getting down to my wedding weight, and beyond!

Keep up the good work!!

Kim said...

Holy crap! You are doing such a great job!!! *hugs* Keep it up!

Daenel said...

Way to go! I am so happy for you and proud of you. Keep up the good work with your weight loss. Make sure you post pics of the new you!

Mandy said...

Amanda, that is freaking fantastic! I'm so impressed! And I'm so glad that it is happening to such a wonderful person - you deserve all the blessing you get, as you give so many. I'm very happy to have met you in this journey, and your awesome loss will keep me going. Smooches!

Amber said...

Awesome job!!! You are doing great and it sounds like there are some inside changes along with the physical changes :-)

Triny Kay said...

congrats on the weight loss!!! keep it going!!!! jsut take it one day at a time. i'm finally back to the weight i was when we were back at Snow (well, i have 3 lbs more to go). i had to lose almost 60 lbs last year ( i still had some weight from when i had Brenna that i never lost and then i got huge with Ian) you are so awesome! keep up the good work...and remember....treat yourself every once in awhile or else you totally binge and lose all your progress. love ya tons!!!!

geargiveaways said...

There is definitely a rainbow after a storm - and it's the storms that determine who we become when the skies clear. You're doing an amazing job, congrats on all the weight lost - NEVER TO RETURN! Keep it up!

Colleen said...

I loved your post!!! You are doing so awesome...Congrats on the loss!!!!

Angela said...

All I can say is WOO HOO!!! A changed body, and changed attitude. You got it all to reach your ultimate goal!