New Column – Roller Coaster of Chub – Meet Amanda Wilson
I’m Amanda Wilson, age 34 (yikes, it took me this long), mother of 2 sons that happen to be on the Autism spectrum, married for 16 years to my high school sweetheart. I’ve been a yo-yo dieter since puberty. 22 years experience in the battle of the bulge under my belt, and over at times if you count the muffin top.
I started a program in January 2009 that finally worked for me. When my size 14 clothes got snug, and I didn’t want to go out in public due to being self-conscious, it was my breaking point. I had been as big as a size 18 before, 225 pounds at my heaviest when pregnant. I had no excuse anymore, and at 170 pounds, I just felt awful.
It took me 7 months to drop the weight, and I’m still going strong. I’ve lost 50 pounds and gotten down to a size 2. It’s not always easy…there’s temptation around every corner. I never thought I could do it and keep it up for this long. I’m looking forward to sharing the details of this journey with you, and the bits of wisdom I’ve gathered along the way. It has shown me that change is possible to achieve and hold on to, and believing in yourself is priceless. I’ve come a long way baby, and I hope you’ll join me.
These pictures are of Amanda Wilson and Ange Alex not quite two years ago:
Here they are as of July 2010
Note from Ange Alex: Amanda is such an inspiration. I hope you will all join in reading her journey and free yourself from the Roller Coaster of Chub! She will inspire you and help you, so feel free to reach out and leave comments for Amanda to answer…. Go Amanda!