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  • My first novel started with a mole. Yes, a MOLE - a freckle, a birthmark, whatever you want to call it.
  • I was at the pool with my daughter getting ignored by our swim instructor when a lifeguard with a particularly ripped abdomen walked by. He stopped to flirt with one of the female lifeguards and my eyes flew directly to an adorable mole on the top can of his six-pack.
  • "How cute!" I thought (among other things). "He looks like a character in a romance novel!"
  • So I went home and started writing fiction for the first time. That was over a year ago and I still haven't been able to stop. GRAVY is the story of a suburban housewife who wants another baby, but gets a man with a mole instead.
  • GRAVY is now available on Kindle and Nook!

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August 08, 2012

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carrie

Beautiful... I'm still waiting for MY after pic, but I'm getting there. You look amazing. And also, I think I have those same earrings.

Lori

Today I'm six months (26 weeks) out from my RNY. Including pre-op weight loss, I'm down 88 pounds. My highest weight was 331 on 8/31 of last year. I wore a 26/28 (24 if it was stretchy, and I owned practically nothing that wasn't stretchy!), and now I'm in a size 18/20 (16 if it's stretchy, hee!). I'm down 60 pounds from surgery, which obviously averages 10 pounds a month. There is no WAY I would ever have been able to do this without the surgery. I'm with you (as you well know)--it's one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm happier and healthier than I've been in 20 years. Even with the difficulties that have come along with it, I haven't regretted it for a second. (The most important thing is the surgeon. GET A GOOD SURGEON!) Amanda, you give me hope that someday I'll meet my goal of leaving the Fat Girls' Club. So proud of you!

Alison

You look great, Amanda!

jules

You look fantastic and, of course, those WLS blog posts are how I found you in the first place!

L

You look amazing! Oh how I covet your gorgeous and sexy hourglass figure. Your waist! Enjoy.

Sara

Glad you found something that worked for you. As you know, I've chosen a different route (working out and changing my eating habits). I have lost just shy of 90 pounds (taking me from a size 24 to a size 10), but more importantly, thanks to the working out, I've lost 60% of my body fat. The other thing I have this time around that I didn't have before is a personal trainer helping me deal with the mental aspects of weight loss. I think that's one of two things missing from your post - one, there should be some exercising going on as well; and two, you need to deal with the mental issues that are going on. Otherwise you run the risk of gaining back all that which you have just taken off (even with surgeries, people do pop things inside by overeating because they didn't deal with the emotional issues). I'm not trying to freak anyone out here, just making sure it's not all just a bed of roses, because I've lost and gained and lost before, and I don't want to have anyone go through that unnecessarily.

Georgia

You look fabulous, Amanda!

Liss

Pretty sure she's in therapy for the mental issues you talk about, Sara. Amanda, I am dumbfounded that the BMI would still call you overweight. I really think there is something wrong with that. You look healthy, and THIN!

Monica

You look great! Keep doing whatever you need to do to feel good.

B

You clearly don't look like you need to lose any more weight, regardless of what BMI shit says. It tells me I am hovering on average but I know I'm in shape/healthy. BMI is lame. Scales are stupid and not a great gauge for everyone.

You look great! I mean it. But shit, as someone who has had an eating disorder for years and years, (and always working on it - I swear that mindset doesn't go away unless you've got the brain power of a freaking beast) I can't help but be a little concerned!

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