Marie Osmond: Before and After Pictures?
You look truly amazing! That is great Amanda. I lost 50 lbs in and promptly got pregnant with twins! And I have exactly 30 pounds to lose, as well! After her third pregnancy and a divorce, Faith realized she needed to take control of her weight.
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It was a hard-hitting moment. He entered a transformation challenge for motivation. Peterson, now lbs. Her real turning point, though, was when she realized she could no longer fit in the desks at her college, and had to put her education on hold. She also began working out slowly, with short walks and swims. I can work anywhere. With a diet of six to eight chocolate bars a day, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, Perdue was lbs. Perdue signed up for Optavia, a packaged meal plan, and learned how to eat balanced meals of a protein and three servings of vegetables.
That along with minute walks helped her lose lbs. I still remember the day that the switch flipped for me — July 19, — and I decided I was done living like this. The Medina, Ohio, resident says until that point she was drinking five or more cans of soda a day, eating large quantities of food and stopping at the drive-thru daily.
Spurred into action, Rachow says she started small, first cutting out soda and only eating food she cooked at home. After I had lost lbs. I became fascinated by fitness and seeing what new things I could accomplish with my body. I do things that I never dreamed were possible like running races, lifting heavy weights, and completing a sprint triathlon.
A few weeks after his father-in-law was admitted to the hospital, Bauler, who weighed lbs. He first focused on exercising and eventually made changes to his diet, sticking to 1, calories a day and smaller portion sizes for one year. Now the year-old runs everyday and has completed endurance competitions like Ironman and Ragnar.
I like to join training groups and training clubs because of the friendships and accountability it creates. It would be easy for me to blow off a mile run at 5: After reaching her highest weight of lbs. Powell was overweight as a child, eating a diet full of processed foods and little water and vegetables. In college, Powell says she dramatically gained more weight. Powell joined her local YMCA, gradually increasing her workouts until she was going 4 to 5 days a week for 60 to 90 minutes.
She also changed her eating habits, replacing sugary sweets with fresh fruit and vegetables. Within the first six months she lost lbs. Cloutier, 36, always felt like an outsider growing up. She weighed lbs. After her first pregnancy with her daughter in , Cloutier hit lbs. As she worked to get back into a postpartum fitness routine, Cloutier discovered Zumba, and fell in love with group fitness classes.
Three weeks after her first class, she became a certified trainer, and started teaching classes. By , the demand had gotten so large that she opened her own fitness studio, and now runs it along with her full-time job.
Between her severe anxiety, depression and her weight — lbs. Then at age 26, Bolden was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, and learned she would have trouble conceiving a child.
And just a few years later, in Feb. Bolden started tracking everything she ate on MyFitnessPal, and took up swimming, hiking and weightlifting. After three and a half years, she lost lbs. She also started a fitness blog and Instagram , and even won a bodybuilding competition. She went from lbs. When her son was six months-old, the Richmond, Georgia resident became pregnant with her daughter and gained even more weight. I had trouble catching my breath; I had hip issues and a lot of body aches.
That excuse is now my motivation for everything I do. Weighing in at lbs. Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community. There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising. In , Samantha Call lost her father to heart disease. He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity.
In early , Call found success with Atkins. And after a year and a half got down to lbs. Call has maintained her weight loss for about seven years.
Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise. Says the Callis, Maine resident: Jason Cohen always struggled with his weight. At his highest, he hit nearly lbs. A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. At over lbs. She also continues to share her weight loss journey on Instagram. Along with her husband Myron, Hyman has now lost over lbs.
Hyman, who works out with a trainer 3 to 4 times per week, is now a finalist in her sixth Isabody Challenge. Although she was happy and confident in her body, Jovana Borojevic was shocked when she finally stepped on a scale.
The digital marketing strategist, now 24, immediately cut out starchy carbs, refined foods, sugar and most packaged food. In a month she dropped almost 20 lbs. Allie Ruby was determined to lose weight — and get her long-desired six-pack — after her poor college eating habits left her at lbs. She started weightlifting, which kept her in amazing shape but pushed her weight up again, this time with muscle instead of fat.
Seeing the numbers creep back up the scale caused self-doubt. Jobity was always fit growing up, but when she was mistreated in a relationship, she turned to food to cope. I just kind of tuned out of the world, and food became my everything. By , Jobity had hit her highest weight of lbs. Jobity decided to get healthy — mentally and physically. She started taking boot camp classes and sought counseling to deal with her emotional issues. What She Eats Now: Jobity cut out fried food and soda and eats a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein.
Her Best Weight Loss Tip: The mind is a powerful thing through the weight loss journey, more than anything else. A lot of weight loss is mental. Teeter had struggled with her weight her whole life, and found herself weighing over lbs. She began keeping a food diary and joined a gym.
Teeter made healthy swaps for junk food and keeps track of her macronutrient intake. The Spokane, Washington-based health and weight loss strategy coach stays active with running, hiking and gym sessions. After having her second child, she knew she wanted to make a change. Actually, pretty as she is, she looked prettier in her previous photos. It was worth it! If I could afford it I would love to have a few procedures to feel good about the way I look. Surgery or not, she is beautiful. I would do whatever it would take to improve my looks if I could afford it.
She states Nutri system helped her lose weight! Really how come she stated she eats times a day but just a tiny bit! Yes I wish I could she has always been beautiful and a personality to match. I wish I could do it. Because I would in a New York Minute. Lips, forehead even maybe cheek implants and her neck too.
