AMANDAHAAN

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Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage 2011 - Getting ready for night running hours, and my second run!




In June 2010, I went to Jacmel, Haiti with a missions team from Forward Edge International.




Me with my kids, Fall 2011


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I'm a 34 year old SAHM to two young children. I am a pretty healthy person and exercise regularly. Last year I was part of a 12 person 200 mile, overnight relay team and I loved it! In 2012, I am hoping to run my first half marathon and complete my first sprint triathlon.

My husband and I make efforts to eat clean. I really enjoy eating that way, but have lacked consistency. I really struggle with the idea that I am "dieting", and it naturally makes me want to rebel. My biggest struggle with healthy eating is that for some reason I feel like I can sneak/cheat during the day when I am home with the kids and since other adults don't see me, it doesn't "count". How dumb is that?

Last year I lost 17lbs eating clean and exercising. I went from 178 to 161lbs and I felt great. Then last summer I temporarily moved out of state with my two kids (without my husband) to sell our old home. It was extremely stressful and since I didn't have a full kitchen, we ate convenience foods for the first time in a LONG time. I gained back almost all of the weight in a very short period of time. It has made me angry because I worked so hard and now am almost back at the beginning.

My goals are to have a body I feel proud of, the make clean eating a lifestyle and to be healthy and strong so that I can do the things I love to do!


Member Since: 11/6/2006

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* Training for my first half marathon in February! First sprint triathlon in June! Second 200 mile overnight relay in July!
* Clean eating as a habit, not a "diet"
* Conquering weight loss obstacles!


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I love working out, so the hardest part for me is finding the time. Having two young children, one of whom is not in school yet, makes it difficult.

I eat clean (or try to)!



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  • v APPMTNDAISY
    You are doing great! I love the Mei Tai, and it is awesome you made it. I have a Moby Wrap and despite all the odd stares I get at the mall - it is the easiest way I have found to carry my little one. Same concept with the carriers, but yours looks even easier to use. :)
    2971 days ago
  • v LAURAWR27
    Hey, thanks for your comment, there's no way I'm giving up!
    And your children are gorgeous!
    Laura :)
    2998 days ago
  • v BYUMOM
    Hi, I wanted to thank you for the comment on my blog. I like how you mentioned that you try to assess the situation when you feel the urge to eat. I really need to do that too. I've also tried using substitutes when I get the urge to eat, mainly with drinking water or chewing gum...I ran out of gum though! I'll have to go get some more.
    Looks like we have kids about the same age, too. And my first was also "spirited" (and still is)!
    Anyway, thanks for taking the time to help out!
    3030 days ago
  • v LORICH
    Thanks for stopping by my page! You LOs are so adorable! I've been on BF for almost 2 years! :)
    3031 days ago
  • v BRIGHTBOW
    Hi Amanda, just dropping in to say, 30 is a fabulous age, don't you think?! :)
    3038 days ago
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