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

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

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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

My Goals:
* 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!

My Program:
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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    Welcome to the Half Marathon team! The group is made up of an awesome array of people. You will fit right in with your awesomeness.

    I see you did Ragnar. What did you think about that experience? I want to do one next year. I hear it is fun! Have a great day!

    3432 days ago
    Hi Amanda!! Welcome to the c25k team, it's great to have you!! :D

    4251 days ago
    Hey Lady! Did I tell you thanks for the Goodie? Well, in case I didn't....THANKS SO VERY MUCH!!!
    4488 days ago
    Hi :) Just checking out my buddy team! Seems like a bunch of nice people.. Looking forward to WIN january's challenge with you haha emoticon Love your dog! WHat breed is he? And adorable kids too emoticon
    4507 days ago
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    Thanks for the comment on my blog! It's always nice to hear that someone identifies with what's happening my head! You're little ones are SO cute! You and your family look very happy! Enjoy the holidays and keep up the great work!
    4531 days ago
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