Georgia woman loses 400 pounds in 2 years after near-death experience

Amanda Johnson has lost 400 pounds in two years in her journey to get healthy. (WMAZ)
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WMAZ) — Amanda Johnson began gaining weight at the age of three.

"I have no desire to be skinny, I just want to be healthy, so that's my goal," she said.

She says her weight has been a constant battle ever since.

"Food was my comfort. We moved a lot, so food was always there. That was what my go-to was to make me feel better," Johnson said.

Amanda Johnson began gaining weight at the age of three.

"I have no desire to be skinny, I just want to be healthy, so that's my goal," she said.

She says her weight has been a constant battle ever since.

"Food was my comfort. We moved a lot, so food was always there. That was what my go-to was to make me feel better," Johnson said.

"I have an app and I track everything that I eat. I go to the gym. I work out. It's not just I had weight loss surgery and magically lost weight. I work my butt off," Johnson said.

Now at 38-years-old, she's down to about 300 pounds for the first time since middle school.

"If you would've told me two years ago that I would be 400 pounds lighter now, I would not have believed you," she said.

Johnson says she's not aiming for a specific weight. She just wants to get down to a healthy size.

She documents everything she eats and her workout routines on her social media @Amandabytheton.

Johnson was also featured on the show "Family By The Ton," which aired on TLC.

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