Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fun With Fat

Hello readers and friends! It is Saturday here in Pensacola, Florida and I am having fun with fat. As you know, there is a fondness in my heart for my former fuller self pictures. I mean really, they can lift you up when you lose sight of your progress. And I wanted to share a few of them with you! This first one is Mardi Gras in 2008. Well before I had even thought about surgery. I am guessing I am a size 26 here and over 300 pounds. Probably very close to my heaviest. This one is from Home Depot...which by the way is where I met Tracey. I worked in Paint, and he worked in Electrical...and the rest is history! I know I have shared on here before that I came to Pensacola alone. I graduated from college and looked at a map and decided to move here. I had never been here and didn't know anyone! It was exciting and if I was a single gal, I would move again. There is something refreshing about new places, people, things and experiences. I was probably around 270 here? Maybe a little less. I lost about 40 pounds when I first met Tracey....and then gained almost 90!


This was just last January. We were in St. Louis bc we had to head back to Kansas for my grandpa's funeral and we took Tracey and my brothers girlfriend to the Arch. It was cooold. And I was well insulated! At my highest....327.


And this was a year ago. My parents had brought their boat down and it was chilly but I was going to get some sun! Gracious me!

And here are some more recent ones. This is me mashing some taters for Thanksgiving. Tracey bought me this cute apron because I make a mess when I create my masterpieces!

This is from last week at work. I love it when hair, make up and accesories all come together!







OoOH, and I have to share one last picture. It is "cold" down here in Pensacola for about 2 months. I donated my warm winter coat to charity a few months ago bc it was toooo big! And since then, I have been coatless. Seriously. Not even a thermal or fleece. So, Tracey bought me this "leather" jacket at Target yesterday to at least provide me with a little warmth. My pose here is called "the broke down ragdoll", and you are familiar with that term if you watch America's Next Top Model. I have also followed another rule of Tyra Banks modeling by "finding the light". I am also driving Tracey crazy bc whenever I have this jacket on, I have to do a catwalk down the runway...even if the runway is a parking lot, our front yard, etc. I've mastered taking the jacket off when I get to the end of said runway, flipping it over my shoulder, winking at the camera, and turning. I should get Tracey to video it! But for now...this is all I've gots!

27 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting your photos!! You are making amazing progress and look wonderful. I am loving the dress in the work pics, you have to tell me where you found that. I need that dress!! Congratulations on all of your success. Oh by the way,love the apron (I collect them!)

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  2. Love those pics! way to go on your progress!

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  3. What a difference and inspiration in fun with fat!! ;-) Hey you came to St Louis and didn't meet me in person?! Oh wait we weren't "band sisters" then! haha Thanks for sharing the pictures and look how far you have come!! Keep up the great job!!

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  4. In the words of Tyra Banks...girl, your looking so fierce with your broken down ragdoll pose! HA! Its so fun to look back at the old days im sure! I look at your progress and cant wait to be in your same shoes some day!! Love the pics!

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  5. I love, love, love the pictures of you in that gorgeous brown and white dress.. you look so hot, so streamlined and so damn sexy!!! Just amazing what a difference a year can make, Amy.. you just shock me with your brilliance!!

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  6. Absolutely fab pictures girl!!! And what a fab way to celebrate your fab success! Suck it up baby and bask in the glory cause you look AWESOME!!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing your pics - love the pics - you've inspired me to find the reason why I've done this again and explore the reality of what my life was like without the band rather than focus on where I feel I may not be heading with the band. You're a star!

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  7. You are looking dayum fine woman! u are truly gorgeous

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  8. LOVE IT!!! I always wanted to move away to somewhere I didn't know a single soul and just start out on my own. Life didn't take me in that direction but now that my kids are grown and I'm on my own again.... I still toy with the idea as the ultimate challenge to conquer.
    And a guy from Home Depot, to boot.
    Love your story!!!

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  9. Love your photo montage! You look amazing!!

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  10. I did not recognize you when I first got to your page. My brain said, "Why does Amy have a picture of a brunette on her blog, oh, maybe they're related?" And then I scrolled down. And it was you!

    You look amazing and you're a knockout! Keep it up!

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  11. Your weightloss pictures are amazing. I lived in Pensacola for a short time, I love that sugar sand!

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  12. You look fabulous!!! what a difference - I also take great joy in looking at my big pictures and (although I think my family are sick of me getting them out) I can't help but constantly sharing them with anyone who will look. :-)

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  13. I love the fact that you still "love" the old you. Not that you want to be that girl again, but that you are still the same inside and are so proud of what she has accomplished. I think that is so much better than hating our old self. Yay for you, lookin hot!

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  14. Just showed my hubby your pics...we both thing you are sooooooo pretty Amy! Nice hearing your VLOG too. XOXO

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  15. Awesome awesome awesome! Amazing really. WOW. Definite visual results there, chica. I should do this as well!

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  16. Ames-You look so amazing. I hope I have as great of results as you do. Keep up the hard work. I love the ANTM pose, I stay up all hours of the night watching that damn show. HeeHee! Um, you need to come back to st. louis and see me, but wait till April when its not 20 degrees again. Love you!

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  17. Love the pics!!!!! You look so good. You must be so proud of yourself

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  18. you look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Amy,

    I don't think I've ever commented on your blog, but I'm a lurker, but I just wanted to say that you look AMAZING! You rock that runway! I can't wait until I get to where you are right now!!

    -Vanessa

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  20. What an incredible difference! And, the new photos are just great -- you look beautiful! Also, I think you should call your potatoes your "mashterpiece"! :)

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  21. what i love is your cold weather jacket and flip flops!

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  22. Amy, as usual you make me laugh! I always enjoy reading your blog & look forward to new posts.

    My DH loves how much you have changed & if he lived near you, would definitely find you irresistible! Not that you would be interested in an almost 55 yr old fart!!

    But seriously, I love the dress on you!! You look so incredible in it! Tracy is a lucky man.

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  23. Love the dress....you look so beautiful, as usual! Thanks for inspiring us all!
    Sarah

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  24. What an absolute beauty you are- such natural beauty.

    I lack the words to explain your inspiration.

    AND, where did you get that dress!?!? I LOVE it!

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  25. AMYKINS YOU LOOK ABSOLUTLY FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so Beautiful!!! :o)

    What a change you have made! you are doing fantastic!!!!!

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  26. The new pictures are amazing! You look cute cooking and I love the apron. And that leather jacket is SEXYYYYYY! you go girl! I do tend to do the runway walk at any given opportunity as well, unless I'm wearin' scrubs!

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