Who is MeVsTheBulge?

Sup?!  Welcome to my Blog!

My name’s Amanda, pleasure to meet you!

I started this blog back in February 2010 for 2 reasons:

1.  I was insanely jealous of a friends witty blog; and

2. To help motivate me and keep me on track with my goals.

I struggled for a long time to lose weight and after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS for short) and mild insulin resistance I decided to get serious and lose the weight for GOOD.  This blog documents how I did so as well as chronicles my new improved and healthier lifestyle.

Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian or nutritionist.   All opinions are my own and are based on what I have found works for me or have otherwise been researched thoroughly.

Twitter: @mevsthebulge

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmandasDailyDoseofAwesome

33 Responses to “Who is MeVsTheBulge?”

  1. Alexis O'Sullivan-Hansen May 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    You go girl! Don’t worry us friends will love you what ever size, But maybe we should go surfing again when your feeling slim and golden brown. I’ll be slim and glowing white 🙂

    • amweekes May 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

      Haha who said I was woried about people loving me whatever size? It’s all about how I feel matey. 😉 I’d love to go surfing again… I think I would suck badly though haha!

  2. Gina Reid May 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Amanda – I think this is awesome ! and very inspirational.
    I think you should send this in to a publisher and get a book deal.
    Well done luv!

    • amweekes May 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

      Aw that’s so sweet of you! Haha 😀

  3. jobarb123 June 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Thanks for sending your comments it’s good to hear from others struggling with weight problems. My barriers are menopause and hypothyroidism. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you progress.

    • amweekes June 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

      It definitely makes it harder when hormones get in the way of goals but my motto is just keep going! I won’t let anything stand in my way of the body I want, the fitness level I want to achieve and the standard of health I want to maintain! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  4. msfitnesstrainer June 23, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    Hey Amanda,

    I have to say, that I ABSOLUTELY LOVEE your sense of humour. You are hilarious. lol, anyways, thanks so much for coming by and I will definitely be coming by to check up on you often! keep up the good work and rememeber that hard work will lead to success. All the best and talk soon!!!


  5. worldfromthisangle June 24, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    You’re doing awesome! Keep it up! And remember, while it can seem extremely frustrating at times, in the end, you DO have the strength to be healthy and get the body you want!

    • Amanda June 24, 2010 at 8:59 am #

      You are totally right! Thanks for the words of encouragement! 😀

  6. Wallace Bishop C.N.C. June 25, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Amanda you can do it! Your doing it THE RIGHT WAY t.

    • Amanda June 25, 2010 at 11:51 am #

      Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  7. Nicole June 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi Amanda! Thanks soooo much for commenting on my blog. Misery loves company 🙂 Just kidding. I just find it so inspiring to “meet” other women with PCOS and struggling to lose weight and manage their insulin resistance. CONGRATS on your weight loss — that is amazing! I can’t wait to read more and swap tips!

    • Amanda June 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

      Hey! Thanks for commenting back!! I love what you’re doing with your blog and may have to add it to my blog roll! 😉 I’m getting my insulin tested again soon and hopefully it’s at a better level. Will share when I get results back!

  8. Fiona July 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Hey Amanda,

    Good for you I know you will succeed in your goal….stay motivated I’m cheering for you.

    I am in a similar scenario have lost 12kgs with about another 15kg to go it can seem daunting at times to keep the finish line in sight.

    You go girl.

    • Amanda July 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

      Hey Fiona! Thanks for commenting! 😉 Wow, you’re doing so well! Well done! My weight loss is excruciatingly slow but I know I’m getting there and I’m enjoying the journey. It’s all about learning to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. I’ve overcome so many hurdles but I think I’m finally on the right path. 🙂

  9. FAITH August 6, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    very inspirational

  10. digdeep August 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    You Rock!

  11. gottolose August 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Amanda I don’t think that I have told you how close our story’s are. I have PCOS and I have a mild insulin resistance problem. I have had problems for years. I also have other female medical problems which I have had more then a few surgery’s for. I loved reading your blog and have to say you have a gift with words.

    • Amanda August 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank you gottolose! I recently got my insulin resistance under control via exercise and diet and it was one of the best pieces of news I ever received! Having PCOS has still been a battle to deal with weight wise, but slowly slowly… I’ll get there! And you will too. 🙂

  12. eatmovewrite November 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    You are such a pretty girl! I am eternally battling with my weight. It’s a battle made up of many small victories and a few defeats. It’s one step at a time. xo

    • Amanda November 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

      Oh thank you so much! *blush*

      I know how you feel – you just have to stick it out. Don’t let yourself be your own worst enemy – prove to yourself what you can do and the real you will shine! 🙂

    • Amanda November 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

      After reading your blog I can’t believe you would describe what you have accomplished as a small victory! You are my new hero. x

  13. skinniejeans November 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Good luck! Loved reading your backstory – very inspirational!

    • Amanda November 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you very much!

  14. Kiki December 8, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    i LOVE you blog honey!

    i am in almost an identical situation to you and you’re very inspiring.

    i’m a professional writer + blogger but i started a health blog back in Feb. did one detox annnnd…..then forgot about the whole thing

    you’ve inspired me to get my shit together and start it up again.


    • Amanda December 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Kiki! Thanks so much! 😀

      I’ll have to follow your progress! And say no to detoxes and quick fixes, k? 😉

  15. finefeather December 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    oh i have. on a new “journey” this time. i’m posting my first blog tonite, make sure u check it out

    ill put u on my blog roll too


    • Amanda December 9, 2010 at 8:18 am #

      Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing it! 🙂

  16. Weight Loss and Me October 18, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Nice to mee you amanda 🙂 so happy I found your blog!

  17. Mademoiselle Slimalicious January 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I’m glad I found your blog Amanda, your journey is VERY inspiring!

  18. Priya Singh June 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    oh my godness ! You remind me of me – well the old you and the old me ! I have been dealing with cysts and endometriosis through my teens and was put on the pill for management of irregular periods etc. I was also a skinny kid and became a fat teenager. My height and weight were the same at your starting weight too. I have lost about 30 kg and still not not happy with where i am right now, i want to be stronger, fitter and much more lean. I have been looking for a trainer / coach to bring up to a level simialr to yours. I have already bee burnt by two pt’s and looking for someone who i know delivers results. Are you in a position to let me know who your coach was in the later stage of your transformation so i can get i touch with them ? thanks amanda, im so happy for you, and im so happy i found your blog.

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