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The road to loosing 150 pounds was long but I'm there and good bye to 306 lbs and hello to a healthy new Mommy weighing 163lbs post op 8 days. Will update each week with weight. Lipo was 3500cc which is 10 pounds and skin taken from belly was 5-7 pounds! Keep it coming off!


I'm a Beauty Enhancement Awards Contestant!


This album is an official submission to the Beauty Enhancement Awards. (Read more about it.)


I'm competing in the following categories:
Best Female Massive Weight Loss Makeover


My Personal Statement:
My long journey begain summer of 2003. I delivered my 2nd baby January 28th 2003 topping the scales at 306lbs. Being that heavy made being happy nearly impossible. I had a 15 month baby girl and a newborn and had little time to care for myself. The initial baby weight loss 6 weeks later was 19 pounds meaning I still weighed 287 lbs which was a far cry from my 1st pregnancy pre weight of 180 lbs. How could I let this happen was my constant question to myself. I did multiiple diets throughout the next 2 1/2 years. I mean you name it I tried it. I was able to get down to around 220 lbs by the summer of 2005. I decided that these Yo Yo diets were just NOT for me and if I ever wanted all the weight gone then it was time for me to make a "Life Change". That meant eating healthy and working out must be a constant in my life. So, September first I did just that. I joined the gym with my very best friend from 3rd grade and vowed to go 3-4 times a week. My lord it was hard at first. I probably lost 5-7 pounds during the first two weeks but then it would slow down. While working full time...taking care of two small children...and everything else involved with life I managed to stick with it. Sure I had ups and downs especially when that scale just would NOT budge. Finally in March of 2006, I made a promise to myself that I would start my 30's out with a "Bang"! I would be totally transformed by then. My promise to myself was that if I lost all the weight that I would treat myself to a Tummy tuck. Well let me tell you I was a woman on a mission. Nothing was going to get in my way! In March I was 190 lbs.....by June I was 170 lbs and happy with that weight bein 5'8 tall. I loved what I saw with clothes on but underneath was a "Train Wreck". I was shy and never in the mood to have "relations"!!!! My poor husband was a real trooper and basically learned to please me with closing his eyes! The lights could NOT be on and I was NEVER ever fully naked. I promised him that after my surgery I would prance in the nude for him! Update: I do that with bright lights on now! I chose my doctor after several consults with multiple surgeons. Dr. Chiaramonte came highly recommended and he had this technique which he pioneered that intrigued me. I received Abdominoplasty "The Bella Technique" which you can find on his website www.bellaplasticsurgery.com. His technique includes Liposuction of the Abs, Flanks and Hips. The contour he gave me is absolutely fantastic. I couldn't be happier. I will say that this has been a long and wonderful journey. But it doesn't end here. As I stated previously this was a Life Change for me and I will continue to keep up my 6 day a week workouts and healthy eating habits. I've learned to spice it up a bit and not just run on the treadmil every day. I take Spinning, Kick Boxing, Urban Dance, and my all time favorite Hip Hop classes! In order to keep it up make sure you are NOT bored!!!!! I feel like I am a sucess. I'm not going to lie that I don't still critisize my body. I'm a woman and I'm sure I always will be hard on myself. There is a roll here or a roll there but the main this is I am NOT nor with I ever be again 306 lbs. I went from 306 lbs to 164 lbs...started at a size 24W and currently a 10. Besides my beautiful children this is my biggest accomplishment! So, that is my story! If I have inspired just one with this story that thrills me! Good luck to all the contestants. You are ALL beautiful in and out.

Good Luck,



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    Comments (4)
    TheParkers1026From: TheParkers1026 | 2008-09-22 12:40:58

    You look amazing! I am getting the Bella Body Lift on Oct 3, and I am so excited!
    *Yusi*From: *Yusi* | 2008-07-10 18:00:53

    You are absolutely beautiful and your album is amazing, thank you for sharing it with all of us, I hope to follow in your footsteps... Keep up the amazing work.
    Vickil314From: Vickil314 | 2008-02-29 23:16:24

    I am 12 day po and am thrilled with my result so far. If I look as fantastic as you will be absolutely thrilled
    lesley225From: lesley225 | 2007-03-29 18:26:14

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    Member Details

    Username: bayndev
    First Name: Amanda
    Location: MD, United States
    Gender: F
    Age: 43
    Height: 5'8"
    Ethnicity: Caucasian

    Procedure Details

    Date of Procedure: 10-23-2006
    Results: 5 (Thrilled)
    Weight: 169 lbs
    Doctor Name: Dr. Chiramonte My Profile
    City of Procedure: Abdominoplasty / Lipo
    Sate of Procedure: MD
    Country: United States

    Liposuction, Alternative Lipo Treatments:
    Body Area: Hips
    Liposuction Type: Laser Assisted Liposuction
    Volume Removed (cc): 3501-4000

    Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
    Pre-Op Dress Size: 10
    Post-Op Dress Size: 8
    Tummy Tuck Type: Full Tummy Tuck

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