My name is Amanda. First and foremost I’m a mom to the most wonderful little boy in the world, Lincoln. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for almost 12 years. I gave up my job as a charge nurse in Labor & Delivery to spend more time at home with my family. I now teach L&D clinicals for a local nursing school on a part time basis. I run, CrossFit, do yoga, cook and eat .. sometimes healthy, sometimes not. I love red wine, often too much and I have a lot of fun.


15 responses to “About

  1. Hi Amanda!

    I just stumbled upon your blog somehow and thought I would say hello. I noticed the photos of you and your husband on your main page. Congratulations to you both for losing weight! You both look FANTASTIC! 😀

  2. Cindi Yohn

    WTG my firstborn!!!

  3. Kelli Dabney

    Amanda! I am so proud of you! I know I’ve told you several times but wanted it to be posted on your blog. Everytime I read about a new race or a new recipe (I read all of them) I’m again reminded of where you started and how far you’ve come. You’re an inspiration and I’m so glad we stayed in touch so I could follow you through this amazing journey! Congratulations on your new life!

  4. Peggy Ward

    Hi Amanda, read your story in the Sunday paper then got on this. I admire you so much for what you have done. And running that is something else. I am overweight too and after three back surgeries and other surgeries I can hardly walk, I wish I could run. Now some of the food you eat I could not even try but you have done so good. I wish you luck and hope I can do the same by cutting way back. Your story is truly an inspiration to all of us who are overweight.

  5. Anita Talley

    I love to run, but due to job demands, it has been 3 long yrs since my last run. I maded myself a promise I would start running again this yr. Do you know if there are any running clubs in Mtg for beginner runners. I’m start training by myself Saturday.


  6. Roberta

    I really enjoy following your blog. I’m heavy and working on making life changes, working out, eating better/wiser, and taking up jogging again. I just ran across http://vanessaruns.wordpress.com/ and thot you might like her advice on running. Thanks for sharing your life in this way. It’s truly inspiring!

  7. Polly Mottonen

    Hi Amanda, just happened to find you while searching for a healthy low glycemic cookie. I have just been ordered by my doctor to loose 30 pounds fast to avoid becoming diabetic. I have started “Zumba” and running and trying to avoid carbs and have lost my first 10 pretty easily… now the cookie cravings are starting. 🙂

    I love your style. Thanks for sharing your world. I’m from Wi but live in Utah and your photo atop your home page makes me homesick for the northwoods.

  8. Dear Amanda – I started a new blog a few months ago and am slowly adding posts to it – mostly trying out different workouts and writing about them – came across your blog because you also wrote about Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones workout…. I’m amazed by your discipline – just the fact that you’re working (night shifts!!!), have a baby and are able to maintain a blog with such regularity is an achievement… not to mention the intelligence that you bring to the lifestyle discussion – so glad I found you… I wish there was a way to bring courageous and active women together from all over and see what we can do!

  9. Leslye

    Hi! My name is Leslye. I read on your blog where you bought a Nike shirt that says “suffer now, strut later”. Can you tell me where you got it at? I saw one at Dick’s Sporting Goods about 4 months ago in a size small and at the time could not fit into it. Now 20 lbs lights, I am looking for that shirt. If you come across it again will you please let me know. I would absoluately LOVE to get that shirt!
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Leslye, Alabama

  10. Hi,

    I wanted to inform you of the 2011 Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference, scheduled for June 24-26 in Boulder, Colorado.


    This conference will be a gathering of bloggers from throughout North America who specialize in the areas of fitness or health. I live in Boulder and can tell you it is a very active, healthy city and the perfect place for this conference.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to be included in conference updates. Find us on Twitter @fitnessbloggers

    I hope you can join us!

  11. Hi, Amanda:
    I just came across your blog in the freak way that wordpress brings me to new things, and I am loving it. Seems like we’ve had similar-ish journeys, basically in the losing a whole bunch of weight with WW and finding that love for running & quality food. I’m looking forward to poking around your site more!

  12. Sean Love

    I’m an Active Duty Naval Officer looking to really change my life through responsible eating. Your story is very motivational and the recipes look AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing your story.

  13. Hi there! I came across your blog from the Healthy Living Blogs website and thought I would stop and say hi! You are such an inspiration to living a healthy and happy life! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments. I saw you were in the Alabama area, as am I currently completing my dietetic internship. Thanks for sharing, and will be back to your site for sure!

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