Kara Cline: Lost 95 Lbs.
I have learned to eat the right foods on my own as I still order some of the Nutrisystem foods from their A la Carte menu. Now, Lacy is training for marathons. A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. Some of the people I work with picked on me. That is something I could easily do when I am done with my 2nd baby!
I would never have the patience to do all that!! All I had to do was copy and paste my recipe into the site, put in the number of servings it makes and it calculates everything! It told me exactly how many calories were in a serving- and having to put in the number of servings helped me know how much to put on my plate! And best of all, I could find it all at my regular grocery store Kroger or Publix. For a week I stuck to the whole calories a day thing.
I tracked my calories on SparkPeople. Seeing those results on the scale at the end of the week was enough encouragement for me to stick with it! The first, and probably most important thing- I switched to drinking only water.
Since June 1st, I have had nothing to drink but water. Honestly, this was probably the hardest thing I did. Now I absolutely hate, hate, hate taking pills. Especially those giant horse pills they call multi-vitamins. And especially every day! They taste like the sweet, chewy fruit snacks of my youth. My favorite is the sour gummies. And I can definitely tell- they have made a huge difference. I used to be really bad about getting busy during the day and forgetting to eat- and then eating all my calories at night.
And I still get to eat all the foods I enjoy. We spent a week at the beach this summer and I ate what I wanted. It was indulgent and delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Check out comments 23 and for some of my answers to your questions! If you enjoyed this post, follow us day-to-day on Instagram kevinandamanda! Tag your recipes and travels with kevinandamanda. We'd love to see what you're sharing! Darn girl…you are looking so good! Ive lost a total of 45 lbs just by making better food choices got another 45 before I get all excited…but good job!!!
You look so happy too!!! I am so inspired that you did this. I definitely need to get on a program and this seems easy enough. Can I start after the holidays?
You look really good! The writer says that sugar is our No 1 enemy, we are actually addicted to it. And she also says that counting calories is wrong. You can take a look at her site if you want: But, in order to make the first step, I gave up sweets until xmas. Though decision to make! What an awesome accomplishment!
Way to go, you look great. I just want to thank you for your tutorials. I have been able to personalize my blog thanks to your help. That is something I could easily do when I am done with my 2nd baby! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for your help, tips, and freebies. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I appreciate you posting this! It really does make it sound more simple. I really need to lose a few pounds 30 would be great!
Thanks for the inspiration!! Amanda, thank you for such a detailed description of what has made you successful! This is so do-able. And I have exactly 30 pounds to lose, as well! Congratulations, what a great story! This is the way I want to lose weight! Just eating regular food, in moderation and exercising! You should feel as proud as you look!!! Congratulations to you on the sweet success brought on by all of your hard work. You are an inspiration. I really want to lose weight too!
I appreciate the tips. I can definitely use them! I am also a long time reader. You and I have exchanged a few emails back and forth. I am ready to print your blog entry and hang it on my fridge. Can I ask you ONE question though? What are your thoughts on exercise? Did you exercise at all?
Thank you so much for sharing your story! It is very inspiring and encouraging! Huge congrats to you! You look amazing, as always! Amanda — I was one of those Jenny Craig girls. I lost 50 lbs in and promptly got pregnant with twins! However, I just could not justify the expense.
Your plan sounds absolutely doable and a great alternative to Jenny Craig. One thing I did learn while on the Jenny plan was to use vegetables when you need a snack. My favorite snack was carrots, celery and salsa! I did not really follow a regimented exercise program- I do have the dogs, so I take them outside to play, or go for walks and hikes- and I also have a stationary bike that I like to ride while watching TV.
She will kick your fanny! We also have Wii Fit love the yoga and hula hoop game! But I do credit the weight loss more to my diet changes rather than the exercise- cause I had been doing that all along! My ob-gyn even went so far as to say, you can spend an hour on the elliptical machine and burn enough calories to make up for a single serving bag of chips.
You look fantastic, by the way! Way to go Amanda! So enjoyed this blog. Blessings to you this Thanksgiving season! You look great and you have inspired me. I have gradually put on quite a bit of weight over the last few years. I have had a terrible time trying to lose it. I was going to a gym and working really hard, but losing very little.
I am going to try what you did. I need something that I can fit into my very crazy, busy life. What a blessing that you sent this out! Thanks so much for sharing. First off, I want to say congratulations! I think this is truly amazing! I am very glad you shared this. There was a lot that I actually learned from this blog post.
You look truly amazing! I am fortunately thin, but unfortunately not that healthy. This has inspired me to talk to my hubby as well and become more of a healthier couple: Thanks for sharing hon! I look forward to many more posts!
Thank you for the inspiration! I know it is all about diet and exercise but sometimes when those cravings hit, it is hard to remember. Thank you again — keep it up! 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! 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. Something is odd about her face- it is extremely stiff, square, large and full looking.
That should tell you something about Nutrisystem right there. I just want to say Marie is constantly on TV advertising that she lost 50 pounds and look at her wonderful shape.
She looks wonderful and I am glad for her. I saw her faint on dancing with the stars. However, she should own up to the fact that her shape is not by just diet. I lost 40 pounds and I have loose skin all over. She either has a great secret which she should share to shrink the skin or has had surgery to remove it.
I just feel she is not being totally honest. It is her business if she did but I feel she is misleading the truth about her wonderful look. It appears she has had her lips, breast, stomach, hips and facial implants, which I think looks ridiculous. She looks like a chipmunk. I hate seeing those commercials from nutri-system. That program did not do that for her. She looks great but it taks more work than she is admitting too. Celebrity Plastic Surgery 24 What the stars don't want you to know Comments alice woods says: February 6, at 8: In my opinion, I think it is very obvious that she has had plastic surgery, look at her lips.
April 18, at 7: August 28, at Less than 12 months later, she reached her goal. As for life as an in-demand model and social media influencer: The Wisconsin native also struggled with health issues.
In her early teens she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS and sleep apnea. Now down 84 lbs. As for her best advice to those struggling with their weight: Growing up, Kathleen Golding had always been overweight. She finally decided to make a change and turned to gastric bypass surgery, which she underwent in June Now, Golding says she is finally at peace with her body.
After a family hiking excursion proved too taxing for his lb. 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.