Dieting

Woman's 88-Pound Weight Loss Captured in Amazing Video, Goes Viral

A woman, who identifies herself only as "Amanda," documented her weight loss from 222 pounds to 134 pounds in a series of pictures that were later turned into an amazing GIF.

A video (below) of the GIF shows how her entire body literally changes shape as she drops the weight.

Amanda lost 88 pounds in 2011 with a "Keto-Paleo hybrid" diet of eggs, fish, pork, beef, vegetables, nuts and "the occasional low-lactose dairy."  She consumed only about 1,200 to 1,300 calories a day.

The 26 year old says she did the weight loss with "virtually zero intentional exercise."

She took monthly pictures of her weight loss and posted them on her Reddit.com account, which another Reddit.com user turned into the GIF that has gone viral.

"I don't think I was actually prepared for the amount of emotional investment. People bare their souls when they want to take back their health," Amanda told ABC News (video below).

"In the early stages of taking progress pictures, I literally only took one photo of myself. I hated the way I looked," Amanda wrote on Reddit.com.

Her advice to others is: "Instead of dwelling on how difficult your entire journey is going to be, focus on making it through today."

Sources: ABC News and Reddit.com

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