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

Amanda Johnson doesn't want to be skinny. She just wants to be healthy, and she's well on her way.
Amanda Johnson has lost 400 pounds in two years in her journey to get healthy. (WMAZ)

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.