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By Meghan Holohan

In 2009, Amanda Tysowski faced a lot of life changes. After buying her first house, she was in a car accident. During recovery, she couldn’t work. As her finances tightened and stress mounted, she turned to fast food to soothe herself.

“I fell into a slump,” the 31-year-old from Winnipeg, Canada, told TODAY, via email. “During a doctor’s appointment … I had weighed 270 pounds. The doctor lectured me on ‘morbid obesity’ but I was in denial.”

At her heaviest, Amanda Tysowski weighed 385 pounds. Her body hurt, she was unhappy and she could barely keep up with her toddler. diaryofashrinkingmommy/Instagram

At 5 feet 9 inches, Tysowski was always heavier than her friends by 20 or 30 pounds. But people told her she pulled it off so she didn’t worry about what she ate, and she never exercised. She enjoyed indulgent meals with several alcoholic beverages and continued gaining weight. When she got married in 2011, she was 330 pounds.

After having her first child in 2013, she weighed 385 pounds.

“My body was miserable. I was in pain every day,” Tysowski said. “As my daughter became more active, I really thought that this was the time I needed to do something about it.”