My Story

Approximately 98% of people born in North America today have a very similar start in life, meaning we are born weighing close to 7lb.  Deb Amia entered the world at 5lb. 7oz.  She was an active child, but yo-yo dieting begun in her teens had her tipping the scales at 430 lbs. in 2009 at age 55.
While living a fairly functional life on the outside, just simple things most people take for granted, like using a public restroom or crossing the street, were heartbreaking challenges that could fill her eyes with tears and her heart with shame.

Between 2009 and 2011, Deb released 250 lbs. of excess weight, but like others before her, she had allowed some of that weight to creep back on over the years as she returned to “normal” life.

NO MORE DIETS!  Deb has thrown out her scale. She’s learned that how you feel is vastly more important than how much you weigh and Deb is on a quest to find a way of eating and living that satisfies her soul.

Join Deb as you learn and heal together…


Hello!  My name is Deb Amia.

I am a 63 year old mother of 2, grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 7 and counting.

The pictures below were taken in early 2009 when I was at my peak weight of 430.6 lbs. Between 2009 and 2011, I shed 250lb through healthy eating and exercise.  I thought I had all the answers, but I still had a lot to learn…

I hope my story can inspire you to begin making your own healthy changes.  I am living proof that “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up!” ~George A. Custer

Join me in my continuing search for a healthy lifestyle.  I would love to hear from you and share in your successes!

To your health, Deb



Deb Amia is a seeker of healthy living and also a line editor, proof-reader and motivational speaker.
Deb is an alumni of Erikson College’s Coaching Program as well as Baron Mastery’s Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership where she was honoured to receive the 2012 President’s Excellence Award for consistently demonstrating outstanding leadership.
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