Are Mormons supposed to be so vain? She seems terribly so. I think she has had some work done, especially her lips. And another thing nurtisystem paid her to sell their product…But do you think they would help me or you? She might have had lipo suction and maybe that is how she lost 50 pounds….. Whatever procedure s Marie has had, she looks great, imo. I have seen Marie Osmond twice in person in Las Vegas and she most definitely has had work done.
Her eyes keep getting smaller and smaller. The more these celebrities get procedures done the worse that they look. I have seen a few in Newport Beach Ca.
To each of her or his own. If Marie SO desires to want to look fake, plastic or worse…. I personally do not agree with what she looks like today.
But this was HER choice…she has to live it now. But the more they look fake and plastic…the worse they are going to look like more when they do get or grow older. He is NOT Mormon…2. He does drink alittle.. He has a girlfriend. You all may not believe to this above…but this is very true..
I work with him!! Ohh, no worries there is alot more that u all do not know about Donny Osmond. Way to go, you have inspired me to get motivated and get healthy!!!
Thanks, Amanda… your blog never fails to amaze! Amanda, you are awesome! If I could even get down 5 lbs by Christmas, I would be thrilled! Thanks for the inspiration Sister! Water intake…still working on that one. Heard it makes a HUGE difference though! That is great Amanda. I bet you crave the water now that is what happened to me. I did Weight Watchers and went from an 18 to a 2 was a 0 when I started dating my husband…guess that was a shocker for him — hee hee.
Kept it off for over 7 years… I recently gained lbs. Amanda — you look wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. I may try to get back into that.
It makes counting calories so much easier. Thanks for the motivation! Keep up the great work! I think I just need to start paying attention to what I am doing and this made it so simple! I think it is something we all know — but just needed someone to remind us that it can be done! You look so happy and healthy. I have some special days coming up early next year, and I have time to get on this before those arrive! We just LOVE you and all the creative spirit and energy you share with all of us!
Lisa put this so well! Such a gracious hostess, even from afar. Oh my goodness you are looking fabulous!!! Hopefully he will come home to a svelte new wife!! Thank you for sharing this amazing and inspiring story!!
Well, I have to say first off that this is incredibly inspirational. Thank you for sharing this with us! I really do appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope to hear you post more about your journey? Amanada, I must say…. I lost my job a year or so ago and I am still unemployed! I have been depressed, I have isolated myself, and as I said, I physically feel uncomfortable.
I think everyone is different. Thank you for sharing!! That is very inspiring! I do wonder though, what did you drink before switching over to water entirely? Thank you so much for sharing the details of your weight loss. It is so hard to do it on you own, but your specifics really create a light at the end of the tunnel. I am totally inspired! I started something similar to this but I let it slip by. I stuck with it for about a week and a half and then just went back to my normal routine.
Thank you for this. I am going to the store after work and I am buying those VitaCraves! I can give you my secret for weight loss.
Oh, and when the second child comes along, see if you have time to eat for yourself! Plus, running after them too!
You look awesome…way to go. Wow…you really motivated me! One question though, regarding your water intake…is it just straight-up water or do you mix it with Crystal Light or something? I love my Diet Coke, but I am trying to switch to water…what worked for you in this area? Congrats to both of you on your weight loss. Thanks so much for your tips. You can never get too many tips on weight loss. So any tips you want to share would be great. Thanks again and Congrats: What a great, inspiring post!
I have cut out fast food for the past three months yay! That alone has helped, I think! I may have to try getting pre-made foods to try to help. We also eat a llot of fresh raw fruits and veg, and steamed when possible. First I want to say Congratulations!! I thought you looked just fine before, but now you look like an even better version of yourself! Second, this is my first post on your site and I really wanted to say thank you for posting how you have lost the weight.
So thank you again for generously sharing your success story, and you deserve to brag about it!! Congrats to you and your hubby!
Choosing water over chemical-laden diet sodas was one of the best things you did. Just remember to not rely on prepackaged food as you trek on! Lots of processed ingredients. Sorry, the nurse in me took over my post!! Best wishes on maintaining your health! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
I have your original problem. I exercise at the gym then go to water aerobics. I feel better after exercising but no change in weight. Your method is worth a try. I will send you results. Congratulations on your success.
You look and feel great. I wish you would post some new recipes that helped you lose the weight! Ones that include amount of calories? It would be very helpful. Congrats on your weight loss!! I know the feeling that comes with seeing results on the scale. I have gained alot of my weight back simply bc of no motivation. I think this blog was just what I needed! And keep up the great work!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing your story! You both look great!
Congrats on your hard work and results. Thank you for posting this!! I also gave up everything to drink except water… i lost about 70 pounds in 2 months doing the exact same thing you did. Your post gave me the push I needed!! I have to get this weight off, I have to. All along I knew what to do, and happy to see someone else had the same results……..
I am so impressed with people who have the dedication to make it work, Thanks for sharing your story. PS I still think you looked good before!
This is a fabulous post Amanda. I have really enjoyed reading it. Not at all preachy like some weightloss stories can be: I am feeling inspired to make some changes — I have 10 years of happily married, 2 kids and love to eat my own cooking weight to shift LOL. I love the Vita Craves too — but at Wal-Mart they have generic ones that are much cheaper and taste even yummier so just in case you want to try those out…I think that they taste better than regular gummi bears!
Hey You look great! I noticed, esp in the last post with your family pics that both you and Kevin were looking thinner! The good and bad of publishing self pics! I think your exercise played a role too. I exercise in spurts so my weight and size fluctuates throughout the year. Like others have said, that sugar is my downfall. I need to find some fun, active things to do to keep ME motivated. Reading your post has inspired me. I just think that a lot of women see things like this and wish they could be a size 4 or 2 or whatever.